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Rapids GM Padraig Smith appeared on the new Altitude Sports Social show on Wednesday

“We’re deep, we’re talented, and hopefully that’s going to see us through what is now going to be a condensed season.”

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Altitude has launched a new daily sports show called Sports Social (weekdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and on Wednesday, April 1st, Colorado Rapids GM Padraig Smith was a guest.

Smith talked with Richard Fleming, Conor McGahey, and Marc Moser about the general state of things, saying that “first and foremost, it’s everybody’s health and safety—that’s really what we’re looking to protect here.” He talked about getting the players set up to continue training at home with workout plans and equipment—which you can read more about here—and how everyone is excited about how the season started.

Smith spoke about how big it was to win in D.C. United on Opening Day... “to go into D.C., to go a goal down and to show the character to come back and win that game—I think that bodes well for what’s possible for us this year.”

The GM spent some time talking about the roster and how getting Tim Howard and Shkelzen Gashi off the books gave allowed the club to “refresh things” by freeing up money and space to bring in players like Younes Namli, Nicolas Benezet, and Drew Moor. Smith said he’s very happy with how the new players have performed and how they’ve managed to fit in with the group seamlessly. “We’re deep, we’re talented, and hopefully that’s going to see us through what is now going to be a condensed season,” he said.

Speaking of the condensed season, it’s all about waiting to see what happens, but the plan is still to fit in a full season, if that means adding in mid-week games.

Watch the full show below. Smith joins in around 1:33.