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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 discuss the surprising start for the USWNT at the Toyko Olympics and how a star-studded team could get off to such a crummy start. Plus, the Premier League and other European league starts are just around the corner, the USMNT is playing in DFW, the crew reviews S2E1 of Ted Lasso and the guys tell the story of going to the Cotton Bowl for Mexico vs El Salvador.
This is the one where Andy & Peter take time to reflect on Italy’s big win over England and Messi’s (finally) 1st piece of hardware with his motherland, Argentina. Plus Andy has an interesting idea on how to do the World Cup different, and sadly, “we need to talk about FC Dallas”….
This is the one where Andy & Peter gleefully preview BOTH the Copa America (Brazil v Argentina) and the Euro2020 (Italy v England) Finals. After talking Messi v Neymar, their good friend Lars joins in from London to help discuss and predict how the European tie will go and Jon Arnold joins from Deep Ellum to help get everyone ready to shift to the Gold Cup which is just starting.
This is the one where Andy & Peter have to play “Euro2020 Catchup” because so much had happened since the last show, not to mention the fact ENGUKR was happening live while broadcasting this episode. Plus Copa talk on the heels of Andy’s motherland falling to Brazil and Buzz calls in to talk Dallas selling another young player.
This is the one where Andy & Peter continue to discuss the Euro2020 and Copa America tournaments, especially the former since it has moved into the knock-out rounds and featured an early surprise. Plus Peter reveals an odd dream and Andy discusses why World Cup 2026 should be of particular interest to DFW.
This is the one where Andy & Peter gawk at
Hungry’s Hungary’s accomplishment against France, try and hammer out why England continues to shoot itself in the foot. Plus a review of how Peter’s predictions of Euro2020 are going, Andy talks up the Copa America and some USMNT talk.
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.