Colorado Rapids Podcast: Rapids Decision Day Preview

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COMMERCE CITY, CO - SEPTEMBER 29: Tim Howard #1 of the Colorado Rapids directs teammates against FC Dallas during the first half at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on September 29, 2019 in Commerce City, Colorado. (Photo by Timothy Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

PODCAST – Hello Rapids fans! This week on Holding the High Line with Rabbi and Red, the Colorado Rapids are still in the playoff hunt! We open up with some fun soundbites from Tim Howard’s final home game. The guys discuss what a reasonable transfer fee for Lalas Abubakar could look like. And we do a comprehensive Rapids Decision Day preview.

Colorado Rapids Podcast: Rapids Decision Day Preview

The guys review the FC Dallas match with Good Thing, Bad Thing, Big Thing. For our Decision Day preview, we discuss the table and playoff scenarios for Colorado. We then preview Portland Timbers hosting San Jose Earthquakes, FC Dallas hosting Sporting KC, and of course the Rapids playing at Los Angeles FC. We discuss what LAFC has to play for and what they don’t. We try to predict what the Burgundy Boys Starting XI could look like.

For #AskHTHL, we discuss who deserves credit for Colorado’s return to relevancy in the later half of the season and moral victories.

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.

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Follow us on Twitter @rapids96podcast. You can also email the show at rapids96podcast@gmail.com. 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.

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