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Ep. 35: Hydration Breaks

Hello Rapids fans! Today on Holding The High Line with Red and Rapids Republic (surprise!)! Rabbi is out this week celebrating the high holiday without hydration or food. Joseph Samelson joins Matt to recap Colorado's wilting loss to Atlanta United FC. We break down all the bad performances and strategic issues that took place on Saturday. The guys move on to preview this weekend's match at Columbus Crew SC. We break down the Black and Gold from back to front, discuss playing style, and how...


Ep. 34: Howard Webb Christmas Card

Hello Rapids Fans! Today on Holding The High, Rabbi and Red recap the Colorado Rapids loss to Portland Timbers. We discuss defensive issues and all the bad things that happened. But hey, Cole Bassett made his MLS debut and wasn't bad. The guys also discuss the officiating and how they got things right. Matt has an officiating update from a few weeks ago as well. We then move on to preview the Rapids match this Saturday against Atlanta United FC. The guys talk about all the ways in which the...


Ep. 33: The Neon Derby

Hello Rapids fans! Today on Holding The High Line, Rabbi and Red join forces on Skype once again. Matt tries to recap the Colorado Rapids friendly against Tulsa Roughnecks FC and the Niki Jackson hat-trick that won the game. None of you saw it and you probably never will. And Red is angry about that. The guys move on to preview Saturday's game against the Portland Timbers. We talk about the up-and-down season the Timbers have had since last we saw them play the Pids. The guys discuss the...


Ep. 32: PETA Lawsuits

Hello Rapids Fans! This week on Holding The High Line, Rabbi is back! The wifi is working, so you don't have to listen to Red talk for 40 minutes all by himself without a water break. Unfortunately, the Colorado Rapids suffered one of their worst losses in club history on Saturday, losing to Real Salt Lake 6-0. We try to make sense of that game, what it means, and how the fans and the club can move on from what the heck happened in that game. We then preview the friendly in Memphis against...


Ep. 31: Jack Jackson and Peach Cobbler

Hello Rapids Fans! This week on Holding The High Line, it's just Red. Rabbi is in the state of Pennsylvania but has a bunch of boxes to unpack. Red solo recaps the loss on Sunday to Los Angeles FC and how Colorado Rapids had some bad luck in the game given the circumstances. He goes over some disappointing news from training last week and discusses whether Anthony Hudson is a good coach learning from his mistakes or not. Then we preview the Rocky Mountain Cup match this Saturday and Real...


Ep. 30: Kol Tuv Mark

Hello, Rapids fans! Today on Holding The High Line with Rabbi and Red, we have lots of happy things to talk about and some sad stuff. We begin by recapping this past week that included a win against San Jose and a draw at LA Galaxy for the Pids. Both involved some late-game heroics and Edgar Castillo being a boss. We do Good Thing, Bad Thing, Big Thing on these two results. The guys then look ahead to Los Angeles FC and the Colorado Rapids first ever game at Banc of California Stadium. We...


Ep. 29: Podcasting from the Porch

Hello Rapids Fans! Today on Holding the High Line, Rabbi and Red are porch-side. We banter about the complexities of moving across the country then get into a dramatic win from the Colorado Rapids over the LA Galaxy. The guys talk about the midfield shape, Sam Nicholson, and everything that went down on Saturday night at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. We then look ahead to the dumpster fire that is the San Jose Earthquakes. Mark and Matt try to make sense of how the Quakes became what they are...


Ep. 28: Cuatro Santos

Hello Rapids Fans! Today, Rabbi and Red recap the Boca Juniors friendly and the loss at D.C. United. Things get off track (but fun?) when we talk about the general idea of midweek friendlies against European teams and Wayne Rooney's nose. The guys talk tactics and Kellyn Acosta's first two games in Burgundy (and an awkward airport encounter). Then we preview the LA Galaxy game this Saturday. We talk about the mess that will be the midfield, the two poor backlines, and what to expect from...


Ep. 27: (4th Round SuperDraft Pick)

Hello Rapids Fans! Well, it's been an eventful week in Rapids Land. Rabbi and Red are here to break down the Kellyn Acosta-Dominique Badji trade on every level. We analyze the asset management of the trade, how Acosta fits into the team, what Colorado is losing in Badji's departure, and what the next few years hold for Acosta in MLS. The guys provide some context and insight on this move with conversations with various players and club officials. You'll also hear directly from captain Tim...


Ep. 26: _____ Barnes

Hello Rapids Fans! Today on Holding The High Line, Matt can breathe again and sounds normal! We talk about the World Cup coming to an end and wonder why France has a rooster as their logo. Rabbi and Red recap Saturday's match against the Houston Dynamo and talk about Giles Barnes making his first appearance in Burgundy and Blue. We look ahead to the Rocky Mountain Cup and by that, we mean talking about Mike Freaking Petke and his rants. Mark gives us a full training update in From Field 20,...


Ep. 25: Can't keep it together

Hello Rapids Fans! Holding The High Line is back. We apologize for not coming out with an episode until Friday of this week. Rabbi was out of town for part of this week and Red has a terrible head cold with a sore throat and sounds like death. We recap the Rapids taking zero points from Seattle Sounders and Montreal Impact. Mark and Matt talk about what went wrong and what it means for the club. The guys take a look at the Houston Dynamo. Brace yourselves, it's not good. We then go down the...


Ep. 24: With Confidence!?

Hello Rapids Fans! The Rapids got another win over the weekend? Rabbi and Red are here to break everything down and make sense of this newfound sense of confidence(?). We do Good Thing, Bad Thing, Big Thing on the win against Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The guys then take a look at the Seattle Sounders FC and Montreal Impact FC matches this coming week. We also have a very special and nerdy interview in the second half of the episode. Matt sits down for an interview with John Eric Goff,...


Ep. 23: Edgar Castillo, he scores when he wants!

Hello Rapids fans! For the first time in 68 days, Holding The High Line is podcasting in the aftermath of the Colorado Rapids getting a win. Rabbi and Red break down the dramatic weekend win against Minnesota United FC. We do Good Thing, Bad Thing, Big Thing on the game. Then we move on to talk about the match this Sunday against Vancouver Whitecaps FC and their current run of form. Matt gives us the low down, some good news, and connected dots in a segment of From Field 20. We finish off...


Ep. 22: Tardigrade SC

Hello Rapids Comrades! Today on HTHL, Rabbi and Red have World Cup fever. We open up talking about the opening week of the tournament in Russia and some of the 'inside soccer' aspects to a World Cup. We then recap the Colorado Rapids finally getting a result in their 2-2 draw against Chicago Fire. We do Good Thing, Bad Thing, Big Thing on the match. The guys then look ahead to Minnesota United FC, breaking down their roster, the current run of form the Loons are on, and their issues at the...


Ep. 21: Not on my watch

Hello Rapids Fans! Welp, this sucks. The Colorado Rapids have now set club records for both consecutive loses in league play and in all competition. Rabbi and Red sit down to make sense of the two losses from last week and how spectacularly terrible the Burgundy Boys are playing right now. We begin with the least subtle banter in podcast history. The guys try to make sense of the losses last week to Nashville SC and Houston Dynamo. Mark explains how the execution is poor. Matt provides...


Ep. 20: Thermal Bonding

Hello Rapids Fans! Today on Holding The High Line with Rabbi and Red, we open up with 'From Field 20.' Matt and Mark have both attended training this week. We both give some injury and training updates. That leads to discussing #AignerGate, connecting the dots, and ultimately going down a weird path. From there, they guys recap the loss on Friday to Vancouver Whitecaps FC and preview Nashville SC and the Houston Dynamo. We've got a full slate of Ask HTHL including two solid listener...


Ep. 19: Joe Nasco

Hello Rapids fans! Today on Holding The High Line, Rabbi and Red are back to talk about another disappointing loss to the Portland Timbers. We skip the sad details and go straight to big takeaways from the match. The guys then turn to the Vancouver Whitecaps, who are inconsistent, defensive, and have issues with possession. Sound familiar? Mark and Matt provide some abbreviated notes in 'From Field 20,' talking about weekly scheduling and injuries. The guys finish diving into the stats...


Ep. 18: Shut Mark Up

Hello Rapids fans! Today Rabbi and Red have a bunch to talk about. We recap the New York City FC loss over the weekend and all the bad terrible things that happened. The guys discuss what went wrong, how it happened, what the Colorado Rapids (hopefully) learned from the game, and try to make sense of who deserves the blame. We then preview this weekend's match against Portland Timbers. The guys talk about Diego Valeri, the Christmas Tree formation, and Portland's struggles in Commerce City....


Ep. 17: Giant Eagle

Hello Rapids Fans! Rabbi and Red are back with a wall-to-wall jam-packed podcast episode. We start by recapping the Colorado Rapids loss to New York Red Bulls. Mark and Matt do Good Thing, Bad Thing, Big Thing. Yes, we talk about VAR. The guys then move on to talking about New York City FC, their pitch, how good they are, and how the Rapids can get a result on Saturday. Matt takes the lead on 'From Field 20,' talk about how the Rapids are preparing for playing footy at a baseball stadium....


Ep. 16: Aignergate

Hello Rapids Fans! Today Rabbi and Red have a jam-packed show. We recap the Colorado Rapids loss to Sporting KC over the weekend, talking about who didn't show up, what went wrong tactically, and why losing to Sporting isn't the end of the world. The lads then take a deep dive into the New York Red Bulls, who they are, how they play, and what the Rapids can do to beat them on Saturday. In this week's rendition of From Field 20, Matt gives full injury updates on all Rapids players of...