PODCAST – Hello Colorado Rapids Fans! This week on Holding The High Line, it’s been an uneventful off-season. Rabbi and Red touch on some Rapids and general MLS transfer news. We discuss the current state of negotiations with Tommy Smith and Columbus Crew regarding Lalas Abubakar. The guys neurotically preview the 2019 Expansion Draft, which should be really chill. Then Red sits down to speak with Rapids GM Padraig Smith to talk off-season happenings and a bunch of other ‘2020 State of the Pids’ topics. Enjoy.
Colorado Rapids Podcast: Padraig Smith Interview
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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.