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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 is, again, missing due to Dallas Cup duties, so the great Tyler Kern joins Peter to talk about another Christian Pulisic injury, Chelsea’s big loss to WBA, and his insight as to the going-ons in the Bundesliga. Plus, we talk to Tyler Lee (@TylaLeeLee), a local guy who plays in competitive Sunday league, non-pro levels – but also just played for his country in a World Cup Qualifier!
This is the one where Andy and Pe….. oh wait, Andy is out doing Dallas Cup stuff, so Peter is first joined by Lars Sivertsen to talk all about Europe, both domestic and World Cup qualifying. And then Buzz Carrick from @3rdDegreeNet to discuss the U23’s Olympic Qualifying stuff, and catch us up on what’s going on with FCD.
This is the one where Andy & Peter dig into the interesting Champions League quarterfinal draw and discuss the ongoing “José drama” underway with Spurs. Plus Andy, with the upcoming 42nd edition of The Dallas Cup, presents his “Best Ever 11” from the vaunted tournament’s history.
This is the one where Andy & Peter have a shortened show, but horn in a lot of talk about the Premier League results of the day and review what went down in the Champions League week. Plus, the USMNT U23’s make a run at the Olympics starting this week!
This is the one where Andy & Peter review the new Pelé doc now streaming on Netflix, discuss the Der Klassiker and review the day’s action in the Premier League. Plus, Sam and Josh set their bet for the “Control Room Derby”.
This is the one where Andy & Peter, as normal, talk soccer. There wasn’t a major event to discuss, just a bunch of Premier and European league games, oh, and a rather weird VAR incident. A look at the USMNT wacky schedule for World Cup qualifying and the Dribble!
This is the one where Andy & Peter talk with Lars about what is going on at Chelsea and Tuchel, plus Andy has to just ‘take it’ from Sam after Everton’s first win at Anfield since ’99. Plus, the crew reviews, “Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait”.
This is the one where Peter & Andy get a call from Greg Lalas to talk about soccer movies and documentaries. Greg is the co-founder of the ‘Kicking+Screening Soccer Film Festival’ and has some really good insight into the topic. Plus more talk on City’s now dominant run and Liverpool’s anything but dominate run. Also, the return of the Champions League is this week, so a preview!
This is the one where Peter has an aneurysm at the end of the show when he learns United gave up a goal on the last kick and Andy has a good laugh. Really, other than the insightful punditry, the best reason to listen to this episode. Oh, and Buzz Carrick (3rddegree.ent) calls in to dish on all the details of the Bryan Renyolds sale to Roma.
This is the one where Andy & Peter agree a 0-0 draw between Arsenal and ManUtd was an entertaining game. Plus they discuss the Lampard/Tuchel/Chelsea drama and how that all may play out. Plus a discussion of the finances of Barca, what that means, the MLS CBA silliness and yes, Jizz Hornkamp makes it on the show.