Holding The High Line: Cole Bassett Discussion

Hello Colorado Rapids Fans! This week on Holding The High Line, Kortne Ford has played a professional soccer game! We open the show with Red speaking to him. The guys banter about WoSo not coming to Denver. We attempt to recap the hot mess that was the 1-1 draw at Sporting KC. We discuss what might have influenced the officiating of that game. You can find more information here and here. Then we break down what’s up with Cole Bassett.

Holding The High Line: Cole Bassett Discussion

How close did Bassett come to leaving the Rapids this window and why didn’t he? Has he had a bad season or is it complicated? What does this all mean for the rest of 2021 and beyond?

Rabbi and Red finish the podcast off by previewing the road game at San Jose Earthquakes.

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Matt Pollard (Red) and Mark Goodman (Rabbi) are Southern California natives and started HTHL in January of 2018. Red is the Site Manager over at Last Word on Soccer. He has covered the Colorado Rapids as credentialed press since 2016. In his non-soccer free time, he enjoys the outdoors. He is also a host on Last Word SC Radio which is also a member of the Beautiful Game Network. Rabbi relocated to the Pittsburgh area in 2019. He now covers the Pittsburgh Riverhounds for Pittsburgh Soccer Now and soccer in general for American Soccer Analysis.

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Matt Pollard

Angelino, born and raised. Ginger Ninja. Tuba Player. Student of the games of hockey and soccer. Miami Hurricane. Resident Shakespeare of Last Word Soccer Club. Beat writer for Colorado Rapids, LA Galaxy, and STLFC. LA -> Miami -> St. Louis-> Denver