Holding The High Line: Sam Nicholson Trade Analysis

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ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 10: Minnesota United midfielder Sam Nicholson (12) and Orlando City midfielder Scott Sutter (21) go for the ball during the soccer match between The Orlando City Lions and Minnesota United FC on March 10, 2018 at Orlando City Stadium in Orlando FL. Photo by Joe Petro/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Podcast – Hello Rapids Fans! Today we review what went wrong as the Colorado Rapids lost to Orlando City SC on Sunda. Rabbi and Red talk about the Sporting KC game this coming Saturday and how the Rapids can figure out and fix some of their recurring problems. Mark goes another nerdy stat rant and Matt does some film breakdown on all those yellow cards the Rapids got.

Holding The High Line: Sam Nicholson Trade Analysis

The guys then look forward to this weekend’s match against Sporting KC. We discuss what could happen and what the Rapids need to do to get a result. We look at Sporting’s home form and play in general. Spoiler alert: it’s not good for the Pids.

We then do a deep dive into the Sam Nicholson-Eric Miller trade. The guys discuss Miller’s Burgundy and Blue legacy and what the Rapids will miss. We have an interesting conversation about what Nicholson’s role with the team could be and the midfield three system assignments in general.

The show ends with a full segment of From Field 20 with Matt providing injury updates all around.

Holding The High Line with Rabbi and Red is an independent soccer podcast centered around the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. The show aims to provide objective analysis-based coverage and commentary of the Pids and have some fun while doing so. We publish weekly, usually on Wednesday or Thursday.

Find us on iTunes, Google Play, StitcherBlubrry, and many other podcatchers. See the full list of podcatchers with subscription links here. Follow us on Twitter @rapids96podcast. You can also email the show at rapids96podcast@gmail.com. Follow the hosts individually on Twitter @LWOSMattPollard and @rapidsrabbi.

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 a 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 or trying a new beer. For some reason, he thought that starting a podcast with Mark was a good idea and he can’t figure out how to stop this madness. He also hosts Last Word SC Radio. Follow him on Twitter @LWOSMattPollard.

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 fell 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. He also writes for American Soccer Analysis. Follow him on Twitter @rapidsrabbi.

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