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  1. 'Ultimate' battle is about building skills

    Scott French

    IRVINE -- The competition is about finding the "ultimate" in soccer talent, and with the weight of two Hall of Famers behind it, the first one-on-one tournament in American soccer might be a step toward that aim. That's sort of the point. No Li...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  2. June 17/18: What to watch, where to go

    Scott French

    SUNDAY, JUNE 17 TELEVISION 2012 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP Portugal vs. Netherlands ESPN and ESPN Deportes, 11:30 a.m. Nobody expected the Dutch to be in the shape they're in, winless after two Group B games (despite leading the competition in s...

    Blog | June 17, 2012
  3. CHIVAS: Fullerton home for Open Cup

    Scott French

    Chivas USA won't play its U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal at Home Depot Center, opting to return to Cal State Fullerton, where the Goats last played a home game in the competition. The club Thursday confirmed that Titan Stadium would be the site of the...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  4. MLS Power Rankings: No upset here

    Scott French

    Upsets are good for the U.S. Open Cup, so Major League Soccer's difficulties this year parsing through the competition has made for a more exciting and substantial tournament. More steps toward that should be taken. Soccer by its nature often rewa...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  5. OPEN CUP: Fusion want to impress Goats

    Scott French

    As much as the Ventura County Fusion want to beat Chivas USA in their U.S. Open Cup clash, impressing their guest might be more important. A berth in the fourth round of America's oldest soccer competition, possibly against the Galaxy, awaits the wi...

    Blog | May 28, 2012
  6. OPEN CUP: Blues battle tough slate

    Scott French

    Proceeding in the U.S. Open Cup is a priority for the L.A. Blues, who enter the competition Tuesday against the Ventura County Fusion, and they'd love to take a shot next week at Chivas USA if they win. Getting there won't be easy. The Blues (3-2-1)...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  7. OPEN CUP: Chivas gets Blues or Fusion

    Scott French

    Major League Soccer clubs enter America's oldest soccer competition in the third round, and now they know, more or less, who they'll be playing. U.S. Soccer on Wednesday announced pairings for the May 29 U.S. Open Cup games, and the regionalized m...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  8. May 5/6: What to watch, where to go

    Scott French

    SATURDAY, MAY 5 TELEVISION ENGLISH F..A. CUP Liverpool vs. Chelsea Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 9 a.m. The biggest day on the English sporting calendar: Soccer's oldest competition is renewed at Wembley, with London's Chelsea -- win...

    Blog | May 05, 2012
  9. OPEN CUP: Blues open vs. local foe

    Scott French

    The L.A. Blues await a U.S. Open Cup rematch or a showdown with a crosstown foe in America's oldest soccer competition. The lone matchup of clubs from rival fourth-division leagues will determine which. U.S. Soccer unveiled on Tuesday afternoon th...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  10. GALAXY: Quick look at the next CCL

    Scott French

    Now that the 2011-12 CONCACAF Champions League is done, with Mexican powerhouse Monterrey maintaining its hold on the trophy, let's take a quick look at the next edition. The Galaxy is in the competition for the third successive tournament, and th...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  11. 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
  12. April 19/20: What to watch, where to go

    Scott French

    THURSDAY, APRIL 19 TELEVISION UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE Athletic Bilbao (Spain) at Sporting Lisbon (Portugal) GolTV, noon It's an all-Iberian final four in Europe's No. 2 club competition, and this is the only semifinal match not taking place in S...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  13. April 14/15: What to watch, where to go

    Scott French

    SATURDAY, APRIL 14 TELEVISION ENGLISH F.A. CUP Liverpool vs. Everton Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, 4:30 a.m. Liverpool's clubs battle at Wembley in the first semifinal in the world's oldest soccer competition. Everton has the advanta...

    Blog | April 14, 2012
  14. April 5/6: What to watch, where to go

    Scott French

    THURSDAY, APRIL 5 TELEVISION UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE Atletico Madrid (Spain) at Hannover 96 (Germany) GolTV, noon Eduardo Salvio's end-of-game goal gave Atletico a 2-1 win in the home leg of their quarterfinal in Europe's No. 2 club competition....

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  15. March 29/30: What to watch, where to go

    Scott French

    THURSDAY, MARCH 29 TELEVISION UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE Hannover 96 (Germany) at Atletico Madrid (Spain) GolTV, 2 p.m. Steve Cherundolo leads Hannover into a quarterfinal first leg in Europe's No. 2 club competition. Atletico won the tournament tw...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  16. Feb. 26/27: What to watch, where to go

    Scott French

    SUNDAY, FEB. 26 TELEVISION ENGLISH LEAGUE CUP Liverpool vs. Cardiff City Fox Soccer Channel, 8 a.m. The third of England's major trophies, in the country's No. 2 club competition, will be awarded at Wembley, with Liverpool looking for its f...

    Blog | February 25, 2012