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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.

(*Note* – All shows prior to 2018 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 #151 – August 11, 2018

Episode #151 – August 11, 2018
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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

2018 EPL Preview Show
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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

Episode #150 – August 4, 2018
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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

KickAround After School Special – Oscar Pareja’s 2018
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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!!

Emergency Episode – KELLYN TRADED!!
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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

WorldCup KickAround Postgame Show 07/15/18
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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

WorldCup KickAround Pregame Show 07/15/18
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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.

Episode #149 – July 14, 2018

Episode #149 – July 14, 2018
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This is the one where Andy & Peter discuss the “Not So Super Bowl”, aka: World Cup 3rd Place game… Talk to Mark Followill about his WC broadcasting adventures… Talk to Buzz Carrick of 3rdDegree.net about the likelihood of FC Dallas buying a legit #9 and preview the World Cup Final.

WorldCup KickRound – 07/11/18

WorldCup KickRound – 07/11/18
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This is the one where Andy & Peter react to another Croatia come from behind win – and entry into the World Cup Final!

WorldCup KickAround – 07/10/18

WorldCup KickAround – 07/10/18
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This is the one where Andy & Peter review France’s big semi-final victory and try to figure out who’s going to win between Croatia and England.