Holding The High Line Podcast: Interview with Colorado Rapids Player Welfare Officer Brian Reed

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PODCAST – Hello Rapids fans! This week on HTHL, it’s a bit of a solo pod. Mark sends up a voice memo to discuss Mark-Anthony Kaye getting traded to Toronto FC. Matt solo talks about the implications of that trade and dishes on Auston Trusty’s departure. For more details, check out his recent columns here and here. Red breaks down Saturday’s 2-2 draw at RSL. Then he looks ahead to the double game week against Orlando City and LA Galaxy. We finish off the show with an interview with Rapids Player Welfare Officer Brian Reed.

Holding The High Line Podcast: Interview with Colorado Rapids Player Welfare Officer Brian Reed

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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.