Colorado Rapids RapKids Series: Sam Vines

Rapkids Sam Vines
Photo Credit: John A. Babiak @Photog_JohnB

PODCAST – Hello Colorado Rapids fans! This week on Holding The Highline, we’ve got a truncated show as it is the first week of the off-season. Red has all the details on our commemorative Rapids Bizarro Season shirts through Bonfire. You can order them here. He then touches on Pablo Mastroeni’s brief return to the public soccer space. Then we have Part 1 of our RapKids Series. Matt sits down with Sam Vines to talk growing up in Colorado Springs, joining the Rapids Development Academy, the youth national team, and much more.

Colorado Rapids RapKids Series: Sam Vines

We’ll have Part 2 and Part 3 (Cole Bassett and Sebastian Anderson) in the coming weeks hopefully.

Our Bonfire campaign will run through November 3rd with the shirts shipping November 12th if we meet our goal. Shirts are $20.19 + shipping and come in three colors. The sizes are unisex, XS up to 3XL.

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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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