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  1. Abby Wambach wins AP's award

    Scott French

    Hermosa Beach's Abby Wambach is The Associated Press' Sportswoman of the Year after leading the U.S. to last summer's Women's World Cup title game. Wambach, 31, received 65 of 214 votes, with teammate Hope Solo finishing second with 38. She's the fi...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  2. COLLEGE CUP: A slice of 'Soccer Heaven'

    Scott French

    AP Photo/Reed Saxon The UC Santa Barbara community has rallied around the efforts of soccer coach Tim Vom Steeg. GOLETA -- They call it "Soccer Heaven," and the name fits. UC Santa Barbara's Tim Vom Steeg has built in the last dozen yea...

    Blog | December 12, 2010
  3. MEXICO: Monterrey rallies for Apertura title

    Scott French

    Monterrey needed every bit of its home-field advantage to claim its fourth Mexican Primera Division championship Sunday. The big winners: Chilean forward Humberto Suazo and coach Victor Manuel Vucetich. Suazo netted his 14th and 15th goals of the Ap...

    Blog | December 05, 2010
  4. South African victory a triumph for youth

    Scott French

    AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam U.S. players celebrate after Juan Agudelo's goal lift them to a 1-0 victory over South Africa. The best thing about the U.S. national team's trek to South Africa wasn't Wednesday's 1-0 triumph in the Nelson Mandela Challe...

    Blog | November 17, 2010
  5. GALAXY: A disappointing (but most deserved) end

    Scott French

    AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill Former Galaxy goalkeeper Kevin Hartman, now the starter in Dallas, is a major reason why L.A. lost Sunday at home. CARSON, Calif. -- It's fair to say that had Kevin Hartman not been so spectacular Sunday night, the Galaxy ...

    Blog | November 15, 2010
  6. U.S. women shake off Mexico defeat

    Scott French

    AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills Lauren Cheney opened up the scoring in the U.S.'s 3-0 win over Costa Rica. Next up: a must-win home-and-home series against Italy later this month to qualify for the World Cup. All is right again in the women's soccer wor...

    Blog | November 08, 2010
  7. Galaxy-Seattle: A matter of sides?

    Scott French

    AP Photo/Alex Gallardo The Galaxy's David Beckham, right, says of his first assist off a corner kick: "The ref pointed over to the side where I went." Seattle coach Sigi Schmid says Beckham outsmarted the referee to give himself a more favorable pos...

    Blog | November 07, 2010
  8. Juergen Klinsmann signs on with Toronto FC

    Scott French

    AP Photo/Frank Augstein Juergen Klinsmann, a Huntington Beach resident who coached Germany in the 2006 World Cup, will be a consultant for Toronto FC. Any conversations Chivas USA, seeking a replacement for ousted coach Martin Vasquez, might have w...

    Blog | November 03, 2010
  9. MLS PLAYOFFS: Rapids on the rise

    Scott French

    AP Photo/Jack Dempsey Pablo Mastroeni and his Colorado teammates celebrate the game's only goal against the Crew. IN BRIEF: Colorado's first-half dominance paid off with a nifty goal, and the Rapids held off Columbus' late charge to open Major Leag...

    Blog | October 28, 2010
  10. GALAXY: Give Ricketts the credit

    Scott French

    AP Photo/Matt Slocum Edson Buddle gets ready to celebrate with Galaxy teammate Sean Franklin after Buddle's first-half goal Thursday at Philadelphia. Thursday night's 1-0 victory at Philadelphia didn't come easy, but it just might be enough to give...

    Blog | October 07, 2010
  11. Alex Morgan plays heroine for U.S.

    Scott French

    AP Photo/Michael Perez Alex Morgan (21) scored the lone goal for the U.S. in a 1-1 tie with China on Wednesday in Chester, Pa. Diamond Bar's Alex Morgan's role was heroine for the U.S. women's national team Wednesday night. Her first international ...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  12. U.S. OPEN CUP: Sigi's Sounders are champs

    Scott French

    AP Photo/Ted S. Warren Seattle goalkeeper Kasey Keller holds up the trophy after the Sounders won the U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday night. Sigi Schmid, the most successful soccer coach to come out of Southern California, won another trophy Tuesday night...

    Blog | October 05, 2010
  13. David Beckham's England dream appears over

    Scott French

    AP Photo/Reed Saxon David Beckham returned to the Galaxy on Wednesday as he continues to recover from an Achilles injury. David Beckham reiterated Wednesday that he'll always be available for England's national team, "whether I never get picked aga...

    Blog | August 11, 2010
  14. MLS WEEKS 15/16: Henry's arrival lifts New York's prospects

    Scott French

    AP Photo/Manu Fernandez Thierry Henry, the only Frenchman to play in four World Cups, will be joining the Red Bulls of Major League Soccer. It's not how a team starts in Major League Soccer, but rather the moves it makes in the middle that most det...

    Blog | July 14, 2010
  15. WORLD CUP: Iniesta, Spain conquer tough Dutch

    Scott French

    AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev Spain made history with their first World Cup trophy. IN BRIEF: Holland plays a smart, tough game -- some might describe it as unflatteringly brutal, but we won't, no matter the nine yellow and one red cards -- to limit the...

    Blog | July 11, 2010
  16. WORLD CUP: Spain wins its group, Brazil-Portugal a bore

    Scott French

    AP Photo/Matt Dunham Spain posted a 2-1 win over Chile and finally appears to be showing what it is capable of. IN BRIEF: Spain wins Group H with a 2-1 victory over Chile, avoiding a too-good-for-the-second-round matchup with Brazil, which clinches...

    Blog | June 25, 2010