Podcast (November 29, 2018) – Hello Rapids Fans! This week on Holding The High Line, Rabbi and Red talk about the Colorado Rapids roster decisions. We break down who’s coming back, who isn’t, who’s out of contract, and what it means for them, the club and the budget. The guys then take a look around the league at who other teams have let go to see who the Rapids could pick up.
We finish off with some MLS Cup Playoff banter and the begrudged welcoming of our new Five Stripe Overlords.
Holding The High Line: Colorado Rapids roster decision analysis
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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.