The KickAround is simply about talking soccer and all that implies.

Andy & Peter bring the Dallas area perspective of the game, but in a way familiar to The Ticket. The show gives sanctuary to the segment of the true Ticket P1 who also love soccer. Now, after 20 years, a place for them is found on Saturdays, 2-4.

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Peter Welpton is a life long soccer fan with a 25 year radio career and somehow lucked into mixing the two into this weekly production. He has a real job, but spends his free time playing, writing and talking about soccer. (Dirty secret: the only reason he’s really doing this is to get an invite to Sturm’s annual English soccer trip)

Andy Swift is a soccer lifer who began his professional career as a TV reporter covering “futbol” before tackling management positions with the Dallas Burn (now FC Dallas), Major League Soccer, Dallas Cup, and FIFA. When taking time off from his soccer gigs, he spends too much time over-managing his Diamond Mind Baseball computer Geek-Ball league team.

(*Note* – As of 4/3/17 all shows prior to 2017 have been pulled from the site.  This was a space and cost savings measure.  If there is a show you’re looking for, email us and we’ll find a way to get that file to you.)

Episode #99 – April 22, 2017

This is the one where Andy & Peter talk FA Cup Semi finals and what Chelsea’s win means. Plus, the ever tightening race at the bottom and top halves of the EPL, Champions League and El Classico talk.  Also a whole bunch of FC Dallas discussion and when “Peter met Chet”.

Episode #98 – April 15, 2017

This is the one where the amazing Mark Followill sits in for Andy to talk all things Champions League, FC Dallas and Dallas Cup (for which Andy does call in).  Plus, Peter tries to sell the idea this pre-game speech was worth burning a segment over.

Episode #97 – April 8, 2017

This is the one where Andy & Peter are, again, live from the HQ of the Dallas Cup!  They love the Dallas Cup and you should too.  Why?  ‘Cause it represents everything to love about the sport and they talk all about that with the great Gordon Jago.  Plus the EPL race for 4th heats up, FC Dallas facing a big ol’ trap game and the two dumbest ideas ever in soccer are here.  take a listen.

Episode #96 – April 1, 2017

This is the one where Andy & Peter discuss why the Merseyside Derby continues to fail to deliver on the hype, reaction to the USMNT draw at Panama, why Peter broke up with Dirk, FCD’s big ol’ Mexican date and SOCCER HOTLINE!

Episode #95 – March 25, 2017

This is the one where Andy & Peter celebrate and discuss the history 6-0 USMNT win over Honduras in World Cup Qualifying.  Plus talk about FC Dallas’ good start to the season, and new edition of “the eat around”.

Episode #94 – March 18, 2017

This is the one where Andy & Peter talk about the “Wenger Situation” as the Gunners are in that odd spot of having an long time coach maybe overstaying his welcome.  Also, a talk about the Champion’s League Quarterfinal matchups, FCD home opener and a new bonus segment!

Episode #93 – March 11, 2017

This is the one where Andy & Peter discuss the now legendary Barcelona come from behind win over PSG, have fun with the final goal call and decide if it was actually all that big a deal after all.  Also a discussion about soccer moving on Facebook Live and FCD’s Fan Payback program and previews of the Huntsmen big week of games.

Episode #92 – March 4, 2017

This is the one where Andy & Peter flip the order of the show and start with MLS and FC Dallas previews and predictions.  Also the day in EPL and other stuff.

Episode #91 – February 25, 2017

This is the one where Andy & Peter return from an extended time away due to other station obligations  but get right to the biz of recapping as much of of the soccer happenings as they could.  Well, they didn’t get to all of it because Peter just had to spend a segment whining about “dogs on planes”.

Episode #90 – February 4, 2017

This is the one where Andy & Peter discuss Chelsea’ not so surprising dismantling of Arsenal, the weekend’s EPL action, mention Serie A, reflect on what we learned from the USMNT January camp and two friendlies (spoiler: not much) and why the show now is an official FC Dallas jinx.  *bonus segment – mix/mingle with ‘Country Force!’.