Holding The High Line: Rocky Mountain Cup Preview

Podcast (August 22, 2018) – Hello Rapids Fans! This week on Holding The High Line, it’s just Red for Rocky Mountain Cup week. Rabbi is in the state of Pennsylvania but has a bunch of boxes to unpack. Red solo recaps the loss on Sunday to Los Angeles FC and how Colorado Rapids had some bad luck in the game given the circumstances. He goes over some disappointing news from training last week and discusses whether Anthony Hudson is a good coach learning from his mistakes or not.

Holding The High Line: Rocky Mountain Cup Preview

Then we preview the Rocky Mountain Cup match this Saturday and Real Salt Lake. Red discusses the form of both teams and how we could see the game play out. While this match is winnable, there aren’t a lot of scenarios that end in the Rapids taking the trophy home.

In the second half of the show, we bring you a bunch of interview segments. We’ve been sitting on some of these for a few weeks and just didn’t have the time or the place to put them. So, we’re throwing them in here now.

First Rabbi sits down with Rapids Assistant General Manager Fran Taylor to get into the weeds on player evaluation and the wonky MLS salary budget rules. We get some post-game audio from Kellyn Acosta and Sam Nicholson after the recent home with over LA Galaxy. We finish off with a post-training phone chat with Jack Price talking tactics and sunscreen usage.

Fran Taylor: 44:48 – 56:40
Kellyn Acosta: 56:42 – 01:03:07
Sam Nicholson: 01:03:09 – 01:06:01
Jack Price: 01:06:03 – 01:10:51

If you like the show, please consider subscribing to the podcast on your preferred podcatcher, reviewing the show, and tell other Rapids fans about us. It helps a ton. Find us on iTunes, Google Play, StitcherBlubrry, and many other podcatchers. See the full list of podcatchers with subscription links here.

Follow us on Twitter @rapids96podcast. You can also email the show at [email protected]. Follow our hosts individually on Twitter @LWOSMattPollard and @rapidsrabbi.

Matt Pollard is the Managing Editor of 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 it started. 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, aka the 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 MLS or coaching U8 soccer, he’s generally studying either Talmud or medieval biblical exegesis. Which explains why he watches so much MLS, probably. He writes about the Rapids for Around MLS and covers the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the USL for Last Word on Soccer. He also writes for American Soccer Analysis.