Colorado Rapids Podcast: Orlando City SC Preview

Podcast (April 3, 2019) – Hello Colorado Rapids Fans! How are you handling that panic attack from Saturday? Fear not, Holding The High Line is here to remind you of what happened last game. This week, Rabbi and Red start off talking some Rapids news and provide some useful bits of information. The guys then move onto the slog that is reviewing the loss to Houston Dynamo. We skip good thing and go straight to all the bad stuff. All of it. There’s a bigger picture here and it does not look good.

Colorado Rapids Podcast: Orlando City SC Preview

Then, Austin David from the Orlando Soccer Journal joins us for an Orlando City SC edition of Know Thy Enemy. We talk about the Lions struggles of late and how the team’s been constructed this year. Austin of course updates us on how Nani’s first season in MLS is going and gives some updates on former Pids Dillon Powers and Shane O’Neill are doing.

With Rabbi and Red reunited, we predict the result on Saturday and do some important yet really sad Ask HTHLs.

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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.