Holding The High Line Podcast: Sam Vines callup, Burgundy Darkness

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Hello Colorado Rapids fans! Hello Burgundy Darkness. This week on HTHL, it’s the international break. Rabbi and Red banter about Sam Vines callup to the USMNT. Finally. The guys recap the San Jose and LA Galaxy games. Matt gives the details on how the Rapids can make the playoffs and what can eliminate them by next match day. Then we answer a collection of topical Ask HTHLs. Spoiler Alert: From 15:30 to 24:17, we discuss Welcome To Wrexham. If you’re not caught up from last week’s episodes you might want to skip this.

Holding The High Line Podcast: Sam Vines callup, Burgundy Darkness


Holding The High Line is an independent soccer podcast focused on the Colorado Rapids of MLS. If you like the show, please consider subscribing to us on your preferred podcatcher, giving us a review, and tell other Rapids fans about us. It helps a ton. Find us wherever you get your podcasts. You can find a full list of pod catchers we’re on with links on this Twitter thread. For full transcripts of every episode, check out our AudioBurst account. Our artwork was produced by CR54 DesignsJuanners does our music.

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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.

Photo Credit: Mark Shaiken, Last Word on Soccer.