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  1. 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
  2. Struggles secondary in historic U.S. win

    Scott French

    MEXICO CITY -- It was an historic victory, the first by the United States at Estadio Azteca in a series that dates to the 1930s, and those responsible couldn't have been more pleased with what they achieved. The Americans got a superb performance ...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  3. Donovan: Mexico is a 'well-oiled machine'

    Scott French

    MEXICO CITY -- Landon Donovan is a veteran of the soccer clashes with Mexico, one of the chief figures behind the United States' dominance in the rivalry from 2000 through early 2009 -- and one of the most hated U.S. players, at least on this side of...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  4. Odds against U.S., but Azteca win is the aim

    Scott French

    MEXICO CITY -- El Tri has never lost to the United States in 20 meetings at Estadio Azteca, they're soaring following their under-23 team's gold-medal triumph at the London Olympics, the last competitive meeting between CONCACAF's powers was a full-o...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  5. CHIVAS: Sounders end Open Cup dream

    Scott French

    Chivas USA's quest for a trophy ended the same place its last real quest met its end, where every quest, at least for this trophy, seems to come to a close. The Goats ran into the Seattle Sounders in Wednesday's U.S. Open Cup semifinals, and if th...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  6. L.A. BLUES: Jean-Baptiste arrives on loan

    Scott French

    Bright Dike has returned to Portland after energizing the L.A. Blues attack with six goals over a seven-game span, but the Fullerton-based USL Pro club picked up something good from the Timbers. Center back Andrew Jean-Baptiste, a first-round pick...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  7. L.A. BLUES: Another defeat; Dike departing

    Scott French

    FULLERTON -- Charlie Naimo has never been one to hide his emotions, but after his L.A. Blues hit bottom Sunday evening, dropping their fifth in a row with a 4-0 debacle against Orlando City SC, he made it clear that he's ready to dump some of the mor...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  8. July 7/8: What to watch, where to go

    Scott French

    SATURDAY, JULY 7 TELEVISION MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER Houston Dynamo at Sporting Kansas City MLS Direct Kick, 5 p.m. The Dynamo have played only three road games since their stadium opened two months ago, and didn't win any of them. K.C. is a tou...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  9. L.A. BLUES: Dike hurt in loss to No. 1

    Scott French

    FULLERTON -- An early goal and an injury to Bright Dike conspired Friday night to derail the L.A. Blues, who extended their losing streak to a franchise-worst four games despite a rather decent performance against the USL Pro's No. 1 team. Orlando...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  10. CHIVAS: Open Cup final would be away

    Scott French

    The scenarios for the U.S. Open Cup final have been unveiled, and everybody has a shot at a home game except Chivas USA. The Goats would play at Sporting Kansas City or Philadelphia Union if they topple three-time defending champion Seattle Sounde...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  11. LOCALS: Rodrigo Lopez joins Orlando City

    Scott French

    Rodrigo Lopez tormented the L.A. Blues while leading Ventura County Fusion to a U.S. Open Cup upset a month and a half ago. Now he has the chance to do it all over again. The former Chivas USA and Portland Timbers midfielder, one of the foundations ...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  12. LOCALS: Wynalda takes Atlanta job

    Scott French

    Cal FC's stirring U.S. Open Cup run has given Eric Wynalda the first step toward the coaching job he covets. He's taken charge of the Atlanta Silverbacks, the last-place team in the second-division NASL, on an interim basis. Wynalda, a Hall of Fam...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  13. MLS Power Rankings: Open window

    Scott French

    Major League Soccer's second transfer window opens Wednesday, so big-name players -- some from Euro 2012 -- could soon be enthralling North American audiences. Well, at least in theory. Some big names have been bandied about as potential acquisiti...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  14. OPEN CUP: Sounders next for Goats

    Scott French

    Chivas USA has reached the U.S. Open Cup semifinals for the second time in club history. A familiar foe awaits. The Goats will meet three-time defending champion Seattle Sounders, who won the meeting in the semis two years ago, on July 10 in Tukw...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  15. MLS Power Rankings: Technology time

    Scott French

    In just a matter of days, the argument over goal-line technology has been settled. They'll still argue, but after Ukraine was denied a legitimate goal in Tuesday's 1-0 loss to England at Euro 2012, the discussion is moot. "After last night's match...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  16. Swansea City has date with Fusion

    Scott French

    Swansea City will be the Ventura County Fusion's British opponent this year, the club announced Tuesday, with an Oxnard College friendly set for July 28. The Welsh club, which plays in England's Premier League, follows in the footsteps of Everton, B...

    Blog | June 19, 2012