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.)
This is the one where Andy & Peter deal with the news Oscar Pareja is leaving FC Dallas. *sad face emoji*
This is the one where Andy & Peter, after three weeks of being preempted, get to talk ARSvLIV and catch up on all the EPL and Champions’ League going-on’s they’d missed. Plus, group therapy about the shocking end to FC Dallas’ 2018 season.
This is the one where Andy & Peter use the international break to dig into some other soccer topics. The USM&WNT, the value of the soccer pickup game, a preview of the FCD/DCU game, an explanation of the Columbus Crew/Austin FC resolution and a great visit with Bobby Moffat. The Dallas soccer legend calls in to talk about this week’s NASL 50th anniversary celebrations.
This is the one where Andy returns from his European vacation, and that called for a return of an edition of “The EatAround”. Plus, the high drama of Manchester United/José/Pogba continues, preview the Godzilla game of LIVMCI and a discussion about FC Dallas’ push into the MLS Playoffs.
This is the one where Andy is still on vacation but Monty pouts over his Chelsea losing its lead on Liverpool due to a Daniel Sturridge wonder strike. Also most blathering about José & Paul, and the rest of the day in the EPL. Buzz Carrick calls into talk about the weird news that Oscar Pareja had interviewed for the USMNT, and what really is going on there.
This is the one where Andy is gone on vacation and Peter almost has to fly solo, until Buzz shows up. Some EPL talk, lots of FCD talk and other stuff. A weird little episode.
This is the one where Andy & Peter attempt to explain the UEFA Nation’s League and end up with their “worst segment, ever”. Also, they finally review All or Nothing: Man City, and discuss the USMNT team loss to Brazil and the ongoing search for a new coach.
This is the one where Andy returns from his international travels only to find his beloved Liverpool running rampant towards a quadruple. Plus he and Peter discuss the goofiness at ManUnited that certainly isn’t going to end well and look at Watford who might be the next “LCFC”. Plus Buzz calls in to talk FC Dallas’ weirdness and where does the Dempsey statue go?
This is the one where Andy is running around Europe eating bugs, so Jeff Catlin, noted Hammers fan and our boss, joins Peter to discuss his favorite team and show off just how committed to soccer he is. Then the great Dave Dir calls in to tell you everything you should know about FCD and MLS.
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?