Holding The High Line: Colorado Rapids Front Office Twitter Banter

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COMMERCE CITY, CO - NOVEMBER 30: Colorado Rapids new head coach Anthony Hudson (right) speaks as Pádraig Smith (left), team interim general manager and sporting director, listens on Thursday, November 30, 2017. Hudson formerly coached the New Zealand national team. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Podcast (January 4, 2018) – Happy New Year Rapids Fans! Rabbi and Red are back together this week after the Holidays. Thanks to a thread from Rapids Twitter, we discuss the evolution of the Colorado Rapids Front Office in player evaluation and management and whether or not it’s going to get better.

Holding The High Line: Colorado Rapids Front Office Twitter Banter

The guys go down a nebulous rabbit hole (cause we’ve never done that before) on how MLS teams would stack up in the Football League in England. We finish off talking about sports fandom and briefly touching on the MLS SuperDraft.

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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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