Podcast (August 3, 2018) – Hello Rapids Fans! Today, Rabbi and Red recap the Boca Juniors friendly and the loss at D.C. United. Things get off track (but fun?) when we talk about the general idea of midweek friendlies against European teams and Wayne Rooney’s nose. The guys talk tactics and Kellyn Acosta’s first two games in Burgundy (and an awkward airport encounter).
Holding The High Line: No Zlatan Ibrahimovic this weekend
Then we preview the LA Galaxy game this Saturday. We talk about the mess that will be the midfield, the two poor backlines, and what to expect from the Galaxy attack with Zlatan Ibrahimovic suspended.
The guys get into the weeds analyzing the Michael Azira trade and the trade that sent an international roster slot to Minnesota United FC. We finish with #AskHTHL and details on our Saturday Meet & Greet. There will be a testimonial kick around for Rabbi at DSG Park at 10:30 am on Saturday. We will have a Meet & Greet at the C38 tailgate from 5-6:30 pm. Beer, chips, and guac will be present. You’re welcome to BYOB as well.
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.
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Matt Pollard is the Managing Editor of Last Word on Soccer and an 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.
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.