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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 & Peter return after almost a month of getting preempted by SMU Football and Stars Hockey. Making a rare appearance is Bob Sturm as Peter attempts to get him admit Liverpool’s eventual championship. Plus lots of catching up on everything that has happened since the last show (Poch! Jose! Emry!) and just skip the last five minutes because the debut of “KickAround Theater” didn’t go very well. Apologies.
This is the one where Andy & Peter get all excited that maybe the results of the Premier Weekend were going to end up making a stir in the table, only to end right back where we started before Saturday morning. Plus a summation of the FCD season and producersam debuts a new game show.
This is the 200th one – Andy and Peter celebrate Pulisic’s first (three!) goals in the Premier League and why that is so important to the fate of humanity. It’s also the end of another FC Dallas season without a MLS Cup – Peter predictably is not happy and Andy plays the role of patient supporter of the current plan.
This is the one where Manchester United legends, Bryon Robson and Andy Cole, come in-studio for a visit and make Andy very nervous. Plus the show gets flipped with FC Dallas’ playoff game kicking off just after the show started and Andy & Peter finally get to review “Maradona” – the great documentary. (you really need to see it, available on HBO)
This is the one where Andy is gone, on one of his mysterious CONCACAF trips, and Buzz Carrick (@3rddegreenet) sits in for him. But the big item on the run sheet was the conversation with Paxton Pomykal, fresh from signing his new contract with FCD. Also, Dave Dir checks for some honest USMNT talk.
This is the one where Andy is out, so the resulting void of “insufferable Liverpool fan” is filled by Owen Newkirk. Lots of reaction to the big Man City defeat but the real question is, between Spurs, ManU, Arsenal and Chelsea – which is in the worse shape? Plus some Pulisic talk, Buzz previews the FCD situation and more.
This is the one where Andy and Peter dig into the weekend’s Premier League action, including the the Man City 8-0 stomping and Everton’s odd lost to Wednesday, at home. Plus, the return of the Champions League and what exactly is going on with Paxton?
This is the one where Andy returns from vacation to tell tails of eating haggis (yuck). It’s also a therapy session for all USMNT fans on the heels of the 3-0 smushing by Mexico and their long awaited review of “Take Us Home” – the Leeds/Bielsa doc.
This is the one where Will Parchman (@WillParchman), of The Athletic, sits in for Andy – who’s somewhere eating weird food and not going to the Old Firm Derby. The power of Will’s soccer brain is on full display as he and Peter talk about the weekend’s PL action, the USMNT call-ups and stuff.
This is the one where Andy wallows in his glee that ManU lost, at home, to Palace. They also welcome Dan Crooke’s insight into the odd going-on’s with Bury and Bolton and how that might related to how the sport is structured here, stateside. Plus some FCD and their initial thoughts on the long awaited Leeds docu-series on Prime.