S2 Ep 16: New Intro, Who Dis?

Soccer is back Rapids Fans! The off-season is over. The preseason is over. The Colorado Rapids are playing a soccer game at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park this weekend! This week on Holding The High Line, Rabbi and Red talk about the big picture aspects of the 2019 Colorado Rapids season. The guys briefly touch on Kofi Opare signing for the club. We talk a look at the Rapids regular season schedule, Anthony Hudson’s tactical approach to this year. Then we do some season rapid fire predictions.

The guys then preview the home opener against Portland Timbers. Spoiler alert: Diego Valeri and Sebastian Blanco are really good. The Timbers do have some questions to answer on defense, but Giovanni Savarese is still a really good manager and this team knows how to win games on the road by sitting and countering.

Kofi Opare signing banter: 0:00 – 9:38

Season Preview: 9:38 – 36:32

Ask HTHL: 36:32 – 54:06

Timbers Preview: 54:06 – 1:11:17

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Mike Sparks

In addition to watching, coaching, and occasionally playing soccer, Mike also enjoys talking all things soccer over at the Mon Goals podcast. Go give the show a listen and let him know what you think