Holding The High Line: Assistant General Manager Fran Taylor Interview

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COMMERCE CITY, CO - JUNE 01: A general view of Dick's Sporting Goods Park on June 1, 2018 in Commerce City, Colorado. (Photo by Timothy Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

Podcast (December 27, 2018) – Hello Rapids Fans and Happy Boxing Day! Rabbi and Red are off doing family stuff this week for the holidays but we didn’t want to leave you hanging. So here’s an interview Mark did back in late May 2018 with Colorado Rapids Assistant General Manager Fran Taylor. The two talk MLS roster rules and regulations, get into the weeds with analytics and player acquisition, and much more. Oh, and Mark finally gets an answer as to why some player salaries don’t round to a whole dollar.

Holding The High Line: Assistant General Manager Fran Taylor Interview

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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 covers the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the USL for Pittsburgh Soccer Now. He also writes for American Soccer Analysis.

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