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Dallas Soccer Show
52 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
Pepi’s Party against LA, loss to Colorado, plus are stats and tactics BS?
Winning feels good and your DSS crew can’t wait to dig into that Pepi Hat Trick from Saturday night, but before they do that they spend a short few minutes on the 0-2 road loss against Colorado. So what changed to help drive that 4-0 thrashing of the Galaxy? Dustin, Nico and Jonathan talk about standout performances from Ricaurte and Pepi, and break down the Hungarian Hammer’s first start for the club. Plus, news about NTSC’s future in USL League 1 and a spirited debate on Alexi Lalas’ stats and tactics tweet. Show Breakdown: Colorado 2 – FC Dallas 0New MLS Reserve LeagueFC Dallas 4 – LA Galaxy 0Alexi Lalas’ stats/tactics tweet
43 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Takeaways from Portland, NTSC’s draw, and a look at the busy week ahead
Road points continue to be elusive for FC Dallas this year but the DSS Crew felt there were some positive things from the match in Portland. Each host brought up their biggest takeaways from Saturday night including the defensive performance along the back line, Paxton’s longest run out in 2 years, and questions about this team’s depth. Nico broke down the controversial draw for NTSC this weekend before they all discussed their expectations and result predictions for the upcoming matches for FCD against Colorado and LA Galaxy. Show Breakdown: Portland 1-0 FC DallasNTSC vs ChattanoogaColorado and LA Galaxy preview
42 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
What went wrong in LA? Plus outgoing transfers, El Plastico, and more!
FC Dallas lost mid-week 3-1 at Los Angeles Galaxy and Dustin, Jonathan, and Nico discuss yet another lineup change, what went wrong, and whether or not its a good thing that Jara scored. Plus, Nico gives his Ninety-Two Second Catchup for NTSC’s 4-1 El Plastico win over Forward Madison and the crew discusses the plethora of FC Dallas players that made appearances in that match. They close things out with a look forward to FC Dallas’ trip to Portland on Saturday.
54 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
Basement Battle Breakdown, Tessmann transfer reports, and the long road ahead for FC Dallas
FC Dallas played in front of a packed house but managed only one point off a stoppage time own goal. Nico and Jonathan catch up on the latest club news around Tessmann, the Gold Cup call ups, and likely Acosta replacement options. They then dive into the FC Dallas match from Sunday night and talk through what was working, what Luchi needs to change, and the performance of that make shift back line. The duo lay out the upcoming road-heavy schedule, and then Nico provides a “bonus edition” of the NTSC update. Show Breakdown: FC Dallas News UpdateFCD 2 – Vancouver 2Looking forwardNTSC Update
42 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Hello again, win column! A let down at LAFC, a New England rebound, and Che-chat
Its a Texas Twofer! Nico and Dustin discuss the loss in LA to LAFC and the win against Eastern Conference leader New England Revolution. They discuss the beginning of the Justin Che era, the strengthening of the Ferreira-Pepi partnership, and compare and contrast the two matches played by FC Dallas this past week. They also check in on North Texas SC with Nico’s Ninety Two Second Checkin and look ahead to FC Dallas’ July 4th match against now last place Vancouver. Show Breakdown: LAFC 2-0 FC DallasFC Dallas 2-1 New EnglandNico’s NTSCVancouver Preview
48 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Analyzing the draw in Minnesota
FC Dallas rolled out 5 different starters in front of 16,000 fans and battled to a 1-1 draw. Jonathan, Dustin and Nico talk about the wasted first half, and what changed after the half time break. The crew rate the first-time performances of Tafari and Quignon along with some hot takes on the rest of the team. After the break, Nico gives his Ninety Two Second Commentary on NTSC before the squad talk about the upcoming matches against LAFC and New England. Show Agenda: Bressan UpdateFC Dallas 1-1 MinnesotaNTSC UpdateLooking forward to LAFC and New England
18 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Reacting to the Facu signing, NTSC, and Minnesota Preview
The crew talks over the signing of Facundo Quignón, the North Texas SC win over Greenville Triumph, and preview the upcoming Minnesota match. They also discuss the trio of homegrowns returning to training this week and tease their Father’s Day Lawn Special with Allen Reed. Dallas Soccer Show Youtube Show Breakdown: Facundo Quignón signingReturn of Jesus, Servania, and CheNTSC RecapBattle for the Bottom
60 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
“Be Encouraged!” Joe Lowery breaks down FC Dallas’ miserable start to the season
Joe Lowery from MLS Assist and the Total Soccer Show joined Dustin, Jonathan and Nico to dive deep into the abysmal start to the season by FC Dallas. Joe brings his outsider’s perspective to an in-depth conversation on what is needed to fix this team, the role of Paxton, PKs galore, and the overall performance of Luchi and his team this season. Show Breakdown: Finishing WoesMidfield and PaxtonThe Homegrown experimentsExpectations of Luchi
38 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
How bad was FC Dallas’ loss to Colorado? Wastefulness, miscues, and…improvements?
Dustin and Jonathan dissect FC Dallas’ 3-0 loss at the hands of Colorado. The guys discuss the goals that led to the loss, FC Dallas’ continued ineffectiveness in front of net, penalty non-calls, and VAR penalty calls. They also discuss whether FC Dallas’ issues are tactical, executional, or both. Plus, the panel discusses Dante Sealy popping up at the PSV training grounds in Eindhoven! Dante Sealy at PSV for trainingFC Dallas 0-3 Colorado
41 minutes | May 25, 2021
Is the FCD GOAT struggling? Hedges struggles, improvements from Jara and Pomykal, and more
FC Dallas fans had a soggy night of ups and downs as Real Salt Lake visited Frisco. Dustin, Nico, and Dan Crooke of 3rddegree.net discuss the 2-2 draw, whether Matt Hedges’ mistakes are troubling, Jara’s improved performance, and Paxton Pomykal’s increased influence on the team. They also talk about North Texas SC’s 2-1 loss to Toronto II and look ahead to FC Dallas’ trip to Denver for a rematch with the Colorado Rapids. FC Dallas 2-2 Real Salt LakeNorth Texas 1-2 Toronto IIColorado Preview
45 minutes | May 18, 2021
Overpaying Jara and Underperforming in Minnesota
FC Dallas went to Minnesota with a new formation and a $3 Million Dollar striker, and came home at the bottom of the standings. Dustin and Jonathan discuss the match, Luchi Gonzalez’s game management, and his view that this was “the best half” of a match this year. They also discuss if the Luchi criticism is well founded, and what is going wrong this season, so far. They bracket discussion on the match with a few minutes on the latest MLS Salary Dump and the upcoming schedule for the club. MLS Salary DumpFCD 0 – 1 MinnesotaRSL match on Saturday
75 minutes | May 11, 2021
FC Dallas splits points at home against Houston
FC Dallas kicked off Copa Tejas with a 1-1 home draw against Houston on a warm Spring afternoon in Frisco. Nico, Dustin & Jonathan break down the match including a number of missed opportunities by the home side in the first half and a forgettable second half. They discuss the performances of Jara, Bressan, and Vargas as well as the surprise appearance of Schön! The crew then closes things out a look ahead to the match against Minnesota on Saturday 5/15 in Minneapolis. Columbus RebrandFCD NewsFC Dallas 1 – Houston 1Look ahead to Minnesota
73 minutes | May 4, 2021
FC Dallas beats Portland 4-1 for first win of the season
FC Dallas took on Portland and came away with 3 points in a game full of firsts. Dustin, Jonathan, and Nico break down the match including first starts, first goals, and the first Hollingshead yellow card for…. a fake throw-in. The crew talks about the key performances and takeaways from the match including the surprise starts by Pepi and Munjoma, and the return of the 4-3-3. After a brief discussion on the NTSC 0-4 loss to Greenville, they wrap up with a preview of the Houston match on Saturday. Bressan NewsMatch RecapHollingshead yellow cardNTSC Check InHouston Preview
46 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
After 3-1 San Jose loss, is it time to panic?
FC Dallas returns home from San Jose with a loss and the DSS crew dives into what went wrong, formation challenges, and answers the question “Is it time to Panic?” Dustin, Jonathan, and Nico also discuss the newly purchased international roster spot and how it might best be used. They also discuss a unique statistic about the FC Dallas roster. But it’s not all bad. They wrap it up on a high note with some North Texas SC talk! FCD NewsSan Jose 3 – FC Dallas 1Portland PreviewNorth Texas Season Opener recap
53 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Opening Draw: FC Dallas 0-0 Colorado
FC Dallas kicked off the season with a 0-0 draw, and the DSS crew walks through thoughts on the game, the formation, key players performances, and the surprise appearance of Paxton Pomykal. Before getting into the FC Dallas match they address the announced Super League in Europe, and the cancellation of the Open Cup Tournament The crew wraps things up with a preview of FC Dallas at San Jose and the start of the North Texas Soccer Club season. Super League and US Open CupFC Dallas vs Colorado Rapids ChatSan Jose and North Texas SC Preview
65 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
In-Depth 2021 FC Dallas Preview with Steve Davis
Steve Davis, FC Dallas TV/radio broadcast analyst, helps the Dallas Soccer Show crew with a mega preseason review. First they catch up on the La Copita preseason tournament win, some big local TV news, and the Beni Redžić signing. Jonathan, Dustin, Steve, Tristan and Nico get into Luchi’s 3rd year, the influx of new players, and even a little “play the kids” talk. They end the show with some predictions and a preview of the opening day match against the Colorado Rapids. Links: ASA Colorado Season Preview by Mark Asher Goodman
80 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Sayonara Santos, FC Dallas Supporters’ Group Preview
This week’s episode jumps straight into the Santos transfer announcement, what it means for the team, and if it was a good move. After a little jersey and sponsor talk, Dustin, Nico and Jonathan get into the latest FCD preseason match including key takeaways about some new and old players. Your podcast trio break down the latest MLS news related to the CONCACAF Champions League and the new concussion substitute rules introduced by FIFA. The show ends with a Supporter’s Group roundtable with Steven Goold and Luis Dollar, the presidents of the Dallas Beer Guardians and El Matador to get you ready for the season kickoff. Key Topics: 2:10 – Thiago Santos leaves the club16:50 – Away Kit and Sponsor Talk23:30 – FCD Preseason Update31:55 – MLS News Update on CCL and Concussion Protocol39:13 – FC Dallas Supporter’s Group Round Table
63 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
NO-lympics for the USMNT and FC Dallas’ Preseason Continues
The crew talks through USMT Olympic qualifying, the FC Dallas Schedule and Stadium plans, as well as the state of the US Open Cup tournament. They catch up on the FC Dallas Preseason game against San Antonio FC including key things they saw, and who we didn’t see on the field – including exclusive Paxton Pomykal audio from Jon Arnold’s interview for The Striker Texas! Finally, the crew takes time out to deliver an ‘Ode de Barrios’, and Nico wraps things up with a little North Texas SC update! 1:15 – U23 & National Team Talk11:50 – FC Dallas Schedule and Stadium Plans24:30 – US Open Cup Tournament Update28:05 – Preseason Match Review44:05 – Goodbye to Michael Barrios52:00 – NTSC Roster Update & Things to Watch For
65 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
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!
72 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
2020 Season Review with Jon Arnold
Dallas Morning News reporter Jon Arnold dropped by to help the guys talk about the playoff loss in Seattle and put a bow on the absurdity that was the 2020 season. They answer questions like:Was the season a success? Did Luchi progress in year two? Which players increased their stock values? Which players had forgettable 2020’s? Is there hope going into 2021? Don’t miss it!
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