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 #104 – June 17, 2017

This is the one where Andy and Peter put a guy named “Amru” thru some high difficulty Dallas Burn trivia to see if he was worthy of a mint condition 1997 Burn jersey.

Episode #103 – June 10, 2017

This is the one where Andy & Peter finally get around to talking “Football Manager” – the insane time suck of soccer management simulation.  Phillip Foose from Sports Interactive, the game’s publisher joins the show to discuss. Plus talk about the USMNT and qualifying for Russia.

Episode #102 – June 3, 2017

This is the one where Andy & Peter hang with “their people” at a watching party for the 2017 Champion’s League Final.  Oh, and they talk to #Chet, in person!!

Episode #101 – May 27, 2017

This is the one where Andy & Peter discuss the outcome of “Cup Final Saturday” and how the result of the FA Cup impacts the status of Wenger at Arsenal.  Plus, an international edition of “The EatAround”, what is causing this FCD slump and reminder to join the guys at the Bomb Factory next Saturday for the Champion’s League Final.

Episode #100 – May 20, 2017

This is the one where Andy & Peter are overly giddy about hitting #100.  Hey, if you’re not as surprised as they are The Ticket has allowed them to “talk soccer and all that implies” for 100 episodes, then you know something they don’t.  Oh, and they prep everyone on how to enjoy the final weekend of EPL when we already know who’s won and who’s out.  And thanks for listening.

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”.