Podcast (September 13, 2018) – Hello Rapids Fans! Today on Holding The High, Rabbi and Red recap the Colorado Rapids loss to Portland Timbers. We discuss defensive issues and all the bad things that happened. But hey, Cole Bassett made his MLS debut and wasn’t bad. The guys also discuss the officiating and how they got things right. Matt has an officiating update from a few weeks ago as well.
Holding The High Line: Cole Basset debut
We then move on to preview the Rapids match this Saturday against Atlanta United FC. The guys talk about all the ways in which the Five Stripes are really good and what Colorado needs to do to have a snowball’s chance in the game. We talk tactics, personnel, and reminisce on Big Red Jeff Larentowicz. The guys then talk about general ATLUTD happenings as well.
We finish some general MLS talk and discuss the storylines we’ll be writing about in loo of the Rapids making the playoffs.
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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 ’96. 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, the artist formally known as 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.