The Mutant Gene Podcast with Alexi Lalas
About This Show
The Mutant Gene Podcast is a weekly installment from FOX Soccer analyst, former US Soccer legend Alexi Lalas. Each week Alexi will dive into the hottest topics in soccer around the US and the world, from the MLS to the World Cup and everything in between. Tune in for great opinion and insight in a way that's as unique as Alexi, plus the top guests in the sport.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 20 - MLS Cup & World Cup expansion | Guest: Grant Wahl
Dec 8 16
In the latest episode of TMGP, Alexi Lalas discusses the uncertain future of the NASL and USL, the second and third tiers of American soccer (2:45), tells you who needs to win MLS Cup more: Toronto or Seattle (6:25), and he picks his favorite option among the various proposals for World Cup expansion (9:45).
Alexi is then joined by renowned soccer journalist Grant Wahl for a lengthy interview discussing Grant’s path to realizing his dreams of working at Sports Illustrated (13:20), what work he’s most proud of in his career (41:15), and his takes on several big picture stories in the soccer world, including FIFA (48:30), the state of U.S. Soccer (52:00) and its domestic leagues (56:30), and the eternal debate on promotion/relegation (1:02:20). They then finish the interview touching on Grant’s run for the FIFA presidency (1:07:30) and how he deals with Twitter trolls (1:10:00).