Podcast (February 21, 2019) – Hello Rapids Fans! Happy almost the end of preseason! This week on Holding The High Line, we’ve got CCL Fever and a Colorado Rapids depth chart preview to nerd out on. We begin by discussing MLS teams in CONCACAF Champions League and we begrudgingly discuss the Rapids new Black Diamond secondary kit.
Holding The High Line: Colorado Rapids Depth Chart Extravaganza
The guys analyze the news of the week as Kellyn Acosta, Keegan Rosenberry, and Diego Rubio all signed contract extensions. We discuss the details of those deals, what it means for the Rapids budget situation, and the future of the team. There’s a lot to unpack with Acosta’s situation in particular.
On a personal note, we’ve got some news regarding a partnership with the Denver Post that we’re very excited about.
We finish off the show with a full dive into the Rapids 2019 depth chart position by position, looking at the Starting XI for Anthony Hudson, who’s likely on the reserve squad, and who could be headed south to the Switchbacks.
CCL Fever Banter: 0:00 – 16:09
Black Diamond Kit: 16:09 – 27:20
Contract Extensions: 27:20 – 50:41
Depth Chart Analysis: 50:41 – 01:34:33
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Matt Pollard is the Site Manager for 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 soccer 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. Having relocated to Pittsburgh in 2019, he covers the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the USL for Pittsburgh Soccer Now. His popular Back Pass column will feature at the Denver Post this season.