The Mutant Gene Podcast with Alexi Lalas
About This Show
The Mutant Gene Podcast from FOX Soccer analyst, former US Soccer legend Alexi Lalas. Each episode 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. 22 - Video Assistant Referees, Mourinho in Europa League final & FIFA Confederations Cup | Guest: Roger Bennett
May 17 17
In the latest TMGPod, Alexi Lalas predicts what impact Video Assistant Referees will have on the Beautiful Game (2:40), explains why the Europa League final will be a seminal moment in Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho’s career (7:15) and takes a first look at next month’s FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia (10:25).
Alexi is then joined by this week’s guest Roger Bennett, one half of the "Men in Blazers,” who shares his journey from Liverpool to the United States (14:10), why he fell in love with and immersed himself in American soccer (27:20) and the funny circumstances leading to the birth of "Men in Blazers" (33:00). The two then discuss Roger’s views on the state of the game and soccer fandom in America (38:40), how the external view on American soccer has changed over the years (47:00), Roger's past documentary work on the USMNT (51:50), Jurgen Klinsmann (56:00), and plans to make a museum out of the MIB’s "People’s History of American Soccer Hall of Fame” (1:01:00).