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'Holding The High Line with Rabbi and Red' is a soccer podcast centered around the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. It is hosted by Mark Goodman of American Soccer Analysis and Matt Pollard from Last Word on Soccer.

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'Holding The High Line with Rabbi and Red' is a soccer podcast centered around the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. It is hosted by Mark Goodman of American Soccer Analysis and Matt Pollard from Last Word on Soccer.

    S3E9: Regression to the Meme

    S3E9: Regression to the Meme

    Hello Rapids Fans! This week on Holding The High Line, Rabbi's got CCL Fever and Red's got a cold! We meander through the week's Concacaf Champions League results and discuss the sanctions handed down on Manchester City. Then we go into our full 2020 Rapids Season Preview with XI questions for the season.
     
    1. Will the new attacking players deliver?
    2. Who will start at center back?
    3. What does the team do formation wise and how does it differ from last year?
    4. Will the Rapids produce on set pieces or make up the difference from the run of play?
    5. Who is the real Kellyn Acosta?
    6. What's the ceiling for Sam Vines and can he reach it?
    7. Who produces and striker?
    8. Can the Pids survive the busy summer schedule?
    9. Is this the year the Rocky Mountain Cup returns to Colorado?
    10. Will the Switchbacks affiliation become mutually productive?
    11. Do the Colorado Rapids make the 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs?
     
    Holding The High Line (https://www.blubrry.com/rapids96_holdingthehighline/) is an independent soccer podcast focused on the Colorado Rapids (https://lastwordonsoccer.com/category/rapids/) of MLS and a member of the Beautiful Game Network (https://www.bgn.fm/). If you like the show, please consider subscribing to us on your preferred podcatcher, giving us a review, and tell other Rapids fans about us. It helps a ton. Visit bgn.fm (https://www.bgn.fm/) for a bunch of other great podcasts covering soccer in North America.
     
    Find us on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/holding-the-high-line-with-rabbi-and-red/id1342392027?mt=2), Google Play (https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ih6k4dg7vftmm4fjy32gdjpbh3a), Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/holding-the-high-line), Blubrry (https://www.blubrry.com/rapids96_holdingthehighline/31010358/holding-the-high-line-with-rabbi-and-red-episode-1-pilot/), and many other podcatchers. See the full list of podcatchers with subscription links here (https://twitter.com/rapids96podcast/status/983354345910685696). For full transcripts of every episode, check out our AudioBurst account (https://search.audioburst.com/station/Holding%20The%20High%20Line%20with%20Rabbi%20and%20Red?id=15404). Our artwork was produced by CR54 Designs (https://twitter.com/CR54Designs). Juanners (https://soundcloud.com/juanners) does our music.
     
    We are brought to you by Ruffneck Scarves (https://www.ruffneckscarves.com/) and Icarus FC (https://www.icarusfc.com/). Ruffneckscarves.com (https://www.ruffneckscarves.com/) is your one-stop-shop for official MLS, USL, and U.S. Soccer scarves as well as custom scarves for your group or team. Icarusfc.com (https://www.icarusfc.com/) is the place to go for high quality custom soccer kits for your youth or pub team. With an "any design you want, seriously" motto, they are breaking the mold of boring, expensive, template kits from the big brands. Have your team looking fly in 2020 like Andre Shinyashiki with bleached hair with custom scarves and kits from Ruffneck Scarves and Icarus FC.
     
    HTHL is on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/rapids96podcast). If you like what we do and want to give us money, head on over to our page (https://www.patreon.com/rapids96podcast) and become a Patreon Member.
     
    We have partnered up with the Denver Post to sustainably grow soccer journalism in Colorado. Listeners can get a three month trial of the Denver Post digital for 99¢/month. Go to denverpost.com/hthl (http://denverpost.com/hthl) to sign up.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    S3E8: Idiosyncratic Mess

    S3E8: Idiosyncratic Mess

    Happy Valentines Day Weekend Rapids Fans! This week on Holding The High Line, Red has a 1-v-1 chat with defender Drew Moor. We talk coming back to Colorado, what his role looks like with the club in 2020, and what to expect from Robin Fraser as a head coach.
     
    But first, Rabbi calls in from a conference in Texas. Matt and Mark talk hotel wall art and banter about whether we should look into preseason results. Then we do a comprehensive breakdown of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement signed by MLS and the MLSPA. We discuss who won and what this means for the immediate future of the league.
     
    Holding The High Line (https://www.blubrry.com/rapids96_holdingthehighline/) is an independent soccer podcast focused on the Colorado Rapids (https://lastwordonsoccer.com/category/rapids/) of MLS and a member of the Beautiful Game Network (https://www.bgn.fm/). If you like the show, please consider subscribing to us on your preferred podcatcher, giving us a review, and tell other Rapids fans about us. It helps a ton. Visit bgn.fm (https://www.bgn.fm/) for a bunch of other great podcasts covering soccer in North America.
     
    Find us on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/holding-the-high-line-with-rabbi-and-red/id1342392027?mt=2), Google Play (https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ih6k4dg7vftmm4fjy32gdjpbh3a), Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/holding-the-high-line), Blubrry (https://www.blubrry.com/rapids96_holdingthehighline/31010358/holding-the-high-line-with-rabbi-and-red-episode-1-pilot/), and many other podcatchers. See the full list of podcatchers with subscription links here (https://twitter.com/rapids96podcast/status/983354345910685696). For full transcripts of every episode, check out our AudioBurst account (https://search.audioburst.com/station/Holding%20The%20High%20Line%20with%20Rabbi%20and%20Red?id=15404). Our artwork was produced by CR54 Designs (https://twitter.com/CR54Designs). Juanners (https://soundcloud.com/juanners) does our music.
     
    We are brought to you by Ruffneck Scarves (https://www.ruffneckscarves.com/) and Icarus FC (https://www.icarusfc.com/). Ruffneckscarves.com (https://www.ruffneckscarves.com/) is your one-stop-shop for official MLS, USL, and U.S. Soccer scarves as well as custom scarves for your group or team. Icarusfc.com (https://www.icarusfc.com/) is the place to go for high quality custom soccer kits for your youth or pub team. With an "any design you want, seriously" motto, they are breaking the mold of boring, expensive, template kits from the big brands. Have your team looking fly in 2020 like Andre Shinyashiki with bleached hair with custom scarves and kits from Ruffneck Scarves and Icarus FC.
     
    HTHL is on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/rapids96podcast). If you like what we do and want to give us money, head on over to our page (https://www.patreon.com/rapids96podcast) and become a Patreon Member.
     
    We have partnered up with the Denver Post to sustainably grow soccer journalism in Colorado. Listeners can get a three month trial of the Denver Post digital for 99¢/month. Go to denverpost.com/hthl (http://denverpost.com/hthl) to sign up. This will give you unlimited and full access to all of the Post’s online content and will support local coverage of the Rapids. Each month after the trial is $11.99/month. There is a sports-content-only option for $6.99/month.
     
    Follow us on Twitter @rapids96podcast (https://twitter.com/rapids96podcast). You can also email the show at 

    • 1 hr 6 min
    S3E7: Colorado Rush Special

    S3E7: Colorado Rush Special

    Hello Rapids Fans! This past Wednesday, Holding The High Line was able to attend Colorado Rush's USL League Two announcement. If you want to learn all about the newest fourth division club in Colorado, listen to this episode. After the press conference audio, Red speaks with Head Coach Joe Webb and goalkeeper Cooper Erickson. For more info on the Rush and their upcoming season, stay tuned to uslleaguetwo.com (https://www.uslleaguetwo.com/) and @CORushProDev (https://twitter.com/CORushProDev) on Twitter.
     
    Holding The High Line (https://www.blubrry.com/rapids96_holdingthehighline/) is an independent soccer podcast focused on the Colorado Rapids (https://lastwordonsoccer.com/category/rapids/) of MLS and a member of the Beautiful Game Network (https://www.bgn.fm/). If you like the show, please consider subscribing to us on your preferred podcatcher, giving us a review, and tell other Rapids fans about us. It helps a ton. Visit bgn.fm (https://www.bgn.fm/) for a bunch of other great podcasts covering soccer in North America.
     
    Find us on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/holding-the-high-line-with-rabbi-and-red/id1342392027?mt=2), Google Play (https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ih6k4dg7vftmm4fjy32gdjpbh3a), Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/holding-the-high-line), Blubrry (https://www.blubrry.com/rapids96_holdingthehighline/31010358/holding-the-high-line-with-rabbi-and-red-episode-1-pilot/), and many other podcatchers. See the full list of podcatchers with subscription links here (https://twitter.com/rapids96podcast/status/983354345910685696). For full transcripts of every episode, check out our AudioBurst account (https://search.audioburst.com/station/Holding%20The%20High%20Line%20with%20Rabbi%20and%20Red?id=15404). Our artwork was produced by CR54 Designs (https://twitter.com/CR54Designs). Juanners (https://soundcloud.com/juanners) does our music.
     
    We are brought to you by Ruffneck Scarves (https://www.ruffneckscarves.com/) and Icarus FC (https://www.icarusfc.com/). Ruffneckscarves.com (https://www.ruffneckscarves.com/) is your one-stop-shop for official MLS, USL, and U.S. Soccer scarves as well as custom scarves for your group or team. Icarusfc.com (https://www.icarusfc.com/) is the place to go for high quality custom soccer kits for your youth or pub team. With an "any design you want, seriously" motto, they are breaking the mold of boring, expensive, template kits from the big brands. Have your team looking fly in 2020 like Andre Shinyashiki with bleached hair with custom scarves and kits from Ruffneck Scarves and Icarus FC.
     
    HTHL is on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/rapids96podcast). If you like what we do and want to give us money, head on over to our page (https://www.patreon.com/rapids96podcast) and become a Patreon Member.
     
    We have partnered up with the Denver Post to sustainably grow soccer journalism in Colorado. Listeners can get a three month trial of the Denver Post digital for 99¢/month. Go to denverpost.com/hthl (http://denverpost.com/hthl) to sign up. This will give you unlimited and full access to all of the Post’s online content and will support local coverage of the Rapids. Each month after the trial is $11.99/month. There is a sports-content-only option for $6.99/month.
     
    Follow us on Twitter @rapids96podcast (https://twitter.com/rapids96podcast). You can also email the show at rapids96podcast@gmail.com (mailto:rapids96podcast@gmail.com). Follow our hosts individually on Twitter 

    • 36 min
    S3E6: All choked up

    S3E6: All choked up

    Hello Rapids Fans! This week, Holding The High Line with Rabbi and Red turns two years old! Matt sits down with Rapids Academy Director and Switchbacks General Manager Brian Crookham to talk all things academy and USL affiliation. The lads review Sam Vines and Jonathan Lewis playing in the USMNT friendly against Costa Rica. We also discuss the Rapids full kit release (BLUE SOCK HYPE!) and shirt numbers.
     
    Holding The High Line (https://www.blubrry.com/rapids96_holdingthehighline/) is an independent soccer podcast focused on the Colorado Rapids (https://lastwordonsoccer.com/category/rapids/) of MLS and a member of the Beautiful Game Network (https://www.bgn.fm/). If you like the show, please consider subscribing to us on your preferred podcatcher, giving us a review, and tell other Rapids fans about us. It helps a ton. Visit bgn.fm (https://www.bgn.fm/) for a bunch of other great podcasts covering soccer in North America.
     
    Find us on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/holding-the-high-line-with-rabbi-and-red/id1342392027?mt=2), Google Play (https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ih6k4dg7vftmm4fjy32gdjpbh3a), Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/holding-the-high-line), Blubrry (https://www.blubrry.com/rapids96_holdingthehighline/31010358/holding-the-high-line-with-rabbi-and-red-episode-1-pilot/), and many other podcatchers. See the full list of podcatchers with subscription links here (https://twitter.com/rapids96podcast/status/983354345910685696). For full transcripts of every episode, check out our AudioBurst account (https://search.audioburst.com/station/Holding%20The%20High%20Line%20with%20Rabbi%20and%20Red?id=15404). Our artwork was produced by CR54 Designs (https://twitter.com/CR54Designs). Juanners (https://soundcloud.com/juanners) does our music.
     
    We are brought to you by Ruffneck Scarves (https://www.ruffneckscarves.com/) and Icarus FC (https://www.icarusfc.com/). Ruffneckscarves.com (https://www.ruffneckscarves.com/) is your one-stop-shop for official MLS, USL, and U.S. Soccer scarves as well as custom scarves for your group or team. Icarusfc.com (https://www.icarusfc.com/) is the place to go for high quality custom soccer kits for your youth or pub team. With an "any design you want, seriously" motto, they are breaking the mold of boring, expensive, template kits from the big brands. Have your team looking fly in 2020 like Andre Shinyashiki with bleached hair with custom scarves and kits from Ruffneck Scarves and Icarus FC.
     
    HTHL is on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/rapids96podcast). If you like what we do and want to give us money, head on over to our page (https://www.patreon.com/rapids96podcast) and become a Patreon Member.
     
    We have partnered up with the Denver Post to sustainably grow soccer journalism in Colorado. Listeners can get a three month trial of the Denver Post digital for 99¢/month. Go to denverpost.com/hthl (http://denverpost.com/hthl) to sign up. This will give you unlimited and full access to all of the Post’s online content and will support local coverage of the Rapids. Each month after the trial is $11.99/month. There is a sports-content-only option for $6.99/month.
     
    Follow us on Twitter @rapids96podcast (https://twitter.com/rapids96podcast). You can also email the show at rapids96podcast@gmail.com (mailto:rapids96podcast@gmail.com). Follow our hosts individually on Twitter @LWOSMattPollard (https://twitter.com/LWOSMattPollard) and @soccer_rabbi (https://twitter.com/soccer_rabbi).

    • 1 hr 1 min
    S3E5: CBA Fun Down Under

    S3E5: CBA Fun Down Under

    Aussie Aussie Aussie Rapids Fans! This week on Holding The High, Colorado Rapids goalkeeper coach Chris Sharpe joins the show! We discuss growing up in Australia, his adventures across Europe, how he came to MLS, and what the future of the Rapids goalkeeping core looks like.
     
    Rabbi and Red discuss Sam Vines starting for the USMNT this weekend. Matt recaps Colorado's first scrimmage. Mark talks about the club renewing the sponsorship with Transamerica. The guys discuss the MLS CBA getting extended for a week. Then we have some fun with the 2020 MLS kits being released.
     
    Holding The High Line has partnered up with the Denver Post to sustainably grow soccer journalism in Colorado. Listeners can get a three month trial of the Denver Post digital for 99¢/month. Go to denverpost.com/hthl (http://denverpost.com/hthl) to sign up. This will give you unlimited and full access to all of the Post's online content and will support local coverage of the Rapids. Each month after the trial is $11.99/month. There is a sports-content-only option for $6.99/month.
     
    If you like the show, please consider subscribing wherever you get your podcasts, reviewing the show on said podcatcher, and telling other soccer fans about us. It really does help. For a full list of where to find us, click here (https://twitter.com/rapids96podcast/status/1088618690646425600). Follow us on Twitter @rapids96podcast (https://twitter.com/rapids96podcast). You can email the show at rapids96podcast@gmail.com (mailto:rapids96podcast@gmail.com). If you love us and want to give us money, head on over to our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/rapids96podcast). For full transcripts of every episode, check us out on AudioBurst (https://search.audioburst.com/station/Holding%20The%20High%20Line%20with%20Rabbi%20and%20Red?id=15404).
     
    Our artwork was produced by CR54 Designs (https://twitter.com/CR54Designs). Juanners (https://soundcloud.com/juanners) does our music.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    S3E4: Spreadsheet Nerds

    S3E4: Spreadsheet Nerds

    Hello Rapids Fans! This week on Holding The High Line, Rabbi and Red are talking Rapids DP signings. We discuss Younes Namli, Braian Galvan, and what expectations should be for them. Matt goes through the trialists who are in preseason with the team and gives some insight on Abe Rodriguez. Mark looks at the drafted players and who could get signed out of preseason.
     
    We finish off the show an Ask HTHL that has us look at the current Rapids player contracts.
     
    Holding The High Line has partnered up with the Denver Post to sustainably grow soccer journalism in Colorado. Listeners can get a three month trial of the Denver Post digital for 99¢/month. Go to denverpost.com/hthl (http://denverpost.com/hthl) to sign up. This will give you unlimited and full access to all of the Post's online content and will support local coverage of the Rapids. Each month after the trial is $11.99/month. There is a sports-content-only option for $6.99/month.
     
    If you like the show, please consider subscribing wherever you get your podcasts, reviewing the show on said podcatcher, and telling other soccer fans about us. It really does help. For a full list of where to find us, click here (https://twitter.com/rapids96podcast/status/1088618690646425600). Follow us on Twitter @rapids96podcast (https://twitter.com/rapids96podcast). You can email the show at rapids96podcast@gmail.com (mailto:rapids96podcast@gmail.com). If you love us and want to give us money, head on over to our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/rapids96podcast). For full transcripts of every episode, check us out on AudioBurst (https://search.audioburst.com/station/Holding%20The%20High%20Line%20with%20Rabbi%20and%20Red?id=15404).
     
    Our artwork was produced by CR54 Designs (https://twitter.com/CR54Designs). Juanners (https://soundcloud.com/juanners) does our music.

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

RapidsWinNever ,

Must Listen

The hosts are die hard soccer nerds that can get deep into technical analysis (don’t get them started on the “X goal chain” whatever stuff). The guys are also kind of funny sometimes, or even a bit sage I guess. All I know is that I am an avid listener and you should be one as well. Also: it’s a wholesome show and great for the whole family.

H4MM3RF1ST ,

Consistency!

There have a been a ton of Rapids podcasts that couldn’t stay consistent and eventually the creators just give up. These guys get 5 stars because they stick to it no matter how the team is doing.

cadetwhite ,

Best Rapids Podcast

While I may not agree with all of their takes, this is the place to find the most level headed and rational analysis of the Rapids. I’ve listened to almost every other Rapids podcast since the teams existence but this one has been consistently the best.

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