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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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“USMNT Striker” Ricardo Pepi called into the station’s big boy, PM Drive show, “The Hardline” with Corby Davidson and Bob Sturm to talk about his rather amazing last couple of months.
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This is the one where Andy & Peter return from the international window to find themselves caught up in Ronaldo’s return debut brace for ManUtd. Plus a look back at the crazy week that was USMNT and Ricardo Pepi. Plus Daniel Robertson with SerieA and Tyler Kern to catch us up on the Bundesliga.
This is the one where Andy & Peter breathe a giant sigh of relief as our very own Pepi saves the USA’s ass in Honduras. 4-1 and a win on the road salvages what was shaping up to be a Courva-esque low point for the USSF. The guys are joined by Buzz Carrick and ESPN’s Jeff Carlisle who has been traveling with the USMNT. Plus, Peter makes a promise that he’ll have to live up to.
This is the one where Andy & Peter (aka: Canada vs US) are joined by Tyler Kern and Buzz Carrick to discuss the 1-1 draw in Nashville. How freaked out should US fans be and is Andy a just gleeful Maple Leaf flying high? Is any US player showing well? What the hell is going on with Dest and what should we be looking out for Wednesday’s game in Honduras. Andy also brings his personal experiences with having been in the stadium and in that atmosphere.
This is the one where Andy & Peter are joined by Tyler Kern to discuss the USMNT 1st game in World Cup Qualifying – a 0-0 draw in El Salvador. Recorded right after the final whistle – lots of knee-jerk reactions and expectation setting of the realities of CONCACAF matches.
This is the one where Andy & Peter somehow attempt to cram in way too much soccer talking into way too few segments. Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United, Pepi’s announcement to play for the USMNT, the VAR Drama of LIVCHE, Arsenal’s wheel’s flying all over the place + Tyler Kern w/ Bundesliga and Daniel Roberson w/ Serie A. (Get your fav team’s jerseys at Soccer90.com / 25% off when you use “KickAround” at checkout!)
This is the one where Andy & Peter begin, officially, talking SerieA by enlisting Daniel Robertson as their correspondent. Daniel arrives with alarming Weston McKennie news and some insight into what will occur with Ronaldo’s place at Juve. Plus all the Premier League coverage you love and they catch up on Ted Lasso season 2.
This is the one that marks the start of the 8th Season of The KickAround! Andy & Peter dive right into the start of the new Premier League season with Lars and take note of FCD’s recent turn of fortunes. And, some spinning of the SWoA. Don’t forget to go shop at Soccer90.com and use “KICKAROUND” for 25% off your purchase.
This is the one where Andy & Peter hold their annual Prime Time Preview of the new season that begins this weekend. Lars Sivertsen checks in with an overview of the Premier League, Tyler Kern returns to help with the Bundesliga and Daniel Robertson debuts to guide us into SerieA. Plus we end with our Premier League predictions and probably just piss off a lot of people.