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 discuss the now famous “Jose rant” press conference. Plus a look at the Champion’s League Quarterfinal matchups, FC Dallas stuff and the speed of eSports becoming “a thing”. Oh, and the VAR alarm!
This is the one where Peter annoys Andy (more than usual) about the ManUtd win over Liverpool earlier that day. Plus they talk to FC Dallas head coach, Oscar Pareja.
This is the one where Andy & Peter dig into the upcoming 2018 FC Dallas season. Joining them is Buzz Carrick, of 3rd Degree (Dallas Morning News partner) fame and the only person who’s watch every pre-season game in person. Lots of good, tactical discussion and preview of what to expect this season.
This is the one where Andy & Peter talk to Beau Dure (@duresport) about the USSF Presidential election that had taken place earlier that day. Beau has been the leading soccer journalist covering the election and we’re for the better he called in to add his perspective. Plus, a recap of reactions to the crazy TOTvLIV game from the Sunday prior and the talking points that came from that amazing game.
This is the one where Andy & Peter discuss the aftermath of the winter transfer window, how the changes have or have not impacted the teams/players. Plus lots of discussion about the upcoming FCD season, and opinions about their new home primary kit.
This is the one where Peter purchases, as a gift to Andy, an Alexis Sanchez/ManUtd jersey – Andy is none too impressed. A discussion of the return of USMNT soccer and just how we’re all really rather apathetic about the on-field stuff at the moment. Also, David Beckham calls in; you’re milage may vary.
This is the one where Andy & Peter get a late start due to a Stars game, and if you listen live probably thought, “there’s no show this week!” Nope, there was a show and you get to hear both Andy reveal in Liverpool’s giant win, ceasing the ManCity streak – and a really interesting discussion with Tim about eSports. Including MLS’ move to launch their own.
This is the one where the wheels really went flying off. The first of the new year, Andy & Peter had a brand new board op and had to manage an uncertain end time. But they do spend a great segment talking to Brad Rothenburg, who has some insightful and hot opinions on Jonathon Gonzalez’s decision to flip from US to Mexico.