The cast has been sleeping and resting up in the offseason... but the team hasn't! With a huge influx of new players like Rosenberry, Feilhaber, Shinyashiki, and two new homegrowns, the gang talks all the Rapids news of the last few weeks.
The crew plus Juan talk about the new players and those who went out the door. Sad to see some fan favorites go but overall the crew seems positive.
We get the updated roster decision from the Rapids. What does the crew think? Is that Matt you hear? Was one third of our team salary really tied up in or goal keepers? All this and more.
Brian has a conversation with Gashi about the season.
We have Dave in the house talking last game, the "walk out", smoke bombs, and random Rapids discussion.
With a tie against San Jose, the Rapids are officially going to end with their lowest points per game. The crew breaks down the lineup and coaching decisions, and goes into a lot of tangents as usual. We also discuss the upcoming FC Dallas game, and give fans a preview of topics we'll be going over in the off-season.
The small crew discusses the 2 goals, lineup, win, and brawl from MNUFC. Rapids broke the streak and can they carry the momentum into San Jose? Do we like the young guys coming back? Can Brian learn to periscope? Some of these answered and more.
With the Rapids being outscored 22-1 in the last seven games, we’re on track for the worst year in franchise history by a long shot. We failed to impress against LAFC, so the crew talks about what we need to see against Minnesota to spark some hope back in this fanbase.
Another Seattle road game, another time we come away disappointed with the result. With the Rapids struggling to have any presence in the final third, how can we hope to beat LAFC as they come to town for the first time? The gang also discusses the rumor of a potential Switchbacks affiliation, and how it might affect the team in the coming years.
After a loss to Columbus in what may be the Rapids last game at MAPFRE stadium, the crew talks about the sneaky Gashi goal, but the lack of production anywhere else. We talk about what we can do to build for 2019, and how we look as we head to Seattle Flounders this weekend in our final game against the Cascadia teams for 2018.
Another loss. Still haven't scored a goal. Spirits broken. Sound familiar? We talk Atlanta, our upcoming game with the future Austin FC, and in between we go on tangents and rants about how this club needs to improve for 2019. Has apathy got a permanent spot on this roster?
We talk to Ryan Madden on his send off episode. We have some laughs, cries, anger, even a moment where Monk goes too far. Ryan and the guys discuss player choices, stats, what the future might hold. We hear from McBean on the same episode the McBean counter is created on how long since he scored. Followed by Hudson audio discussing the team and retrospective on the goals set at the beginning of the season. With a small discussion about Atlanta this weekend. We apologies for background noise which wasn't Colin crying but Atticus Madden's first appearance on a podcast.
Okay, so we beat a lower-level USL team. Does that matter? With the team in dire straits, we try to understand our lineup choices and why we only narrowly won with a theoretically MLS-caliber starting XI. Then, with Jackson, Nana, and Acosta unavailable for Portland, how will we look as we enter Providence Park? Will our young homegrown Cole Bassett get his first start? Here’s hoping!
After literally the worst loss in team history, the raft demands answers from the Rapids. Who’s to blame? Hudson? Smith? The players? The refs? Everyone? We start throwing some mad shade at the team, and wrap it up with a discussion on the upcoming game against USL team Tulsa Roughnecks.
A frustrating loss to LAFC is dwarfed by the post-game comments our coach made. The raft sits down and tries to bring some sanity to the madness. Are players going Hollywood, or is the coaching losing this team? With the RSL game this weekend, and with it being the final leg of the 2018 Rocky Mountain Cup, this team had better get its act together to make up the 4 goals needed to win the thing.
Thanks to a late wonder goal from Nana Boateng, we defeated San Jose once again. Then, we pulled out a tie against LA Galaxy, without a single goal from Zlatan. Clearly, the team is starting to hit a stride. But that doesn’t mean we can’t banter! We discuss the loss of Azira and the signing of our youngest homegrown player ever, Cole Bassett. Then, eyes are forward to LAFC, where for once the tables are turning in our favor.
After a big upset over the LA Galaxy, the gang talks about what worked and what didn’t. The 4-4-2 diamond was effective, but is our lineup where it needs to be? We follow this up with a look at the next two games on our California Adventure, with San Jose at home and a midweek road game against LA Galaxy. Can the Rapids prove themselves against the weakest team in the league? We had better. Can the Rapids beat LA on their home turf, with their star player Zlatan Imabeabich back? That might be more challenging.
The Rapids once again come home from a road game with no point in hand. Despite some great moments by Acosta, the team is still struggling to defeat what should be otherwise an easy opppnent. Although we did break Rooney's nose, so it's not quite a total loss for us. We make each other depressed as we take a look at our weak offense and how individual players on others teams have nearly the same amount of goals we do. That gives us a nice segway to talk the Zlatan-less LA Galaxy coming to the Dick as the Rapids start the first of 4 games in a row against California teams. Can we get a much-needed win this weekend? Or will LA be gifted an easy three points on the road?
It has been a whirlwind week for the Rapids! We talk walking away from RSL with a point in hand to keep the Rocky Mountain Cup a small possibility, and the Boca Juniors friendly match. Then, we talk the big news from the week as we discuss the landmark deal; we sent Badji off to FC Dallas in exchange for USMNT player Kellyn Acosta. Is this going to benefit us in the long run, or is this another classic Rapids bust in the making? Will he be able to help us pull a win out against DC United in their currently flooding new stadium? Tune in to hear our thoughts and confusing ramblings!
Newcomer Giles Barnes helps salvage a tie from Houston, as he takes over for departing forward Joe Mason. The gang reflects on the boring 0-0 draw, and talk about a few rumors around the current transfer window. Then, it's that time of year again as the 'Pids make their way to the saltiest of fanbases for an away game against FSL. Hopes are not high, but can we walk away from Rio Tinto with point(s) in hand?
After 3 games without a loss, the Rapids slid back into their usual ways with a loss at home against Seattle followed by a loss on the road to Montreal. The gang struggles to make sense of the state of the team, as Colin throws a challenge to the front office. We talk transfer window, any potential moves for the team, and who might be on the chopping block. Finally, we try to put the past behind us as we turn to face Houston next weekend
Midweek Madness: Rapids pulled off their first road win in almost a calendar year as we grinded out 3 points from Vancouver. But, with a packed schedule of Seattle and Montreal making 3 games in 7 days, do the Rapids have what it takes to keep the wins coming? We talk the game against Vancouver, the changes made to the lineup, and who might be in the starting XI. Finally, we talk some pregame for both Seattle and Montreal as we look at our busiest week in 2018
The crew with special guest Juan is happy about the victory over Minnesota, but does that mean our problems are over? Are we about to hit a 9-game winning streak, or is the win more of a fluke? We talk the game, the extra Boli suspension, MLS All Star game and discuss a little about what might happen during the upcoming summer transfer window. Lastly, we take a look to the upcoming game against Vancouver
Do we still suck? The crew reflects on the 2-2 tie against Chicago while trying to pull the fanbase back from the ledge. Is one game enough to turn it around or do we need to see some consistency well as progression. Minnesota comes to town next; Colin Diggs up stats that say we may have the edge, is that right?