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  1. MEXICO: Draw gives Santos advantage

    Scott French

    Oribe Peralta, hero of Santos Laguna's stunning semifinal comeback, came up big again Thursday in the opener of the Mexican Primera Division's title series. Peralta scored a superb goal in the 70th minute to give the Guerreros, seeking to become t...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  2. COLLEGE: Bruins beaten on PKs

    Scott French

    UCLA stood five minutes from a chance to play for another NCAA soccer championship. Turns out their destiny led somewhere else. The Bruins on Friday night twice watched leads slip away in the second half, lost their homecoming hero to heavy cramps...

    Blog | December 10, 2011
  3. GALAXY: Heads-up Hejduk saves L.A.

    Scott French

    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- There were several heroes for the Galaxy in Thursday night's CONCACAF Champions League triumph at Motagua. Frankie Hejduk was the last -- and maybe the biggest. L.A. was holding onto the 1-0 lead forged with Juninho's first-...

    Blog | October 21, 2011
  4. GALAXY: Magee hero in goalkeeping disaster

    Scott French

    Mike Magee went well beyond the call when the Galaxy visited San Jose this weekend, and L.A.'s unbeaten streak hit double digits because of it. Forced into the nets after starting goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts was injured and backup Josh Saunders red-...

    Blog | June 26, 2011
  5. MEXICO: Chivas advances, America doesn't

    Scott French

    Guadalajara fans are celebrating this weekend: Their heroes knocked off the top seed in the Mexican Primera Division's playoffs, and hated rival America is out. Mexico City's Cruz Azul and Pumas UNAM, and Morelia, a favorite in Santa Ana, also adv...

    Blog | May 08, 2011
  6. CHIVAS USA: Goats want to turn spark into success

    Scott French

    If this goes as Chivas USA is hoping, Andy Boyens might be seen as a hero of sorts, just for getting tossed. It was the tall center back's red card at the end of the first half in Tuesday's U.S. Open Cup qualifying loss at Portland that seemed fin...

    Blog | April 01, 2011
  7. CHIVAS USA 2011: Six questions with Francisco Mendoza

    Scott French

    Francisco "Panchito" Mendoza endeared himself to Chivas USA fans with his tireless efforts on the flank during the club's first four seasons: He was the Goats' first Mexican hero, and when Club Deportivo Guadalajara called in his loan following the 2...

    Blog | March 16, 2011
  8. Maurice Edu sends Rangers to Europa's Sweet 16

    Scott French

    Maurice Edu was the hero as Rangers FC pushed through to the round of 16 Thursday in the UEFA Europa League, scoring in stoppage to deliver an away-goals triumph over Portugal's Sporting Lisbon in the first knockout round of Europe's No. 2 club champ...

    Blog | February 24, 2011
  9. 2010: Would-be hero ... and Chivas USA's disaster

    Scott French

    Our countdown of 2010's top 10 soccer stories and newsmakers -- from a Southern California slant -- continues. Newsmakers/No. 5: Maurice Edu It might have been the biggest moment in American soccer history, the point when everything -- the qu...

    Blog | December 27, 2010
  10. COLLEGE: Canoga Park product is Michigan's hero

    Scott French

    SANTA BARBARA -- This wasn't quite the senior season Jeff Quijano envisioned, but he was going to deal with the circumstances the best way he could: by being a leader. Quijano's response to losing his starting job turned out to be one of critical ...

    Blog | December 10, 2010
  11. A-Rod is latest hat-trick hero

    Scott French

    It was Amy Rodriguez's turn to score three Saturday night -- and the U.S. is one win from another Women's World Cup. Rodriguez, Lake Forest's premier soccer product, followed the hat trick in the region's qualifying opener by Hermosa Beach's Abby Wa...

    Blog | October 30, 2010
  12. Maurice Edu is Rangers' hero/goat

    Scott French

    Fontana's Maurice Edu scored twice -- once for each team -- as Scottish champion Rangers FC was held to a 1-1 home draw Wednesday by Spain's Valencia in the UEFA Champions League, a bittersweet encounter for the former Etiwanda High School standout a...

    Blog | October 20, 2010
  13. MEXICO: Riverside's Sammy Ochoa turns hero

    Scott French

    Riverside's Sammy Ochoa (Riverside Poly HS) came off the bench to lift Estudiantes Tecos to a 2-1 victory over Atlas in a battle between two of the Primera Division's worst clubs. Ochoa entered in the 77th minute and struck in the 80th, heading ho...

    Blog | October 19, 2010
  14. CHIVAS USA: Gordon finally fits with Goats

    Scott French

    Alan Gordon hated Chivas USA not so long ago. Now he's a hero for the Goats. On Friday night, a little more than a month after he moved down the hallway and around the corner from the Galaxy's locker room, he completed his transition into a Chivas s...

    Blog | September 10, 2010
  15. MEXICO: Monterrey wins again, with help from red card

    Scott French

    Monterrey scored five goals and hit the crossbar twice, but the hero of its victory Saturday over Pumas UNAM was goalkeeper Jonathan Orozco, whose saves kept it close until the second half. The Rayados exploded to a 5-2 triumph after Pumas' keeper...

    Blog | August 16, 2010
  16. MLS WEEK 14: Fireworks two nights running

    Scott French

    The Galaxy and Chivas USA are both home this weekend, the first time that's happened since opening weekend, and with the holiday, both are in celebratory moods. That also has something to do with the return of their World Cup heroes, although all ...

    Blog | July 03, 2010