HTHL Episode 8: Confirmation Bias: Rapids vs SKC, From Field 20, and #AskHTHL

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COMMERCE CITY, CO - FEBRUARY 20: Colorado Rapids Dominique Badji, middle, pushes the ball upfield during the first half on February 20, 2018 in Commerce City, Colorado. This is the first round of 16 in the CONCACAF Champions League game at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. The Colorado Rapids take on the defending MLS Cup champs in tonight's game. The coldest game on record is 19 degrees at kickoff. Tonight's game could be much colder. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Podcast (March 21, 2018) – Hello Rapids Fans! Today, Rabbi and Red preview Colorado’s home opener against Sporting KC. We talk about what SKC have been up to so far this season, the key tactics and match ups, and get pumped for some new things coming to Rapids home games this season.

HTHL Episode 8: Confirmation Bias: Rapids vs SKC, From Field 20, and #AskHTHL

Then we debut a new segment called ‘From Field 20,’ where Mark and Matt provide updates from training. We talk training method, provide some injury updates, and player/coach quotes with annotations. Mark has a good sit down with midfielder Nana Boateng as well.

The guys then finish off with a full slate of #AskHTHL. We’ve got some updates on a Niki Jackson stat, a new goalkeeper jersey design, some thoughts on how the Rapids choose who takes PKs, and a thought provoking commentary on an observation from last show.

Bored sitting in traffic on the way to the Season Kick Off Party? Press play and let Holding The High Line get you pumped!

Holding The High Line with Rabbi and Red is a soccer podcast centered around the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. The show aims to provide analysis based coverage and commentary of the Pids and have some fun while doing so. We record weekly-ish.

Subscribe to the show on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and Blubrry. Follow us on Twitter @rapids96podcast. You can also email the show at rapids96podcast@gmail.com.

Matt Pollard is the Managing Editor of Last Word on Soccer and engineer by day. A Colorado Convert, he started covering the Colorado Rapids as credentialed member of the press in 2016, though he’s watched MLS since it started. When he’s not watching or writing about soccer, he’s being an outdoorsman (mostly skiing and hiking) in this beautiful state, trying a new beer, or traveling for work. For some reason, he thought starting a podcast with Mark was a good idea and he can’t figure out how to stop this madness. He’s also hosts Last Word SC Radio. Follow him on Twitter here.

Mark Goodman, aka the Rapids Rabbi, moved to Colorado in 2011. Shortly thereafter he went to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, saw Lee Nguyen dribble a ball with the silky smoothness of liquid chocolate cascading into a Bar Mitzvah fountain, and promptly feel head over heels in love with domestic soccer. When not watching MLS or coaching U8 soccer, he’s generally studying either Talmud or medieval biblical exegesis. Which explains why he watches so much MLS, probably. He writes about the Rapids for Around MLS and covers the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the USL for Last Word on Soccer. Follow him on Twitter here.

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