3rd Degree the Podcast

3rd Degree the Podcast

The Podcast of 3rd Degree, Independent coverage of pro soccer in DFW & North Texas with a focus on FC Dallas, founded in 1997.

Episodes

April 18, 2024 70 mins

This episode of 3rd Degree the Podcast is dedicated to Jim Feldman. Rest in Peace, my friend. - Buzz

This week on 3rd Degree the Podcast, your hosts - Peter Welpton, Dan Crooke, and Buzz Carrick - try their best to break down one of the most boring games in memory, the 0-0 draw against Seattle Sounders.  Is there much good to talk about other than Asier Illarramendi?  Sure, defense... but does anyone on this team have a cl...

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This week on 3rd Degree the Podcast, your hosts - Buzz Carrick and Peter Weltpon (that wiley Dan Crooke got away again) - are forced to dissect the game at St Louis including the Nkosi Tafari benching.  There are a couple of positives and negatives to chew on from that game. Then it's on to today's Nico Estevez press conference, the latest on injuries (Illarra!!), looking ahead to Seattle, and digging into the coming MLS roste...

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April 4, 2024 78 mins

This week on 3rd Degree the Podcast, your hosts - Peter Welpton, Dan Crooke, and Buzz Carrick - do indeed want to chat about the Austin FC game (just a little) and they want to look ahead to St Louis City (just a little). But mostly they want to talk about how FC Dallas got here. What has gone so wrong this year and, honestly, all the way back to the middle of last year?  How did FCD end up with, just about, the worst team in ...

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March 28, 2024 73 mins

This week on 3rd Degree the Podcast, your hosts - Peter Welpton and Buzz Carrick (Dan is MIA) - discuss the elephant in the room, Paxton Pomykal.  What's the surgery for, what's the prognosis, what's the expected future for Pomykal, what's next for FC Dallas, and how does this affect the club's summer plans?

Plus Buzz has a training report, a Coach Nico chat, and the latest on all the other injuries. Plus the fellas look ahead...

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March 22, 2024 77 mins

This week on 3rd Degree the Podcast, your hosts - Peter Welpton, Dan Crooke, and Buzz Carrick - are back together but the angst is real. FCD got smoked by Vancouver and there are lots of talking points. Musa, Ferreira, poor connections, shifting tactics, defensive frailty. But then there are macro season concerns too as this is the 3rd worst start in club history. Missing pieces, poor roster build, long-term injuries... and there m...

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March 14, 2024 63 mins

This week on 3rd Degree the Podcast, Dan Crooke is off doing Crooke things but Peter Welpton and Buzz Carrick persevere against all odds to bring you, the FC Dallas Curious, a banger podcast.  FCD didn't do so hot in New York, but was it so bad it's time to panic?  The 2024 project is teetering on the edge and your hosts will dig deep for their "panic or no?" verdict.  Either way, there are for sure issues.  The...

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March 7, 2024 79 mins

This week on 3rd Degree the Podcast, the Moose is loose!  Your hosts - Peter Welpton, Dan Crooke, and Buzz Carrick - dissect the debut of Petar Musa and all things FC Dallas.  By which we mean all things wrong with FC Dallas.  Wingbacks, center backs, injuries (yes again), declining talents, developing profiles, players forced into the shape, lack of patience, failure to deal with a mid-block.  Plus Buzz has mor...

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February 29, 2024 62 mins

This week on 3rd Degree the Podcast, it's the Dante Sealy show!  Your hosts - Peter Welpton, Dan Crooke, and Buzz Carrick - dig deep on the opening game against San Jose and the topic de jour is the performance of one Dante Sealy.  Sure, there were other talking points like Tafari, the success of the 3-4-3, the greatness of Illarramendi, the Kamungo struggle, and the Endeley struggle. But Sealy is the main course.  T...

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February 23, 2024 117 mins

This week on 3rd Degree the Podcast, your hosts - Peter Welpton, Dan Crooke, and Buzz Carrick - are here to get you hyped for the season.  Final DC tuneup. The 3-4-3 again? What's the point and is it risky?  Best FCD XI for 2024? How about an XI prediction vs San Jose? Training report, injury updates, and who's missing, plus Enes Sali and Logan Farrington hot takes.  2024 season prediction: FCD finish, top goals, Con...

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February 15, 2024 24 mins

This week on 3rd Degree the Podcast, both Peter Welpton and Dan Crooke are out, so Buzz Carrick has to go solo. Without someone to converse with, the pod is a little shorter than normal but there's still plenty of news.  FC Dallas announced a new stadium deal in Mansfield (it's just not for them), the Super League is still coming to Dallas, There are some new MLS rules in 2024, FCD signed a new deal with Benfica, Miami is dump...

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February 9, 2024 72 mins

This week on 3rd Degree the Podcast, your hosts - Peter Welpton and Buzz Carrick (Dan Crooke is out on family business) start to wind down spring camp talk as FC Dallas finished up in Spain. You got questions, we got answers. The club parted with Jesús Jiménez? Is Dante Sealy awakening? Who else is good?  Is it still a 3-4-3? (oh sorry, 5-2-2-1) When is the stadium reno starting? What's the deal with this Tr...

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February 1, 2024 91 mins

The FC Dallas preseason continues on this week's edition of 3rd Degree the Podcast and your hosts - Peter Welpton, Dan Crooke, and Buzz Carrick - have boatloads to talk about.  A brand new 9 is on the way, FC Dallas knocked off New Mexico, training in Spain, Antonio Carrera is going on loan, Nolan Norris is a 6, Leagues Cup, the 3-4-3, and last - but certainly not least - Dan Crooke has nailed the FCD kit mockup.

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January 26, 2024 70 mins

This week on 3rd Degree the Podcast... Finally some game action!  Your hosts - Peter Welpton, Dan Crooke, and Buzz Carrick - have the FC Dallas vs Messi's Miami game to talk about. Then, so much new happened that the Messi game - THE freakin' MESSI GAME - fell to 4th in the show rundown. 

So what led the show you ask? Was it the newest FCD signing? Nope. The newest 9-target linked to FCD? Nope. A couple of young Dallas ta...

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January 19, 2024 71 mins

This week on 3rd Degree the Podcast, your hosts - Peter Welpton and Buzz Carrick, Dan Crooke is away on family business - have a boatload of Huntsmen Dumps to talk about as Buzz went to his first day of training in the 27th season of 3rd Degree coverage of FC Dallas.  Jesus Jimenez, Jose Mulato, Divock Origi, two or three signings to come (soon?), Enes Sali 99, Logan Farrington, center backs, beep test results, tactical s...

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January 11, 2024 65 mins

This week on 3rd Degree the Podcast, your hosts - Peter Welpton, Dan Crooke, and Buzz Carrick - have plenty to discuss as the FC Dallas news is picking up before next week's camp opening. The preseason schedule, January call-ups for Bernie and Nkosi, Paes goes for Indonesian citizenship, signs of life in the DFW USL Super League team, Korca and Maurer are flying to Dallas, Velasco linked to Boca/River and says he's doing great, the...

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January 5, 2024 85 mins

With FC Dallas still in "Stealth Mode '24," this week on 3rd Degree the Podcast, your hosts - Peter Welpton, Dan Crooke, and Buzz Carrick - have to go into speculation mode.  They answer the tough questions.  Will FCD sign anything more than a center back? How many goals for Logan Farrington? Does an FCD player get a January camp call? Next Homegrown? Does Jimmy Maurer return? Next player sold and why is it not Ferreira? ...

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December 29, 2023 43 mins

This week on 3rd Degree the Podcast, Buzz Carrick is flying solo due to the holiday season. Off the top, Buzz has some news items to discuss as FC Dallas has drawn Tigres in Leagues Cup, been linked to Santiago Castro of Vélez Sarsfield, and probably isn't among the 5 teams reportedly getting a 3rd kit for MLS 2024.  Then Buzz goes through the current roster build, position by position, gauging how the team looks f...

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December 21, 2023 72 mins

This week on 3rd Degree the Podcast, your hosts - Peter Weltpon, Dan Crooke, and Buzz Carrick - enjoy the holiday gift of FC Dallas news.  There was a regular season schedule drop to peruse, three SuperDraft picks to break down, a new Homegrown to evaluate, and even a juicy US Open Cup controversy. Plus the FCD roster is almost complete and there's some Julian Eyestone news. So what's the next move for Los Toros and when will ...

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December 14, 2023 70 mins

This week on 3rd Degree the Podcast, the offseason really starts to cook. Your hosts - Peter Welpton and Buzz Carrick - dig into some of the big questions. How does FC Dallas get better? Is there anyone in the free agent or re-entry market that could help?  What does Mark Cuban have to do with The Hunts and their stadium situation?  Will there be an Academy Homegrown this year?  Plus Tom Bogert linked Paul Arriola to...

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December 7, 2023 79 mins

The FC Dallas offseason continues on this week's 3rd Degree the Podcast episode. Your hosts - Peter Welpton, Dan Crooke, and Buzz Carrick - break down all the FCD end-of-season roster moves. The big news of the week is the signing of Ened Sali. Then it's press conference bingo with Andre Zanotta talking Alan Velasco and Jesus Jimenez. Finally, the trio gives a big-picture review of year one of MLS on Apple TV.  All that and mo...

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