Colorado Rapids Podcast: Lalas Abubakar Interview

Lalas Abubakar interview
SANDY, UT - AUGUST 24 : Lalas Abubakar #6 of the Colorado Rapids runs to the sideline during their game at Rio Tinto Stadium August 24, 2019 in Sandy, UT.(Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

PODCAST – Hello Colorado Rapids Fans! Today on Holding The High Line, Rabbi interviews Lalas Abubakar. We discuss his soccer journey, his youth career, how he came to the United States, MLS, and the Rapids. This Lalas Abubakar interview was recorded back in May 2019.

Colorado Rapids Podcast: Lalas Abubakar 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.

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