Podcast (December 13, 2018) – Hello Rapids fans! This week on Holding The High Line, we break down the first full week of the Colorado Rapids off-season in chronological order. The guys analyze the Zac MacMath for Nicolas Mezquida trade. We discuss MacMath’s legacy in burgundy and his trade value then take a look at what role Mezquida will bring to Colorado.
Holding The High Line: Colorado Rapids Off-Season Moves
The guys briefly discuss the MLS Expansion Draft (yay Axel Sjoberg staying!), then do a full break down of the Kei Kamara trade. We discuss his career history (the good and the bad), talk about the asset evaluation of the trade, his style of play, and much more. We finish off the show with a very speculative look at MLS Free Agency.
0:00 – 15:00: MLS Cup Review
15:00 – 37:14: Zac MacMath/Nicolas Mezquida
37:14 – 53:23: Kei Kamara/MLS Expansion Draft
53:23 – 1:23:30: MLS Silly Season, Drafts, Free Agency
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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 his son’s U-8 team, 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.