S2 Ep 15: Colored pencils and depth charts

Hello Rapids Fans! Happy almost the end of preseason! This week on Holding The High Line, we’ve got CCL Fever and a Colorado Rapids depth chart preview to nerd out on. We begin by discussing MLS teams in CONCACAF Champions League and we begrudgingly discuss the Rapids new Black Diamond secondary kit.

The guys analyze the news of the week as Kellyn Acosta, Keegan Rosenberry, and Diego Rubio all signed contract extensions. We discuss the details of those deals, what it means for the Rapids budget situation, and the future of the team. There’s a lot to unpack with Acosta’s situation in particular.

On a personal note, we’ve got some news regarding a partnership with the Denver Post that we’re very excited about.

We finish off the show with a full dive into the Rapids 2019 depth chart position by position, looking at the Starting XI for Anthony Hudson, who’s likely on the reserve squad, and who could be headed south to the Switchbacks.

CCL Fever Banter: 0:00 – 16:09

Black Diamond Kit: 16:09 – 27:20

Contract Extensions: 27:20 – 50:41

Depth Chart Analysis: 50:41 – 01:34:33

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Mike Sparks

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