Holding The High Line with Rabbi and Red
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S2E4: A dog, giraffe, grizzlies, and Hope Solo on defense
Hello Rapids Fans! This week on Holding The High Line with Rabbi and Red we decide to preview MLS Cup 2018 (for those who care). The guys break down the two teams and take a tactical dive into Portland Timbers vs. Atlanta United FC. Then Matt is joined by the Dick's Sporting Goods Park turf manager Phil McQuade. We discuss how turf management works, what it takes to get DSG Park looking pristine for match day, and share some snow and national team related stories. Hopefully this show helps...
S2 Ep 3: Why are duel scarves a thing?
Hello Rapids Fans! This week on Holding The High Line, Rabbi and Red talk about the Colorado Rapids roster decisions. We break down who's coming back, who isn't, who's out of contract, and what it means for them, the club and the budget. The guys then take a look around the league at who other teams have let go to see who the Rapids could pick up. We finish off with some MLS Cup Playoff banter and the begrudged welcoming of our new Five Stripe Overlords. If you like what you heard from...
S2 Ep 2: Substitute Mark of Fortress Sand Creek
Hello Rapids Fans and Happy Thanksgiving! For those of you sitting in traffic, stuck on an airplane, or looking for an escape from dinner table political arguments with that opinionated relative, we are here for you. This week, Red is joined by Mark Turner, founder of the Back Chat Show and Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC beat writer for Last Word on Soccer. We do a full breakdown of the Rapids and Switchbacks coming affiliation for 2019. Substitute Mark introduces the Switchbacks and...
S2 Ep1: Home improvement to start Season 2!
Hello Rapids Fans! This week on Holding The High Line with Rabbi and Red, we spend way too much time talking about this non-playoff team. Mark and Matt do a full positional review (with grades) for the entire current Colorado Rapids roster. Spoiler alert, the defense and offense aren't valedictorians. We then take a deep dive into the 2018 MLS Expansion Draft. The guys break down the rules for the draft, the Rapids roster, and who they could protect from FC Cincinnati. We banter about who...
Ep. 42: Tip your waitress! Try the veal!
Hello Rapids Fans! This week on Holding The High Line with Rabbi and Red, we bury the 2018 Colorado Rapids season for good. We recap the entire year, from January transfer moves to the various chunks of the season, and try not to get too bogged down on Doom Part I and Doom Part II. Also we go overboard on the Dad Jokes. Apologies. We look forward to next week, where we'll be doing positional grades as we turn the page to Season 2 of the podcast. Thank you all for your listenership and...
Ep. 41: That area with the buffalo
Hello Rapids fans! This week on Holding The High Line with Rabbi and Red we have a lot to talk about as we put the 2018 Colorado Rapids season to rest. We start off with some somber banter as Mark puts soccer woes in perspective with first-hand accounts in the aftermath of the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh. We recap the Rapids finishing the season with a 2-1 win over the now eliminated FC Dallas. The guys do Good Thing, Bad Thing, Big Thing with commentary from events on and off the...
Ep. 40: Leathery Men of the Tetons
Hello Rapids Fans! This week on Holding The High Line, we discuss the Colorado Rapids season coming to a close. The guys pour one (glass of Vitamin Water) out for our friend Richard Terry. We do Good Thing, Bad Thing, Big Thing on the draw against the San Jose Earthquakes where Colorado didn't let #WondoWatch end. Also, Red gives some updates on the Minnesota-Colorado end of the game scuffle. We then preview the Decision Day match against FC Dallas. Rabbi talks about what this game means...
Ep. 39: Business Insider
Hello, Rapids fans! This week on Holding The High Line with Rabbi and Red, we have a win to talk about! The guys break down the Rapids losing streak ending this past weekend with a win at Minnesota United FC. We do Good Thing, (Stoppage Time) Bad Thing, and Big Thing. We then move on to preview this weekend's game against the San Jose Earthquakes. The guys discuss the state of the Quakes and what the team could look like this weekend and how it could be a Homegrown-fest. We finish off by...
Ep. 38: It's hard out here for the Pids
Hello Rapids Fans! Today on Holding The High Line, Rabbi is a player-coach with the Sandwich Dragons and Red is in Butt-Nowhere Wyoming for work, and the Rapids lost again. What else is new? We recap the patented loss script that was the Los Angeles FC game. Oh, and we get into the weeds on Jewish Weddings and Rabbi wedding execution to try and make this somewhat fun. The guys recap how bad the loss to LAFC was and why it was all too familiar. Spoiler alert, we don't see how this gets...
Ep. 37: Field of Turds
Hello Rapids Fans! This week on Holding The High Line, we're grasping at straws and trying to not think about the MLS Wooden Spoon. Saturday in Seattle wasn't good, we skip our usual Good Thing, Bad Thing, Big Thing on this episode and get into that game against Los Angeles FC that's probably going to end poorly. The guys discuss where LAFC is at while still not having a No. 6 and having Laurent Ciman depart since last they played the Pids. Then Matt handicaps the 2018 MLS Wooden Spoon race...
Ep. 36: If you can dodge a wrench
Hello Rapids Fans! This week on Holding The High Line, Rabbi is back from Yom Kippur international duty. The guys recap Colorado Rapids losing to Columbus Crew SC over the weekend. We lament the possession without a purpose and the lack of offensive threats. Mark hijacks the podcast to ask a bunch of his own questions regarding major decisions the club needs to make this off-season. We then preview Saturday's match against the Seattle Sounder FC. Spoiler: not good fam. We then go down some...