March to the Match Podcast: Who'll win Supporters' Shield? Portland-Real Salt Lake is the first domino



Wednesday, October 16

Match of the Year?

All 10 matches in Week 34 of MLS play have huge playoff significance. But only one will set the dominoes falling toward who will win the Supporters' Shield: Portland vs. Real Salt Lake. It's our "Marquee Matchup" this week and may be the best game you'll watch this year. Plus, madness in CONCACAF! How on earth did the USMNT shatter Panama's dreams ... and throw a life preserve to Mexico, of all teams? And what's behind Jurgen Klinsmann's turnaround masterpiece in his two-and-a-half years in charge?

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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 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 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).


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