Colorado Rapids Podcast: David Gantar Under the Microscope

David Gantar

PODCAST – Hey Colorado Rapids Fans. On this episode of Holding The High Line, Rabbi and Red get together the day after the 9-man Rapids lost to Sporting KC in MiB. We do Good Thing, Bad Thing, Big Thing on the match. We go in depth on the decisions of referee David Gantar on Nicolas Benezet’s elbow, the two red cards, the PK, and the Alan Pulido yellow card.

Colorado Rapids Podcast: David Gantar Under the Microscope

Then we look ahead to the Minnesota United game or rather what has to happen for the Rapids to make the knockout stage as a best third team. In short, it’s complicated and not likely.

During the intro banter, we discuss Andre Schurrle retiring and the wonderful story arc of Adebayo Akinfenwa. For more info on Schurrle, click here and here. For more info on Akinfenwa, check out his twitterthis story, and this story. There’s also this interviewthis one, and this video.

Also during the podcast, we reference incidents where players were given red cards for confronting officials. Find the Brek Shea video here and the Philadelphia Union video here.

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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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