Colorado Rapids Podcast: Snow Clasico 3 Review and Sounders Preview

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Podcast (March 6, 2019) – Hello Rapids Fans! This week on Holding The High Line, we have good things to talk about! So many good things. We begin by discussing Shklenzen Gashi’s departure from the club then do a comprehensive review of Snow Clasico 3, the Colorado Rapids 3-3 draw against Portland Timbers. The guys talk about all the snow! We discuss new players playing well and scoring goals. We talk tactics and what still needs to be worked on. Then Mark asks Matt to wax poetic about losing his laptop limbs to frostbite.

Colorado Rapids Podcast: Snow Clasico 3 Review and Sounders Preview

Then we get into a full preview of the match this weekend against Seattle Sounders FC. Red sits down with Ari Liljenwall of to discuss all things Rave Green. Rabbi discusses the tactics and why this game will be a tough one.

We finish off with a full slate of Ask HTHL. This is a long one, but we just had so much to say about one of the most memorable Rapids games in recent memory.

Shkelzen Gashi – 0:00 – 17:40
Snow Clasico Recap – 17:40 – 01:05:04
Know Thy Enemy with Ari Liljenwall – 01:05:04 – 01:22:26
Sounders Preview – 01:22:26 – 01:31:55
Ask HTHL -01:31:55 – 01:47:45

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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. His popular Back Pass column will feature at the Denver Post this season.

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