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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 run thru the EPL races: top 2, Euro spots and relegation. Plus Buzz calls in to talk FCD and they discuss how the soccer pyramid is applied to just the North Texas area.
The one where Andy & Peter wallow around in the return of EPL play, talk to Buzz about FCD and review what they learned from a couple of USMNT friendlies. Plus, a stirring, heartwarming edition of “Andy’s Soccer Storytime”.
This is the one where Andy & Peter enjoy an international break in the soccer schedule. Andy tries to explain the tangle of Euro Qualifiers, they discuss the USMNT win and current state and Peter reads his open letter to Kellyn Acosta.
This is the one where Andy & Peter bicker over City and L’Pool’s final push to the EPL title, discuss the Champion’s League quarterfinals and Buzz calls in to discuss the FCD loss in Columbus.
This is the one where Andy & Peter talk with Alexi Lalas about his hand ball rule idea, the USWNT lawsuit and more. Plus the normal high quality soccer talking you expect.
This is the one where Andy & Peter talk to the great Brian Dunseth to preview the 2019 MLS season, Buzz Carrick to talk the FCD home opener and all of the latest in the EPL going-ons.
This is the one where Andy & Peter get a shortened show and discuss the VAR drama in Champion’s League, more Chelsea silliness and preview ManU/Liverpool.
This is the one where Andy & Peter catch up on Champions League, the amazing tricks Spurs are turning and the bizzaro mess that is Chelsea. Plus, Buzz is in AZ with FCD and a quick review of “They Shall Not Grow Old” – which has nothing to do with soccer.
This is the one where Andy & Peter were back together for the first time in a few weeks – so lots to catch up on. All the Chelsea drama, why Peter worries for Pulisic and all the other EPL storylines. Buzz checks in to give a FCD update, the transfer window is discusses and the story of a dicpic.
This is the one where Andy left Peter behind to go play in a tournament, so Owen Newkirk, a Liverpool fan and the Ticket’s Dallas Star dude, sits in to do the soccer talking. Buzz Carrick from 3rdDegree.net also sits in.