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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 have to shift gears because just a bit before the start of the show the Christen Eriksen medical emergency happened and were not clear as to what his condition was. But international tournaments are happening and there was soccer talking to be done. Plus USMNT team big win over Mexico!
Peter was invited for a few minutes to catch Corby & Bob up on the USMNT and their big wins over regional foes.
This is the one where Andy & Peter review their pre-season predictions with the good Lars Sivertsen, who also reviews his. Who did better?!? Also w/ Lars, two really good segments breaking down the Euro2020(1) that begins this coming Friday.
This is the one where Andy & Peter preview the final set of Premier League games for this really weird 20/21 season. Also talk about the final results from other European leagues and a mention of a great newsletter, “SpaceSpaceSpace” which wrote up a good primer about Barnsley’s “MoneyBall” method that got them pretty far. Plus Buzz, USMNT and Andy had some news to share.
This is the one where Andy & Peter discuss that morning’s FA Cup win by Leicester City over Chelsea and what that game meant in the big scheme of things for both teams. Buzz checks in to explain what exactly Luchi is attempting to pull off with Dallas, and some digging thru that MLSPA Salary data dump.
This is the one where Andy & Peter try and sort out what Premier League teams would get a spot in Champions League (actually it’s Andy trying to see how his L’Pool can still do it), and Lars calls in from London to talk all about the ManUtd protests, who’s Spurs next coach and the rollercoaster that is Arsenal. Plus Buzz calls in to preview the Texas Derby, and a new segment, “TIL”.
This is the one where Andy & Peter break out the shovels and dig out from the rubble that was the Super League. Plus Matt Doyle from MLSsoccer.com calls in to talk the new season and Peter fusses about FCD’s new 3-4-3 formation.
This is the one where Andy and Peter get together with their pal Lars Sivertsen (@LarsSivertsen) to discuss the sudden emergence of the SuperLeague and its equally fast downfall. How we got here, why 12 clubs thought they could do it, why it crumbled so easily and what’s next. Plus, Lars gets to scratch his MLS itch. Enjoy.
This is the one where Andy triumphantly returns from Dallas Cup duty to the sack-kicking over the state of his Liverpool. Poor Andy. There was FA Cup action, some PL stuff and Champions and Europa League semi-final matchups to discuss. Buzz from 3rdDegree.Net checks in as it’s the opening day for the Huntsmen and it was 25 years ago this week for a very important event for your hosts.
This is the one where Andy is, again, missing due to Dallas Cup duties, so the great Tyler Kern joins Peter to talk about another Christian Pulisic injury, Chelsea’s big loss to WBA, and his insight as to the going-ons in the Bundesliga. Plus, we talk to Tyler Lee (@TylaLeeLee), a local guy who plays in competitive Sunday league, non-pro levels – but also just played for his country in a World Cup Qualifier!