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  1. July 9/10: What to watch, where to go

    Scott French

    MONDAY, JULY 9 TELEVISION CONCACAF FUTSAL CHAMPIONSHIP Costa Rica at Guatemala Univision Deportes, 5 p.m. All four semifinalists won berths for the FIFA Futsal World Cup, which will be played in Thailand in November. This game decid...

    Blog | July 08, 2012
  2. Morgan completes London run

    Scott French

    Diamond Bar's Alex Morgan wrapped up another Olympic trek for the U.S. women's national team, scoring a fine late goal Friday evening to complete a 3-0 triumph over Costa Rica that clinched a berth this summer in London. Morgan (Diamond Bar HS), 22,...

    Blog | January 27, 2012
  3. GALAXY: A loss that's a win if form holds

    Scott French

    ALAJUELA, Costa Rica -- The Galaxy exited Costa Rica enthusiastic about the atmosphere they encountered at Alajuelense's stadium, but far less so about the unyielding artificial surface that led to what coach Bruce Arena called a "sloppy game" -- and...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  4. GALAXY: Alajuela win has L.A. in trouble

    Scott French

    ALAJUELA, Costa Rica -- Had the Galaxy held on to a lead in the final 10 minutes of last week's defeat at Morelia, their place in next year's CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals would be more or less assured. After a second successive road los...

    Blog | September 21, 2011
  5. GALAXY: New guy is ready but has to wait

    Scott French

    ALAJUELA, Costa Rica -- Dasan Robinson is ready to do his part to bring the Galaxy success, but he's going to have to wait. The veteran defender, acquired last week in a trade from Toronto FC, is in Costa Rica for Wednesday night's CONCACAF Champi...

    Blog | September 21, 2011
  6. MLS Power Rankings, Week 28: Who's in?

    Scott French

    ALAJUELA, Costa Rica -- The Galaxy won't be Major League Soccer's lone playoff team for long. L.A., which clinched a week and a half ago, is about to be joined by Seattle and Real Salt Lake -- perhaps this week. The Sounders need a win or a dra...

    Blog | September 21, 2011
  7. GALAXY: Costa Rica trip stirs bad memories

    Scott French

    ALAJUELA, Costa Rica -- The Galaxy's trek this week to Costa Rica, for Wednesday night's CONCACAF Champions League clash with Alajuelense, has brought back memories of their last trip to the country, and they're not happy ones. It was 5.5 years ago...

    Blog | September 21, 2011
  8. GALAXY: Facing the 'intimidation' factor

    Scott French

    ALAJUELA, Costa Rica -- It's a three-team battle for two berths in the CONCACAF Champions League's knockout stage, and whether the Galaxy grabs one of those slots could depend on what happens Wednesday night at Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto. L.A. ...

    Blog | September 21, 2011
  9. GALAXY: Not getting ahead of themselves

    Scott French

    CARSON -- Next week's CONCACAF Champions League game in Costa Rica became critical with the loss in Mexico, and talks on a new contract with David Beckham have begun. Showdowns with Eastern Conference leader Columbus and at home with Real Salt Lake a...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  10. Best Bets Sept. 6/7: What to watch

    Scott French

    TUESDAY, SEPT. 6 TELEVISION INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY United States at Belgium ESPN, 11:30 a.m. The U.S. played some very nice soccer for the first half-hour Friday night against Costa Rica, but it wasn't enough, and Jurgen Klinsmann suffere...

    Blog | September 05, 2011
  11. Klinsmann's first loss isn't a total defeat

    Scott French

    Ric Tapia/Icon SMI Costa Rica's Michael Umana (4) and Jose Torres of the U.S. match up during the friendly at the Home Depot Center in Carson on Friday night.CARSON -- It's a work in progress, a process that will take time and much effort, so if the...

    Blog | September 02, 2011
  12. Chivas' Umaņa: 'It's a lot of pride'

    Scott French

    CARSON -- Costa Rica will have one player on the field Friday night feeling right at home. The Ticos take on the U.S. at Home Depot Center (ESPN2 and Galavision, 8 p.m.), and they'll be led by Chivas USA's Michael Umana. The 29-year-old central...

    Blog | September 02, 2011
  13. Bocanegra's qualities key in Klinsmann's scheme

    Scott French

    CARSON -- Jurgen Klinsmann has big plans for the U.S. national team, and some of them involve tightening a suspect backline and blooding young talent into a side going through transition. There are steps the Yanks need to take under the German leg...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  14. Pearce dropped, Pontius added to U.S. team

    Scott French

    MANHATTAN BEACH -- Chivas USA defender Heath Pearce is out, and Yorba Linda's Chris Pontius is in. The U.S. national team on Monday made two substitutions on its 24-man roster for Friday's game at Home Depot Center against Costa Rica and next week...

    Blog | August 29, 2011
  15. Home-grown Ticos add MLS experience

    Scott French

    Costa Rica's national team is in some disarray as it prepares to trek to Southern California for next week's friendly against the U.S. -- Juergen Klinsmann's second game in charge of the Yanks -- but you wouldn't know it from the roster. Interim coa...

    Blog | August 26, 2011
  16. Klinsmann calls in 24 for HDC clash

    Scott French

    Juergen Klinsmann's roster for the U.S. national team's game next week against Costa Rica at Home Depot Center has been released, and there aren't many surprises. Michael Bradley, the son of Klinsmann's predecessor, is missing from the 24-player lis...

    Blog | August 25, 2011