S2 E36: Baba Booey’s Hotel California

Hello Colorado Rapids Fans! This week on Holding The High Line, Rabbi is scouting LAFC and LA Galaxy on location. The guys try to recap the 4th of July loss to New England Revolution. But the game didn’t really have a plot, so we really couldn’t do Good Thing, Bad Thing, Big Thing. Mark asks about passing time and fan turnout given the lightning delays. Matt talks about the defensive mistakes. The guys discuss whether this loss is a blip or indication of a trend.

We then look ahead to the Portland Timbers. The two discuss how this is a different team from the Pids home opener. We talk about Brian Fernandez and the attack. Red is worried about personnel match ups given the Kellyn Acosta and Jack Price situations. The guys play manager in picking a Starting XI. We finish previewing the Arsenal friendly, what to expect, and whether we care.

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Mike Sparks

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