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  1. No. 4: Mexico makes a statement

    Scott French

    Counting down the 11 biggest 2011 stories in Southern California soccer ... The United States had enjoyed pronounced dominance over its rival south of the border for a good decade, going 10-4-2 in showdowns with Mexico since 2000 -- with three of ...

    Blog | December 29, 2011
  2. Five candidates to be Bob Bradley's successor

    Scott French

    If you've not heard the big news yet, Manhattan Beach's Bob Bradley has been dismissed as U.S. national team coach following the Americans' failure to hold onto a two-goal lead against a superior Mexican side in last month's CONCACAF Gold Cup final a...

    Blog | July 28, 2011
  3. Gold Cup redux? USA-Mexico II in Philly

    Scott French

    Mexico rallied from a two-goal deficit in an emphatic 4-2 triumph over the U.S. in last month's CONCACAF Gold Cup final, a classic encounter, no matter which side you favor. A rematch of sorts -- nothing at stake this time -- has been set for Aug. 1...

    Blog | July 08, 2011
  4. 3-on-3: Mexico beats U.S. in Gold Cup final

    Scott French

    After Mexico's 4-2 win over the United States in the Gold Cup final, we asked our colleagues at ESPNDeportesLosAngeles to join Scott French in breaking down the result of Saturday's match. 1. What is the moment that stands out for you, the enduring ...

    Blog | June 26, 2011
  5. GOLD CUP: Final changed with Cherundolo exit

    Scott French

    PASADENA, Calif. -- The seeds for Mexico's stirring comeback and comprehensive victory in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final were planted at the start -- before Michael Bradley's header gave the U.S. an eighth-minute lead, before Landon Donovan doubled the ...

    Blog | June 25, 2011
  6. GOLD CUP: Donovan, Adu in U.S. lineup

    Scott French

    The biggest question U.S. fans have been asking in advance of Saturday's CONCACAF Gold Cup final has been answered: Yes, Landon Donovan is back in the starting lineup. Where is he playing? Only a select few know, and they aren't saying. "The te...

    Blog | June 25, 2011
  7. GOLD CUP: 5 great L.A. games

    Scott French

    The U.S. and Mexico haven't met in the L.A. area since a 2000 friendly at the Coliseum, and if you want to lay blame for that, target CONCACAF (just one Gold Cup final in L.A., until this one, and Mexico didn't make it) and U.S. Soccer (no desire to ...

    Blog | June 25, 2011
  8. GOLD CUP: Bruce Arena's take

    Scott French

    Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena is no stranger to the U.S.-Mexico rivalry. As boss of the U.S. national team from 1998 through the 2006 World Cup, he guided the Yanks in a dozen games against El Tri, including the 2-0 victory in the 2002 World Cup roun...

    Blog | June 25, 2011
  9. GALAXY: Ricketts back; not Beckham?

    Scott French

    Donovan Ricketts ought to return to the Galaxy lineup Saturday afternoon in San Jose against the Earthquakes after missing three games, none of them losses, while leading Jamaica into the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals. The achievement was more i...

    Blog | June 25, 2011
  10. GOLD CUP: Edu wants victory, and to play

    Scott French

    Maurice Edu has played against Mexico once before, in the 2-2 draw in a Houston friendly not quite 3.5 years ago, and the memories remain vibrant. "The stadium was crazy," he says. "A ton of green, definitely." The midfielder from Fontana is exp...

    Blog | June 24, 2011
  11. GOLD CUP: 'Chicharito' ... human?

    Scott French

    Just in case you weren't certain -- and given his accomplishments on the field the last two years, there's reason not to be sure -- Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez is no superman. At least, that's what he said Friday afternoon as Mexico prepared for a...

    Blog | June 24, 2011
  12. 3-on-3: Breaking down the Gold Cup final

    Scott French

    In anticipation of Saturday's Gold Cup final showdown between the United States and Mexico, we asked our colleagues at ESPNDeportesLosAngeles to join Scott French in breaking down the keys to the big match. 1. Who is the X factor for the U.S.? Sc...

    Blog | June 24, 2011
  13. GOLD CUP: Costa Rican defender killed

    Scott French

    Dennis Marshall, a defender who scored Costa Rica's equalizer in last weekend's CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal against Honduras, was killed in a car crash Thursday 30 miles east of San Jose, the Central American country's capital. Marshall, 25, and ...

    Blog | June 23, 2011
  14. GOLD CUP: Day 18 wrap

    Scott French

    It wasn't simple, but the U.S. and Mexico came through in Wednesday's CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals in Houston to confirm their heavily anticipated showdown Saturday evening at the Rose Bowl. The U.S. pulled out a 1-0 triumph over Panama as Clint D...

    Blog | June 22, 2011
  15. MLS Power Rankings: Worth watching II

    Scott French

    It's been a feast of great goals in Major League Soccer the last couple of weeks, even with so many stars away at the CONCACAF Gold Cup and for other international duty, and here's a few from last week that have to be seen. Galaxy midfielder Junin...

    Blog | June 21, 2011
  16. Mexico replaces suspended quintet

    Scott French

    Mexico's roster is back at full strength, sort of, for its CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal Wednesday in Houston against Honduras after its federation replaced the five players suspended after testing positive for a banned substance. El Tri coach Jose Ma...

    Blog | June 21, 2011