Andre Zanotta plus Big Podcast News

The 2021 DSS season kicks off with exciting news about the podcast, including adding Nico Mendez to the team!

Dustin, Tristan, Jonathan and Nico then walk through the FC Dallas off-season roster moves and preseason schedule.

To close out the episode FC Dallas Technical Director, Andre Zanotta, joined the crew to talk about scouting, homegrowns, the latest signings, and the decision to trade Barrios. He even teased a potential new signing!

Interview – John Nelson

FC Dallas left back, John Nelson, stopped by for a chat with Dustin.

They talked about John’s path to the pros, decision to leave UNC early, some of his famous friends, and much more!

Check it out!

Meeting Jimmy Maurer (an interview)

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Jimmy Maurer took a break from family, training, studying for an MBA, and working out to chat with Dustin and Jonathan.

They talked a little about shelter-in-place life and a lot about Jimmy’s journey to Dallas.

What MLS keepers did he take lessons with? Who was his GK coach as a kid in Atlanta? How close was he to signing with Oscar Pareja in Colorado? How many times has he watched the HGTV episode he was on in Chile?

All this and much more!

Luchi’s Leadership

Dustin sat down with FC Dallas Head Coach Luchi Gonzalez to talk about his views on leadership and how he approaches leading as a coach and manager.

Luchi talked about the pressure of leading players and staff, dealing with all of the responsibilities that come with the job, the origin of the “family” mantra, and the one thing he wants to tell fans about the upcoming season.

CBA for Dummies – with Scott Rezendes

Before the 2020 MLS season starts, the players and owners have to come to an agreement on a new CBA. Travel, roster rules, salaries, and several other issues have to be figured out. But what exactly is a CBA, and how did we get here?

Scott Rezendes of The Soccer Syndicate (and formerly an employee at the MLSPA and a USL GM) joins Dustin to break it all down from the beginning! They cover the beginning of the MLSPA, what negotiations are REALLY like, current and historical hot button issues, and much more!

Lower League Roundup – Josh and Moises Hernandez

Dustin gives a summary of the first few weeks of MASL action for the Dallas Sidekicks and the Mesquite Outlaws.

Then Dustin and Arman sat down with Josh Hernandez (Sidekicks) and Moises Hernandez (formerly FC Dallas) to talk about their lives, careers, growing up together, and who’s better at FIFA.

2019 (LIVE) Season Review – Part 2

The guys took over the mezzanine at 3 Nations Brewery in Carrollton, Tx for their live season review show. They were joined by a parade of friends and had so much fun they split it into two parts!

In part 2, Dustin, Arman, Tristan, and Jonathan have their own roundtable to discuss FC Dallas’ 2019 season. They grade the team, discuss the premise of whether a curve should be applied to that grade, and then ponder “what if Oscar Pareja hadn’t left”. The guys are then joined by audience members to discuss their view on the season, including FC Dallas social media team member, Michael Ramirez (@michrami_).

Following that, Walter Martinez (@El_Quimico) of the 19th Minute Podcast joins to talk about the attendance/marketing/game-day issues the team seems to have.

And finally, everyone at the brewery helped crown the Dallas Soccer Show Player of the Year award.

2019 (LIVE) Season Review – Part 1

The guys took over the mezzanine at 3 Nations Brewery in Carrollton, Tx for their live season review show. They were joined by a parade of friends and had so much fun they split it into two parts!

In part 1, Dustin, Arman, and Tristan chat with North Texas SC CB and captain Brecc Evans about his career and life at North Texas SC. Then 3rd Degree’s Dan Crooke (@Crooke86), FC Dallas Media’s Garrett Melcer (@GarrettMelcer), and Jonathan run the comb over North Texas SC’s inaugural season!


Special Edition – NTSC’s Move To Arlington with GM Matt Denny

This week, North Texas SC announced that they’ll be playing the next 3 seasons at Globe Life Park in Arlington. And we have questions.

I caught up with NTSC general manager Matt Denny to try and get some of them answered.

Mother’s Day Special: Kanikah Perry-Acosta

Closing out our Mother’s Day specials, Dustin spoke with Kanikah Perry-Acosta, the mom of Colorado Rapids midfielder and former FC Dallas homegrown, Kellyn Acosta.

Kanikah talked about the controlled chaos that comes with having a kid in the FC Dallas academy, cooking for Kellyn and his friends, how she felt when Kellyn moved to Colorado, and much more!