PODCAST – Hello Rapids Fans! This week on Holding The High Line, MLS is back and we do a comprehensive Colorado Rapids season preview! Rabbi and Red open the show with some Ask HTHLs. We talk shirt sponsors and ownership taking the club through cycles. Also, we started two MLS Fantasy leagues! Join them by clicking here and here.
Colorado Rapids Podcast: Rapids Season Preview
Then the guys recap Colorado’s first leg loss to Comunicaciones. We preview the second leg and discuss what went wrong and what needs to go right for the Rapids to advance.
To preview the 2022 Rapids season, we’ve come up with XI questions that will determine what happens this year. We pontificate answers and implications and predict whether Colorado makes the playoffs and if so how far they’ll get in the MLS Cup Playoffs. Then we preview Saturday’s MLS season opener against Kellyn Acosta and Los Angeles FC.
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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.
Photo Credit: Mark Shaiken, Last Word on Soccer.