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 #154 – September 8, 2018

This is the one where Andy & Peter attempt to explain the UEFA Nation’s League and end up with their “worst segment, ever”.  Also, they finally review All or Nothing: Man City, and discuss the USMNT team loss to Brazil and the ongoing search for a new coach.

Episode #153 – September 1, 2018

This is the one where Andy returns from his international travels only to find his beloved Liverpool running rampant towards a quadruple. Plus he and Peter discuss the goofiness at ManUnited that certainly isn’t going to end well and look at Watford who might be the next “LCFC”.  Plus Buzz calls in to talk FC Dallas’ weirdness and where does the Dempsey statue go?

Episode #152 – August 18, 2018

This is the one where Andy is running around Europe eating bugs, so Jeff Catlin, noted Hammers fan and our boss, joins Peter to discuss his favorite team and show off just how committed to soccer he is. Then the great Dave Dir calls in to tell you everything you should know about FCD and MLS.

Episode #151 – August 11, 2018

This is the one where Andy & Peter kick off the 2018 EPL season with its first weekend slate of games.  Plus a discussion about the “Watchability Rankings” recently introduced by The Ringer and what exactly is up with good ol’ FC Dallas?

2018 EPL Preview Show

This is the one where Andy & Peter discuss, at length, all of the ins&outs of the 2018 EPL season.

Hey everyone, IT’S BACK!

Episode #150 – August 4, 2018

This is the one where Andy & Peter return from their post World Cup exile, re-live the broadcast from the Final, preview their upcoming EPL Preview show, discuss the FCD/Acosta divorce and a bunch more soccer talking.

KickAround After School Special – Oscar Pareja’s 2018

FC Dallas legend, coach and father-figure, Oscar Pareja sits down for a conversation covering the shocking trade of Kellyn Acosta, his frustrations of the July transfer window, what to expect from the new faces and ends with passionate answers about his expectations of his players and of himself.

Emergency Episode – KELLYN TRADED!!

This is the one where Andy & Peter throw together a recorded Google Hangout to discuss the amazing news of FC Dallas trading away Kellyn Acosta for a bunch of stuff.  How did this happen? Why? Is the sky falling?  Who’s gonna bring the swag?  It’s all discussed and analyzed in this 43 minutes.

WorldCup KickAround Postgame Show 07/15/18

After struggling to watch the World Cup Final between France and Croatia, because they found themselves enveloped in the middle of 1200 mostly French drunks, Andy & Peter try as best as they could to discuss France’s big win, give an overview of the tournament and pronounce their “best 11” players by position.  Warning: this may admittedly be a very tough listen.  But we did our best considering the circumstances.

WorldCup KickAround Pregame Show 07/15/18

Live from The Happiest Hour in Uptown, and sponsored by Corona, Andy & Peter preview the Final and have no idea about the insane crowd and scene that was about to descend upon them.