Dustin Nation

FC Dallas loses to SJ

Dustin and Tristan discuss FC Dallas’ 1-3 loss to last place San Jose. Jesse Gonzalez, Cristian Colman, and Dominique Badji are all discussed.

Then, something new! Dustin and Tristan break down audio from Oscar Pareja’s post-match conference.

2018 Mid-Season Awards

For the 2nd season in a row, Dustin and Tristan hand out their mid-season awards for FC Dallas. But before the awards are handed out, they break down FC Dallas’ big win over Sporting Kansas City and all the latest news from the squad.

The awards handed out:

  • Most Likely To Go Missing
  • Best Stand-In Player
  • Best Goal
  • Best Match
  • Worst Match
  • Most Improved Player
  • Mid-Season MVP

Agree? Disagree? Tell us on Twitter!

Texas Derby Round 1 plus “RapidsRabbi” on Dominique Badji

Dustin and Tristan discuss the 1-1 draw in the first installment of the battle for El Capitan between FC Dallas and Houston Dynamo, the Kellyn Acosta trade, and Pablo Aránguiz. Then Mark Goodman (@RapidsRabbi) joins Dustin to discuss Dominique Badji’s strengths and weaknesses as a player, and get an insight into Badji as a man.

June/July Recap – Plus Harrison Crow on FCD Left Backs

Dustin and Tristan discuss the goings on since they were last at the mic, FC Dallas’ new signing Marquinhos Pedroso, and what FC Dallas need in the summer transfer window. PLUS Harrison Crow of American Soccer Analysis joins us to pit Figeroa vs Hollingshead in an epic battle of statistics!

LA Breakdown with Tyler Kern

Dustin is joined by Tyler Kern from ESPN Soccer Today and FC Dallas Radio. Tyler and Dustin break down the past few weeks of FC Dallas play and answer listener questions.
Topics include Oscar Pareja’s new-found flexibility, VAR, Barrios, Mosquera, Reto Zeigler, the Open Cup, and the luxury of having so many soccer experts around DFW and FC Dallas.

Bonus Episode! FCD vs San Antonio FC with Texas Soccer Radio

The boys from Texas Soccer Radio join the show to fill us in on San Antonio FC ahead of the US Open Cup clash with FC Dallas!

And be sure to check out their show for our preview of the FC Dallas side of things!

Their Show:

Sebastian Abbot, Author of “The Away Game”

Dustin and Tristan recap FC Dallas’ win over Toronto FC, and then welcome the author of The Away Game: The Epic Search for Soccer’s Next Superstars, Sebastian Abbot! He shared some great stories about his time in Africa and Qatar and put a human face on the effort to find “the next Messi”. We also talked about modern scouting, game intelligence, the Relative Age Effect, and much much more!

Show Notes:
Buy “The Away Game”: https://www.amazon.com/Away-Game-Search-Soccers-Superstars/dp/0393292207

Reggie Cannon

Reggie Cannon stopped by the show for a chat! Hot off of his 1st MLS goal, he joined us to talk about that goal, his days in the academy, turning down a pro contract to attend UCLA, becoming a pro, and turning idols into rivals.
Plus, he answers listener questions about stats, Zelda, Zlatan, and his favorite right back.

FCD Beats LA Galaxy

Dustin and Tristan discuss FC Dallas’ 3-2 win over Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s LA Galaxy.
They talk mid-field battle, FCD’s defense, the circus atmosphere at Toyota Stadium and more!

Buzz Carrick from 3rd Degree

3rd Degree’s own Buzz Carrick joins Dustin and Tristan. The conversation ran the gamut of FC Dallas topics, everywhere from how 3rd Degree got started to Oscar’s South American ties and what that’s meant to the club and even to the academy.
Don’t miss this discussion with one of FC Dallas’ longest running reporters!