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.
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This is the one where Andy & Peter discuss the anti-climatic Championship Sunday in the EPL, the appearance of zLAtan at the newly refurbished Toyota Stadium, wonder about Mauro Diaz some more and relive their attendance of a 1st round USOC game. Oh, and Andy doesn’t like cheese on his burger.
This is the one where Andy and Peter discuss the mysterious absence of Mauro Diaz from the FC Dallas line-up (again), look forward to the Champions League Final and encourage soccer fans to attend a local US Open Cup first round derby.
This is the one where Andy & Peter discuss the retirement of Wenger from Arsenal and what that means for the iconic club. Also, is FC Dallas better with or without Mauro Diaz on the field, and what it means now that the World Cup is using VAR (*cue VAR Alarm!*)
This is the one where Andy & Peter wallow in the fun of that week’s Champion’s League results, specifically the goal call in Roma’s win over Barcelona. Plus, Buzz Carrick from 3rdDegree.net and DMN calls in to discuss what’s up with FC Dallas and Mauro.
This is the one where Peter teaches Andy his stupid, but incredibly fun, new card game using Panini stickers. Plus the guys revisit the two stunning goals scored in the previous week but two of the games biggest personalities and reaction of the amazing Manchester derby. Oh, and are the undefeated FC Dallas any good?
This is the one where because Andy is off running the world’s most prestigious youth tournament, the good Justin sits in and suffers through Peter’s overbearing hot-air soccer rants. But, it all works out as Zlatan does his thing while, not only was the show live at that time, but they were actually in the midst of talking about him when “The Lion” roared.
This is the one where Andy & Peter are LIVE from the 39th Dallas Cup. Lots of talk about their favorite event of the Spring and the Zlatan news. The boys discuss their concerns with FCD’s questionable start and admit, they are showing early symptoms of “WORLD CUP FEVER!!”
This is the one where Andy & Peter discuss the now famous “Jose rant” press conference. Plus a look at the Champion’s League Quarterfinal matchups, FC Dallas stuff and the speed of eSports becoming “a thing”. Oh, and the VAR alarm!
This is the one where Peter annoys Andy (more than usual) about the ManUtd win over Liverpool earlier that day. Plus they talk to FC Dallas head coach, Oscar Pareja.
This is the one where Andy & Peter dig into the upcoming 2018 FC Dallas season. Joining them is Buzz Carrick, of 3rd Degree (Dallas Morning News partner) fame and the only person who’s watch every pre-season game in person. Lots of good, tactical discussion and preview of what to expect this season.