Hello Colorado Rapids Fans! This week on Holding The High Line, Rabbi and Red have some company. We hook up Juan and Jared from the C38 Podcast, to form the Black Diamond Dogs in a Decision Day special crossover episode. We recap Colorado’s 5-2 Decision Day win over LAFC and discuss how and why it was fitting that the Rapids won the MLS Western Conference. We break down what went wrong for Seattle and SKC and why we should care going into the playoffs. Then we take a brief look at what CCL and Pidsgiving could look like for the club.
Colorado Rapids Podcast: Pidsgiving
Also, at A Burgundy Affair, a listener requested we re-share Red’s Aignergate article, so here’s that link. (Re-read at your own risk).
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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.
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