Off the Crossbar, Episode 15: Portland Timbers, Atlanta Silverbacks, and the World Cup

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

The World Cup starts today, but don't let that keep you from the latest episode of Off the Crossbar, where we talk about Portland Timbers, Atlanta Silverbacks in the US Open Cup, the World Cup, and more.

Match recap: Portland Timbers

We don’t want to talk about it, but we feel it just might be necessary. We talk about the 3-1 loss to Portland Timbers, what went well, what really didn't, and we try to forget about how awful it all was.

Match preview: Atlanta Silverbacks in the USOC

Saturday contains some particularly important games on the world stage, but it also has that little tournament starting for us: The US Open Cup is ours again to make a reasonably good run at, so we talk about who we suspect could make it into the starting lineup for that one.

We also talk about Eric Wynalda. He's always worth a discussion.

2014 FIFA World Cup

We talk about the World Cup. We talk about America. We talk about other countries. We make predictions. We're optimistic.

Listener Questions

Yes, we played "Ned or Cole?" That’s all you need to know to want to listen, right?

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