Colorado Rapids Podcast: Nicolas Benezet Analysis

Nicolas Benezet
FOXBOROUGH, MA - AUGUST 31: Nicolas Benezet #7 of Toronto FC during a game between Toronto FC and New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Andrew Katsampes/ISI Photos/Getty Images).

PODCAST – Hello Rapids Fans! This week on Holding The High Line, we discuss all things Nicolas Benezet! The lads open with banter on Anthony Hudson taking the U.S. U-20 job and what this says about the state of the Federation. We recap the not so super SuperDraft. Matt gets you caught up on who Jeremy Kelly is and whether he can be a factor for the first team in 2020. Mark has some thoughts on Robin Afamefuna. We also break down why Colorado passed on their third and fourth round picks.

Colorado Rapids Podcast: Nicolas Benezet Analysis

Then we get into the Benezet transfer news. The guys go through the Cliff Notes of his time in France and what he did with Toronto FC last year. Matt breaks down the finances behind this acquisition and what his contract could look like this year. We comprehensively go through where and how he’ll play and what this means for the tactics and other players on the Rapids.

We finish the show off as always with Ask HTHL.

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About Us

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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