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  1. Klinsmann building toward bigger things

    Scott French

    CARSON -- The foundation Jurgen Klinsmann and Caleb Porter are building this month at Home Depot Center will support U.S. Soccer's primary men's teams through what could be a pivotal year for the sport in America. The start of qualifying for the 2...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  2. OLYMPICS: Women know the landscape

    Scott French

    CARSON -- There's no space for error when the U.S. national team heads into qualifying next week for the upcoming Olympics: CONCACAF has only two berths, and if fate brings a repeat of the region's Women's World Cup qualifiers, the Yanks aren't goin...

    Blog | January 08, 2012
  3. Local attackers spice pre-Olympic camp

    Scott French

    The U.S. women's national team gathers in Carson this weekend to begin serious preparations for the Olympic qualifiers later this month, and coach Pia Sundhage is relying solely on SoCal attackers. UCLA senior All-American Sydney Leroux, Diamond Bar...

    Blog | January 02, 2012
  4. Olympic qualifiers coming to Carson

    Scott French

    CONCACAF's men's qualifying tournament for next year's London Olympics will include three dates at Home Depot Center, U.S. Soccer announced Thursday morning. One of two four-team groups will be staged at HDC, with doubleheaders March 23, 25 and 27. ...

    Blog | November 10, 2011
  5. U.S. aims to close gap on Mexico, the world

    Scott French

    MEXICO CITY -- The United States hopes its historic victory at Estadio Azteca is a precursor of sorts, but nobody is mistaking it as a shift in the balance within the region's primary rivalry. The gap separating the Americans from Mexico remains inta...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  6. Pearce on Beckham: I know how much it meant to him

    Scott French

    Stuart Pearce is convinced he's made the correct decision in not including David Beckham on Great Britain's 18-man roster for the London Olympics, but that doesn't mean he has no empathy for the Galaxy star. And there's a chance, indeed slim, that B...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  7. GALAXY: Pearce chose GB team on form

    Scott French

    Stuart Pearce on Monday officially unveiled Great Britain's 18-man Olympic roster, and, sure enough, David Beckham wasn't on the list. The over-23 players, as reported last week, are Liverpool's Craig Bellamy, Manchester United's Ryan Giggs and Manch...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  8. No Olympics for Beckham

    Scott French

    David Beckham will not be playing for the unified Great Britain team at the London Olympics. Manager Stuart Pearce, who was at Home Depot Center to watch Beckham in L.A.'s 1-0 victory 11 days ago, had been expected to select the 37-year-old legend a...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  9. Morgan, Wambach do it again

    Scott French

    There's no stopping Alex Morgan these days. Ditto Abby Wambach. Both scored two more goals Monday to lead the U.S. women's national team to a 4-1 rout of Japan in an Olympic tuneup in Halmstad, Sweden. Morgan, from Diamond Bar, netted her 16th an...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  10. Morgan scores 15th to beat Sweden

    Scott French

    2012 isn't even half over, and already Alex Morgan has 15 goals for the U.S. women's national team. The forward from Diamond Bar netted No. 15 in Saturday's 3-1 victory over Sweden to open a three-nation tuneup for the London Olympics in Halmstad,...

    Blog | June 16, 2012
  11. Beckham for Team GB, reports say

    Scott French

    David Beckham is going to the Olympics. That's the word according to English tabloid Daily Mail, which reported Thursday that it "can reveal that the Leytonstone-born England icon is included in the Great Britain squad Stuart Pearce will submit to F...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  12. Olympic roster out, Morgan strikes again

    Scott French

    Alex Morgan made the U.S. Olympic roster, which was never in doubt, so she celebrated with the usual aplomb. The striker from Diamond Bar scored two more goals Sunday evening to lead the U.S. women's national team past China, 4-1, before a sellout...

    Blog | May 27, 2012
  13. SUPERCLASICO: Becks' focus: a flame

    Scott French

    The Galaxy, its White House visit now a warm memory, and Chivas USA, still making sense of an is-it-done-or-not trade for Danny Califf, have a big date this weekend: the first of three SuperClasico meetings at Home Depot Center. That's the focus f...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  14. GALAXY: Beckham no Olympic certainty

    Scott French

    David Beckham has made no secret of his desire to play for a unified Great Britain side at this summer's London Olympics, which will take place in his hometown. Sounds like he'll have to earn the honor. G.B. manager Stuart Pearce told BBC Sport that...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  15. OLYMPICS: U.S. finds out its foes

    Scott French

    The U.S. women's national team was paired with familiar opposition in Tuesday's Olympic soccer draw. All three first-round foes were on the Americans' path to last year's Women's World Cup title game. They were draw with WWC group foes Colombia and ...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  16. OLYMPICS: H.B.'s Duffy will officiate

    Scott French

    Still a couple of months before Pia Sundhage has to decide on her 18-woman roster for the Olympics, but five Americans know they're headed to London for the soccer competition. Huntington Beach's Marlene Duffy and four other referees were invited ...

    Blog | April 20, 2012