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 provide recovery, relief and support to anyone affected by the USMNT’s stunning fall out of Russia2018. Live from Boston’s Pizza in Irving, they discuss what happened, how it happened and what should be done to “Fix this Sh!t, Rich!”. Plus a live P1 “Airing of Grievances”.
This is the one where Andy & Peter celebrate and discuss the USMNT giant win over Panama in Orlando, and break down where the team stands in qualifying for Russia2018. Plus a full reveal of what actually happened behind MLS’ fine of FCD for a game day roster violation and can the Huntsmen salvage their disappointing season?
This is the one where Andy and Peter talk about Mark Cuban’s comments about, and admiration for, the FC Dallas academy system and how it could be a path to a future NBA. Also, the dark hurt of the FCDallas season. While this aired before the loss in Minnesota, much of what is discussed actually predicted the result. Plus, other soccer talking.
This is the one where Andy & Peter enjoy the return of league play after an international break – but that comes with a recap of the USMNT disappointment and where the team stands to qualify for Russia’18. Also, trying to figure out what ails FC Dallas and a call from the pitch invader, Melanie Barnes who explains what exactly was going thru her head.
This is the one where Andy & Peter fret over the USMNT loss to Costa Rica, bitch about the USSF selection of venue, worry about FCDallas both on and off the field and general wallow in a deep pool of soccer drama.
This is the one where Andy returns from his hiatus of glamorous world travel and talks with Peter about the Champions League Group draw, they meet their Ticket Fight Night tribute and talk about the mighty funk the Huntsmen find themselves in.
This is the one where Justin sits in for Andy and participates in all the soccer talking. A new EPL season is in full swing, Peter expresses his biggest concern about the introduction of VAR and a non-soccer goof off segment with Justin, too boot.
This is the one where Andy & Peter – well, actually Mark Followill and Peter talk all about the opening day of the 2017 EPL season.
This is the one where the great Gordon Jago sits with Peter to talk all about the upcoming EPL season. Predictions by the pair and Andy and Mark Followill. Good times.
This is the one where Andy & Peter got THREE hours, instead of the normal two, and talked about Kellyn Acosta’s announced desire to head to Europe, Neymar’s move to Paris, the pending EPL season start, FCD’s bumpy ride and other stuff not necessarily related to soccer (aka: the “all that implies” portion of the show).