March to the Match Podcast: "7 points or bust" – our plan to fix what's ailing Portland Timbers



Wednesday, April 30

"7 Points Or Bust"

The Timbers are on a near-historic run of futility to open 2014. How did last year's top Western finishers stoop this low this fast? The Matts pick apart the problem in Stumptown and offer some suggestions on how they can turn it around with an upcoming three-game home stand. Plus, has Clint Dempsey transformed the Sounders? Or is this the usual timing for when Seattle turns it on? Can they keep it up?
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Meet the MttM team

Matt Doyle is an editor at 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 3-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 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 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).