S2 Ep 18: Shout out to Eric Stinson

Hello Rapids fans! Ugh, so about that game in Seattle . . . This week on Holding The High Line, Rabbi and Red talk about that Matt Pentz tweet. We discuss kindness and lowbrow comments in the context of being a soccer writer. The guys recap the Colorado Rapids loss to Seattle Sounders FC. Mark breaks down the problems at centerback this past week and Matt takes a look at the diamond midfield that was more of a lumpy coal midfield. Also, we define Total Football and explain how the Pids did not do that on Saturday.

We then turn towards the artist formally known as the Wiz, Sporting KC. The guys revisit this veteran and stacked roster. We talk about Sporting’s CONCACAF Champions League dilema and what it means for Sunday. Some former SKC players on Colorado could be in good positions to have success. We also banter about Gedion Zelalem signing.

The show finishes up with a big picture #AskHTHL.

Matt Pentz Tweet: 0:00 – 20:53

Seattle Recap: 20:53 – 43:40

Sporting KC Preview: 43:30 – 1:03:21

Ask HTHL: – 1:03:21 – 1:13:39

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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