PODCAST – Happy Labor Day Rapids fans! This week on Holding The High Line, we recap a one point double game week for the Pids. Mark gives us the second half of his DA player updates. We’ve got a great Ask HTHL on player acquisition. Rabbi tries to make sense of the 4-1 loss as Nashville. Red looks for positives from the draw to D.C. United and why it’s too late for moral victories. We propose a new fancy state, Expected Penalty Kicks (xPKs). Then we look ahead to Saturday’s must win game against Vancouver.
Colorado Rapids Podcast: Expected Penalty Kicks
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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.