Colorado Rapids Podcast: Pool Reporter Questions

Italian Rapids fan
COMMERCE CITY, COLORADO - JULY 15: A general view of Dick's Sporting Goods Park during the pre season friendly between Colorado Rapids and Arsenal at on July 15, 2019 in Commerce City, Colorado. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Podcast (July 25, 2019) – Hello Rapids Fans! This week on Holding The High Line, we’ve got so much to talk about. The guys do Good Thing, Bad Thing, Big Thing to review the loss to New York City FC. We discuss several pool reporter questions that Red submitted as well.

Colorado Rapids Podcast: Pool Reporter Questions

Then Joel Soria joins the show for Know Thy Enemy. We talk about how the San Jose Earthquakes got on the run they’re currently on. Joel discusses man marking, Matias Almeyda’s mentality, and the attack. We also get the latest on what’s going on with Chris Wondolowski and Tommy Thompson. Then we look ahead to Saturday. It’s not looking great for the Pids.

To finish off the show, we’ve got three great questions talking about trades and officiating.

Mark’s job news banter: 0:00 – 20:16
NYCFC Review: 20:16 – 46:23
Know Thy Enemy: 46:23 – 1:20:19
Ask HTHL: 1:20:19 – 1:47:46

Holding The High Line is an independent soccer podcast focused on the Colorado Rapids of MLS and a member of the Beautiful Game Network. If you like the show, please consider subscribing to us on your preferred podcatcher, giving us a review, and tell other Rapids fans about us. It helps a ton. Find us on iTunesGoogle PlayStitcherBlubrry, and many other podcatchers. See the full list of podcatchers with subscription links here.

HTHL is on Patreon. If you like what we do and want to show your appreciation, head on over to our page and become a Patreon Member.

We have partnered up with the Denver Post to sustainably grow soccer journalism in Colorado. Listeners can get a three month trial of the Denver Post digital for 99¢/month. Go to to sign up. This will give you unlimited and full access to all of the Post’s online content and will support local coverage of the Rapids. Each month after the trial is $11.99/month. There is a sports-content-only option for $6.99/month.

Follow us on Twitter @rapids96podcast. You can also email the show at Follow our hosts individually on Twitter @LWOSMattPollard and @soccer_rabbi. Send us questions using the hashtag #AskHTHL.

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.

Embed from Getty Images


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.