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.
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!
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.
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.
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”.
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!’.
This is the one where Andy & Peter finally touch the “3rd rail” of soccer – Pro/Rel, but do it with the great Peter Wilt. Plus a discussion about why FC Dallas can only sell 6k season tickets when the new ATL franchise can do 27K in it’s first season.
This is the episode where Bob Sturm calls in to explain his anti-Pogba attitude, Andy & Peter go over the ever-growing idea of “tricking up the game” and a talk about FC Dallas’ pre-season roster efforts. And, a discussion about the “Gina Miller Effect”.
This is the one where Andy & Peter dig into the bizarre news FIFA has decided to expand the 2026 World Cup. Plus talk on the current race at the top of the EPL, FC Dallas big week of news and Jurgen Klinsmann says the darnedest things.
It’s the first show of the new year and the one where Andy & Peter get into the 3rd Round of the FA Cup, the upcoming USMNT January camp and roster and Peter tells the story of how he saved Las Vegas and CES from a terrorist attack.
This is the one with super awesome bonus audio!! Andy & Peter talk about the crush of EPL games during the holiday season and now we’re halfway into the season – how do their pre-season picks look? Also talk about that Ronaldo $100M offer, the Chinese Super League and its impact on the global scene. And after Saturday’s show, we’ve included the two segments from Thursday’s fill-in show when FCD’s Victor Ulloa and Kellyn Acosta joined us in studio.