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  1. MLS Power Rankings: Cali's other club

    Scott French

    The best team in Major League Soccer at the moment that isn't Sporting Kansas City -- and maybe you can include it, too -- could be considered local, sort of, for neutrals at this end of the state. The San Jose Earthquakes are off to a 6-1-1 start...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  2. GALAXY: Are the Sounders a rival?

    Scott French

    The best team in Major League Soccer since the start of the 2009 season is the Galaxy. No. 2 is Seattle. They're consistently the best teams on the field -- they finished 1-2 in the Supporters' Shield standings last year -- and the organization set t...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  3. April 12/13: What to watch, where to go

    Scott French

    THURSDAY, APRIL 12 TELEVISION SPANISH LA LIGA Malaga at Villarreal GolTV, 11 a.m. Malaga barely escaped relegation two years ago, and look at where it ius now: best team in Spain not called Real Madrid or Barcelona. Villarreal, fourth last ...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  4. GALAXY: Few points, but no need to panic

    Scott French

    The Galaxy seem to be in dire need of a victory Saturday afternoon when they visit Sporting Kansas City, Major League Soccer's best team, but Bruce Arena isn't panicking yet. Another loss would not necessarily be disastrous. But after L.A.'s poor ...

    Blog | April 06, 2012
  5. Best Bets Feb. 14/15: What to watch

    Scott French

    TUESDAY, FEB. 14 TELEVISION UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Barcelona (Spain) at Bayer Leverkusen (Germany) Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 11:30 a.m. The world's best team isn't going to win its league championship -- Real Madrid is 10 points...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  6. MLS CUP: Galaxy make best-ever claim

    Scott French

    CARSON, Calif. -- The best team Major League Soccer has ever seen? Bruce Arena still doesn't want to say so, but after the Galaxy's triumph in Sunday night's MLS Cup final completed a truly exceptional campaign for American soccer's signature side...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  7. Beckham, defense get it done

    Scott French

    HARRISON, N.J. -- All season the Galaxy showed they were the best team in Major League Soccer, and for the first 45 minutes against the New York Red Bills, that notion was apparent. But a strong second-half push forced L.A.'s defense to bend but not ...

    Blog | October 30, 2011
  8. MLS PLAYOFFS: Are the Galaxy favorites?

    Scott French

    With the Galaxy in the MLS playoffs, we'll try to answer some of the pertinent questions for the "every fan" as the postseason moves on. The Galaxy is the best team in Major League Soccer. So they should win MLS Cup, right? Oh, if it were only ...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  9. MEXICO: Tigres make a statement

    Scott French

    The best team in Mexican soccer this year, even without a trophy to show for it, has been UANL Tigres, which under Brazilian coach Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti has conceded just 18 goals while posting a 16-3-11 mark in regular-season action since the Prim...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  10. Best Bets Oct. 10/11: What to watch

    Scott French

    MONDAY, OCT. 10 ON LOCAL FIELDS MLS RESERVE LEAGUE Chivas USA at Galaxy Home Depot Center University Field 1 (Carson), 11 a.m. The Galaxy might be the best team in Major League Soccer, but nobody's record is as bad as theirs (1-5-2, with a ...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  11. MLS Power Rankings, Week 5: FC Dallas makes its point(s)

    Scott French

    FC Dallas was Major League Soccer's best team for a good portion of last season, and had Macoumba Kandji's ball ricocheted differently off George John last November, it might have been the Hoops celebrating an MLS Cup title on that chilly Toronto eve...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  12. MLS Power Rankings, Week 3: RSL makes an impression

    Scott French

    If there had been any doubt about Major League Soccer's best team -- and there hadn't been, had there? -- it's long gone now. The apt comparisons for Real Salt Lake's performance against the Galaxy last weekend are Spain and Barcelona. Who's No. 2...

    Blog | March 31, 2011
  13. Best Bets Dec. 11/12: What to watch/where to go

    Scott French

    SATURDAY, DEC. 11 TELEVISION SPANISH LA LIGA Villarreal at Getafe ESPN Deportes, 8:55 a.m. Villarreal is the best team in Spain not called FC Barcelona or Real Madrid, and their big star is an American. Sadly, it's not Jozy Altidore, but ...

    Blog | December 11, 2010
  14. COLLEGE CUP: 3 questions with Chivas' Akron duo

    Scott French

    College soccer's top team? It's Akron, regardless of what the rankings say. (And the rankings say the mighty Zips are No. 2, so close enough.) And college soccer's best team is seeking a return to the the NCAA Division I College Cup final -- and its ...

    Blog | December 09, 2010
  15. NAIA: Cal Baptist faces big tests

    Scott French

    The next week could well define Cal Baptist's increasingly impressive campaign in men's soccer. The Riverside-based Lancers are 8-1-0, the only loss to an NCAA Division I team (UC Riverside, with its best team in years), and that following a 2-0 stu...

    Blog | October 01, 2010
  16. CHIVAS USA: Another loss raises attacking concerns

    Scott French

    There's no need to overreact to Chivas USA's 1-0 loss at FC Dallas on Saturday night. The Goats had their chances and limited arguably Major League Soccer's best team to one goal -- on a nicely placed set of headers that fell perfectly for the Hoops ...

    Blog | August 22, 2010