Hello Rapids fans! This week on Holding The High Line, Rabbi and Red discuss Robin Fraser being named a finalist for MLS Coach of the Year. We banter about the USMNT’s November results in World Cup Qualification. The lads discuss Fraser being the only person from Colorado getting nominated for a season award. We discuss why the Robin Fraser COTY candidacy, whether it’s fair, what the media voters may be getting wrong, and why Bruce Arena will probably win COTY over Fraser.
Holding The High Line Podcast: Robin Fraser COTY Finalist
Red has an Ask HTHL about Mile High Stadium hosting World Cup games and the Rapids defense on corners. Then we end the show with a preview of Portland Timbers vs. Minnesota United, the winner of whom will play the Burgundy Boys on 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.
Robin Fraser COTY Photo Credit: Mark Shaiken, Last Word on Soccer.