Happy MLS Cup Playoffs Rapids Fans! This week on Holding The High Line, Rabbi and Red preview Rapids Timbers. We discuss the MLS Cup Playoffs to date with a focus on the Portland Timbers 3-1 win over Minnesota United. We take a deeper look at how the Rapids should and will have handled this 18 day layoff. Then we go in depth on the first MLS Thanksgiving Day game including pregame festivities, what to expect from Portland, how to stop Sebastian Blanco, and how the Rapids can score goals and win this game.
Colorado Rapids Podcast: Preview Rapids Timbers and Pidsgiving
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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.
Preview Rapids Timbers Photo Credit: Mark Shaiken, Last Word on Soccer.