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Rapids Podcast: which is the best way into pro soccer?

Shane O'Neill and Dillon Powers discuss their very different paths to Major League Soccer in this week's Rapids Podcast, as co-hosts David Lindholm and Richard Fleming compare the academy system with the college system in North America as a route into the global game.

Lindholm and Fleming look toward this Saturday's visit of Montreal Impact (TICKETS), and at some of the injury news within the Rapids camp. Play-by-play announcer Fleming also dips his toe into political waters with his 'Numpty of the Week'.

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