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LA Galaxy Goalie Jonathan Bond was forced into action early and often in the Galaxy's draw against SKC. (Photo Credit: Los Angeles Galaxy)
Rob Jalón - Mar 13, 2023

Kansas City, Kansas – The Los Angeles Galaxy scraped out a gutsy, but nervy scoreless draw away at Sporting KC Saturday night. Their defense was tested early and often, like in the away loss in Dallas. But unlike that night, they did not bend, even though SKC put 30 shots on Galaxy Goalkeeper Jonathan Bond’s […]

sounders lineup vs colorado
Matt Pollard, Editor - Feb 26, 2023

PREVIEW – Seattle Sounders FC host their 2023 MLS season opener at Lumen Field against Colorado Rapids. Rave Green have already played a competitive game in the Club World Cup. While they’ve got the competitive juices flowing, an injury could complicate things for Head Coach Brian Schmetzer. Seattle Sounders Lineup Prediction vs Real Salt Lake […]

2023 colorado rapids season preview
Matt Pollard, Editor - Feb 25, 2023

PREVIEW – The 2023 MLS regular season begins today, though Colorado Rapids will have to wait till tomorrow night when they play at Seattle Sounders FC. The Burgundy Boys had a busy offseason, getting a number of players healthy and signing players at nearly every position of weakness. They still haven’t spent big, but Robin […]

Seattle Sounders Colorado Rapids Preview
Matt Pollard, Editor - Feb 23, 2023

Hello Rapids fans! Happy season six of Holding The High Line! We hope you like the new intro. Joseph Samelson joins the pod this week as we close out preseason with news and notes. The trio discuss Marko Ilić signing and more. We get upset about the new playoff format . Then we look ahead […]

2023 colorado rapids season preview
Matt Pollard, Editor - Feb 14, 2023

Hello Colorado Rapids fans. This week on Holding The High Line, we do a proper 2023 Colorado Rapids season preview by asking XI questions that will define this year for the Burgundy Boys. Also, we’ve got some updates from preseason in Orlando. Matt’s seen the new secondary kit. We talk about it, to an extent. […]

rapids supporters
Matt Pollard, Editor - Feb 10, 2023

Hello Rapids fans! On this episode of Holding The High Line, Red is joined by Dave Wegner from Centennial 38. The Burgundy Bishop brings updates supporters, C38 members and otherwise, can expect from the tailgate this year and some exciting in stadium updates. You complained. Juan wrote his op-ed. The club is listening. Get excited […]

colorado rapids 101
Matt Pollard, Editor - Feb 10, 2023

PODCAST – Hello (aspiring?) Colorado Rapids fans! On this episode of Holding The High Line, we’re educating. Rabbi and Red banter about Jesse Marsch and the Manchester City news. Then, with the new season coming, we try to expand the number of people in the Burgundy tent. We discuss all the basics and history surrounding […]

MLS Season Pass on Apple TV+
Matt Pollard, Editor - Feb 1, 2023

MLS Season Pass has officially gone live on Apple TV. Last Word on Soccer has taken a deep dive into what’s to come on the platform before the season starts. Here’s everything MLS fans need to know about the platform before the season kicks off on February 25. Everything MLS Fans Need to Know About […]

Matt Pollard, Editor - Jan 31, 2023

Hello Colorado Rapids fan! On this episode of Holding The High Line, it’s our birthday! Five years ago today we recorded the pilot episode of the pod in Rabbi basement back on Lincoln. We banter about AFC Wrexham getting hyped by ESPN in ways MLS never was. We go through the Rapids three preseason friendlies […]

colorado rapids 2023 season preview
Matt Pollard, Editor - Jan 23, 2023

Last week, Matt Pollard was a guest on the MLS Updater with Michael Rice. We discuss the 2022 Colorado Rapids season, preview what 2023 could look like for the club, and break down all the silly season rumors of the past week. The episode was so good, we asked Michael if we could have the […]

Last Word on Soccer 2022 Classic as the CanMNT Qualifies for the FIFA World Cup for the First Time Since 1986

Last Word on Soccer 2022 was a memorable year for the site. Forge FC became the first-ever CPL team to make the Concacaf Champions League and the Seattle Sounders FC won their first-ever Concacaf Champions League. The CanWNT also continued their Celebration Tour Games from 2021, this time in Vancouver and Langford. They then played […]

Hamady Diop of the Clemson Tigers on December 12, 2021 And Was Also Drafted First Overall by Charlotte FC in the 2023 MLS SuperDraft

The 2023 MLS SuperDraft took place earlier thanks to the MLS season starting in February. One storyline is yet another new MLS team entering their first-ever MLS SuperDraft, this time it is St Louis CITY SC. The First Four Draft Picks of the 2023 MLS SuperDraft Hamady Diop, Defender from Clemson University and Montverde Academy […]

Moise Bombito
Matt Pollard, Editor - Dec 22, 2022

PODCAST – Winter is here Rapids fans! On this episode of HTHL, Red solo pods from the Conor Casey Memorial Closet. He breaks down Colorado trading for Calvin Harris and the 2023 MLS SuperDraft. There’s lots of details on Generation Adidas defender Moise Bombito and goalkeeper Oliver Semmle. Then we finish off the show with […]

rip grant wahl
Matt Pollard, Editor - Dec 14, 2022

PODCAST – Hey there. Thanks for listening to Holding The High Line with Rabbi and Red. Thanks so much for joining us. On this episode, Rabbi and Red are joined by friend of the show Mark Turner to celebrate and remember Grant Wahl. We analyze Gyasi Zardes leaving to Austin FC in free agency and […]

Cole Bassett news
Matt Pollard, Editor - Nov 22, 2022

PODCAST – Hello Colorado Rapids fans! On this episode of Holding The High Line, Rabbi and Red talk USA Wales. We break down offseason news including roster decisions and the MLS Expansion Draft. UCHealth is the new shirt sponsor and the Cole Bassett news. Then we look ahead to the England game on Friday. Holding […]

player welfare officer Brian Reed
Matt Pollard, Editor - Nov 18, 2022

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Brian Reed has finished his first season as the Player Welfare Office at Colorado Rapids. With COVID-19 lessons learned, the Rapids and its Development Academy are taking player wellbeing on and off the pitch more seriously. In a brand new position, Reed is creating the change he wishes to see. How […]

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Dante Vanzeir scored the game-winning goal, his first in MLS. Red Bulls 2-1 Columbus Crew
Harvey Cruz, Editor - Nov 18, 2022

ANALYSIS – Dante Vanzeir’s first MLS goal sealed the Red Bulls first win of the season, a 2-1 comeback over the Columbus Crew Saturday night. Alexandru Matan opened the scoring after miscommunication from Carlos Coronel and Andres Reyes led to a simple finish into an empty net. New York turned up the pressure in the second […]

MLS: Inter Miami CF at Toronto FC as Federico Bernardeschi Shoots the Ball on March 18, 2023

TORONTO, ON – Federico Bernardeschi delivered for Toronto FC as they earn their first win of the 2023 MLS season. It was also the most dominant game TFC played as the defence was compact and well-organized. It is also important to note though the performance of Bernardeschi and the Canadian MLS players. Federico Bernardeschi Was […]

The Los Angeles Galaxy Was Able to Add Some Width to the Attack Against the Vancouver Whitecaps Through Winger Tyler Boyd. (Photo Credit: LA Galaxy)
Rob Jalón - Nov 18, 2022

Los Angeles – The Los Angeles Galaxy faced a battle on two fronts on Saturday, March 18. On the field, LA will feel vexed not to record their first win after a disallowed Dejan Joveljić goal meant the Galaxy’s home opener would end in a 1-1 tie against the Vancouver Whitecaps. Off the field, the […]

MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC at LA Galaxy at Dignity Health Sports Park
Felipe Vallejo - Nov 18, 2022

ANALYSIS – The Vancouver Whitecaps got just their second point of the season on Saturday evening, drawing LA Galaxy in a very open stalemate. With the goal scoring once again falling on the defenders, the Whitecaps’ search for their first win continues. Three Takeaways: Whitecaps Feisty Draw Against Galaxy That header though🤌 Beauty free kick […]

Revs goalscorer Gustavo Bou
Jamie Rooke - Nov 18, 2022

After a tough result in LA, the New England Revolution bounced back on home soil. Nashville SC visited Gillette Stadium and one moment of brilliance separated the Eastern Conference rivals. Gustavo Bou paired smart movement with an electric finish and as a result, the Revs have nine points from four games. Gustavo Bou Opens His […]

MLS: Concacaf Champions League - Real Espana at Whitecaps FC With Ryan Gauld in the Vancouver Whitecaps Predicted Lineup
Felipe Vallejo - Nov 18, 2022

PREVIEW – The Vancouver Whitecaps will look to improve upon their recent form against LA Galaxy in California on Saturday, in a match that has both teams looking for their first three points. With the Whitecaps now through to the quarter-finals of the Concacaf Champions League, they’ll look to carry some of that form that got […]

Will the LA Galaxy Play With the Same Starting Lineup as Their Previous Goalless Draw Against Sporting KC? (Photo Credit: La Galaxy)
Rob Jalón - Nov 18, 2022

The Los Angeles Galaxy is surely hoping that opening their season this weekend at Dignity Health Sports Park means home comforts. They return to LA after an opening-day loss to FC Dallas and a match-day two 0-0 draw vs. SKC. Two very uninspired and lackluster displays on the road later, the Galaxy finally has a […]

Revs defender Dave Romney
Jamie Rooke - Nov 18, 2022

It was a huge reality check for the New England Revolution in their last outing. Whilst they held on against LAFC for large parts of the game, Steve Cherundolo’s side ended up running away with it. Next for the Revs is a clash with Nashville SC at Gillette Stadium tonight. Gillette Stadium is the Location […]