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ExtraTime Reactions – FCD 2-1 Colorado

Instant match reactions from Dustin and Tyler Kern of ESPNSoccerToday on 103.3FM ESPN Radio as FC Dallas get a late winner over Colorado Rapids on a rainy night in Frisco, Tx

PLUS! Stay tuned afterwards for postgame video from Ryan Hollingshead and Thomas Roberts!

Also available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/l4Qipgy-xoY

Jamie Lovegrove’s Journey: A Sidekicks Story

Earlier in the year Dustin covered a Sidekick’s match. And while the squad has a ton of interesting stories and personalities, Dustin was struck by one in particular. Jamie Lovegrove.

Born in England and pro at 16, he now finds himself in Texas playing for both the Sidekicks and the Ft Worth Vaqueros and even scored the 2018 NPSL goal of the year.

Dustin sat down with Jamie to talk about growing up in England, differences in the youth systems, his decision to move to the US for college, life in the MASL, and much more!

Don’t forget to stick around to the end for instructions on how to win 4 tickets to the Sidekicks game on Sunday March 24th and some autographed Sidekicks player graphics!

ExtraTime Reactions: FCD 2-0 LAG

Dustin and Arman Kafai from ProSoccerUSA.com give their instant takes on Luchi Gonzalez’ first win as FC Dallas defeat the Zlatan-less LA Galaxy.

PLUS! Stay tuned afterwards for postgame audio from Paxton Pomykal, Marquinhos Pedroso, and Edwin Cerrillo

Also available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/nKMfG-PtrTE

2019 Season Preview with Buzz Carrick and Kevin Lindstrom of 3rd Degree

Its the start of a new season!

Buzz Carrick of 3rdDegree.net joins Dustin to run the rule over FC Dallas’ offseason, Luchi Gonzalez, and North Texas SC. Buzz also goes through a “rapid-fire” list of predictions.

Then! Kevin Lindstrom, also of 3rdDegree.net and author of “The Original” MLS Power Rankings phones in to help set the stage for teams around the league. Plus, he gives his takes on the new coach and tells some fun stories from FC Dallas past.

ExtraTime Reactions: FCD 1-1 NE

Dustin and Tristan give their instant reactions from FC Dallas’ 1-1 draw with New England Revolution on a cold, rainy night in Frisco.

See the video at https://youtu.be/t7ZkdrGhMTU

FC Dallas Pre-Season and Dallas Sidekicks with Dan Crooke

Dan Crooke dropped by to chat with Dustin about all the pre-season goings on. They compared Luchi and Oscar’s pre-seasons, talked about the new signings, the airport arrivals, Eric Quill joining North Texas SC, and Dustin’s recent trip to the Dallas Sidekick’s match.

They also played interviews with Paxton Pomykal, Zdenek Ondrasek, Eric Quill, and Michel (you’ll wanna hear this one!)

Dan Crooke is a writer for 3rd Degree, the Dallas Morning News, and mlssoccer.com.

Dan’s article on the Saturday scrimmages: https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/soccer/soccer/2019/01/27/fc-dallas-scrimmage-produces-initiallook-store

Au Revoir 2018 – End of Year Episode

In this, the final episode of 2018, Dustin Nation and Tristan Vick take a look back at this year in the Dallas Soccer Show. They talk about the long list of guests and interviews and pull back the curtain on what its been like to have FC Dallas press credentials and the benefits its brought to the show.

They also round up all of the off-season news for FC Dallas including the departures of Oscar Pareja and Luiz Muzzi, the hiring of Luchi Gonzalez as the first-team head coach, the founding of the USL League One team (North Texas Soccer Club), the current player transfers, potential future transfers (including Bryan Acosta), and much more!

2018 Guest List

  • Jon Arnold
  • Kevin Minkus
  • Jason Poon
  • Drew Epperley
  • Adam Belz
  • Buzz Carrick
  • Reggie Cannon
  • Sebastian Abbott
  • Tyler Kern
  • Mark Goodman (Soccer Rabbi)
  • Arman Kafai
  • Carter Baum
  • Steve Davis
  • Jared Tilley
  • Peter Welpton

2018 Post-Mortem with Arman Kafai

Dustin met up with Arman Kafai of ProSoccerUSA.com at The Thirsty Growler to reflect on the 2018 season and talk about Oscar Pareja leaving FC Dallas.

They discussed their feelings on how the season went (and ended), rating the transfer business by FC Dallas, looking ahead to the expansion draft, and the needs for 2019.

Then they broke down the Oscar Pareja situation, speculated on replacements, talked about the USL League 1 side, and ran the rule across the development deal with Bayern Munich.

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End of Season Review and Post-Season Preview with Peter Welpton

Peter Welpton of Kickaround and 3rd Degree fame joins Dustin to break down the loss to Colorado and the way the season ended. They also look ahead at what to expect from the knock-out game with Portland, and MLS playoffs on the whole.

Also, Peter said “dooty” and talks about learning the “other” meaning of Peter.

SKC Knocks FCD From Atop The West

Sporting Kansas City came to Frisco and thoroughly spanked FC Dallas 3-0. A good first half was negated by mistakes and ultimately ended with no chance of FC Dallas winning the Western Conference.

Dustin and Tristan discuss the match, whether or not FC Dallas has a “pressure problem”, and whether or not the team needs to revert back to its counter-attacking ways.

Plus! Oscar Pareja’s press conference in full.