Podcast: Strikers like Jose Villarreal & Co. will take over MLS in 2013

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Wednesday, February 27

This Is Getting Deep

What's the biggest theme on the eve of the 18th season of MLS? This will be the year of the deep-lying striker, the guys say. If you enjoy what Jose Villarreal brings to the table, there's more where that came from in 2013. Plus, the Armchair Analyst predicts a return to the glory days of 2006-07 in Houston, and a seriously starving Shin Guardian helps to break down some of the tastiest matchups of opening weekend.

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Meet the MttM team

Matt Doyle is an editor at MLSsoccer.com and pens the popular Armchair Analyst column. He enjoys a good glass of scotch, the Pixies blasted at 11, intelligent Twitter conversations with lunatic supporters groups and long walks on the beach. He takes accusations of "curmudgeon" as high praise.

Matt Tomaszewicz, a.k.a. "The Shin Guardian," works in tech and has an unhealthy obssession with the Beautiful Game. He's currently teaching his 2-year-old daughter how to beat the offside trap. When he's not seeking out venture capital, he's on the hunt for San Francisco's perfect cup of coffee.

Jonah Freedman is the host of March to the Match and is the managing editor of MLSsoccer.com. He also writes The Throw-In column every Thursday and stresses every day over the merits of AP Style vs. Chicago Style. He is a devout Earthquakes fan. Or is it LA Galaxy fan? The world may never know.

MttM producer Dan Haiek works as a video editor for MLSsoccer.com. When he's not filming and editing interviews and behind-the-scenes looks at MLS, he is the unofficial president of the Worldwide Venezuelan-Icelandic José Mourinho Impersonators Society (trademark pending).