Colorado Rapids Podcast: Lino De Rosa Interview

Lino De Rosa
Photo Credit: John A. Babiak @Photog_JohnB

PODCAST – Hello Colorado Rapids fans! As promised, here’s a special interview special pod. Lino De Rosa is a Colorado Rapids supporter from Italy. He lives just outside Napoli and became a Rapids supporter in March 2012 after seeing the Pids win 2-1 against Philadelphia Union.

Colorado Rapids Podcast: Lino De Rosa Interview

After seven years of supporting the club and watching them at 3 AM on Sundays most weeks, he’s coming to Colorado. Thanks to a groundswell of support from a GoFundMe, Lino will be traveling to Denver to see the Pids this coming Saturday and Wednesday.

We got Lino on Skype ahead of his flight here to discuss his soccer journey, watching MLS from afar, where to meet up with him while he’s in town, and much more.

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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.

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