March to the Match Podcast: Portland Timbers aren't just for real, they're Supporters' Shield contenders

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Wednesday, May 1

Rose City Runaways

Break up the Timbers! Portland are on a roll, and while they may be surprising some, here's an even more surprising prediction: They're not just for real, they're legitimate Shield contenders. Here's why. Plus, the guys break down Sunday's MLS Cup rematch between LA and Houston and dip into the MttM Inbox for thoughts on MLS' hottest prospect, the new intra-league loan initiative and take on the worst trade proposal of all time. 

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The March to the Match podcast comes out every Wednesday on MLSsoccer.com, iTunes and Stitcher Radio.

The views expressed by the hosts and guests are theirs and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Major League Soccer / Soccer United Marketing.

 

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).