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  1. Morgan hurt in U.S. women's send-off

    Scott French

    Diamond Bar's Alex Morgan, a rising superstar with the U.S. national women's team, suffered a knee injury in the Americans' Olympic send-off match Saturday, a 2-1 victory over Canada in Sandy, Utah. Morgan (Diamond Bar HS) went down with a twisted...

    Blog | June 30, 2012
  2. Morgan, Wambach do it again

    Scott French

    There's no stopping Alex Morgan these days. Ditto Abby Wambach. Both scored two more goals Monday to lead the U.S. women's national team to a 4-1 rout of Japan in an Olympic tuneup in Halmstad, Sweden. Morgan, from Diamond Bar, netted her 16th an...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  3. Boxx, A-Rod deliver in U.S. victory

    Scott French

    Brazil couldn't stop Alex Morgan, but a linesman could. The scoring sensation from Diamond Bar scored again Tuesday, heading home a free kick from former L.A. Sol defender Stephanie Cox, but it was waved off because one of her U.S. women's nationa...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  4. Alex Morgan scores again in Japan tie

    Scott French

    Alex Morgan can't be stopped. The explosive forward from Diamond Bar netted her 12th goal of the year for the U.S. women's national team Sunday to give the Americans a 1-1 draw with Japan in the opener of the Kirin Challenge Cup in Sendai, Japan. Mo...

    Blog | April 01, 2012
  5. Japan again gets best of U.S. women

    Scott French

    No Algarve Cup title for the U.S. women's national team this year. The Americans' Women's World Cup title-game rematch with Japan didn't go their way, a 1-0 loss in Monday's Group B final ending their run of 10 successive finals at the annual event ...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  6. Historic day for U.S. national teams

    Scott French

    Rarely, if ever, has there been a day quite so golden for U.S. Soccer -- involving multiple teams -- as was Wednesday. Consider: The full men's national team beat Italy for the first time -- and in Italy, in Genoa -- as Clint Dempsey finished fr...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  7. OLYMPICS: Morgan primes U.S. triumph

    Scott French

    Alex Morgan had way too much speed for Canada's defenders, and that's the starting point of the U.S. women's national team's comprehensive victory in Sunday's title game at the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament. The rising star from Diamond B...

    Blog | January 29, 2012
  8. Leroux's turbulent journey paying off

    Scott French

    MANHATTAN BEACH -- Sydney Leroux was a little girl with a big dream that, following many years of hard work and sacrifice, is starting to come true. Don't mistake her story for a fairytale. The three-time UCLA All-American is taking her place a...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  9. OLYMPICS: Leroux takes fifth at home

    Scott French

    Sydney Leroux took the spotlight as the U.S. women's national team continued its massacre of CONCACAF minnows, scoring five goals in her second international appearance, a 13-0 rout of Guatemala in Olympic qualifying in Vancouver, British Columbia. ...

    Blog | January 22, 2012
  10. OLYMPICS: A-Rod's quintet wraps a rout

    Scott French

    Lake Forest's Amy Rodriguez scored a hat trick in the first 13 minutes of the second half, added a fourth on a blast to the upper-right corner, then netted another as the U.S. women's national team pummeled the Dominican Republic, 14-0, to opens its ...

    Blog | January 20, 2012
  11. Leroux makes the qualifying list

    Scott French

    Sydney Leroux has put together two superb camps in the past month and a half with the U.S. women's national team, and her work was rewarded Monday when she was included on the roster for the 2012 Olympic qualifiers that begin Thursday. This is the f...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  12. Local attackers spice pre-Olympic camp

    Scott French

    The U.S. women's national team gathers in Carson this weekend to begin serious preparations for the Olympic qualifiers later this month, and coach Pia Sundhage is relying solely on SoCal attackers. UCLA senior All-American Sydney Leroux, Diamond Bar...

    Blog | January 02, 2012
  13. WWC: Grades for the U.S.

    Scott French

    American soccer has fashioned a couple of thrilling runs to capture the country's imagination, but both have ended in disappointment -- the U.S. women's failure in Sunday's Women's World Cup final perhaps stinging worse than the men's overtime defeat...

    Blog | July 17, 2011
  14. Best Bets July 2/3: What to watch, where to go

    Scott French

    SATURDAY, JULY 2 TELEVISION FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP United States vs. Colombia ESPN, 8:30 a.m. The Americans started slowly but finished well in their victory over North Korea to open the WWC, with former UCLA star Lauren Cheney making a h...

    Blog | July 02, 2011
  15. A-Rod starts U.S. women toward victory

    Scott French

    Lake Forest's Amy Rodriguez scored the first goal and the U.S. women's national team, in preparations for this summer's Women's World Cup, completed a two-game sweep of Japan with another 2-0 victory. Rodriguez (Santa Margarita Catholic HS/USC) sc...

    Blog | May 18, 2011
  16. WWC: Primer on local players

    Scott French

    A half-dozen of the 21 players on the U.S. roster announced Monday for this summer's Women's World Cup have strong links to the L.A. area. And two others have either played here or are from close nearby. Here's a quick look at the eight U.S. players...

    Blog | May 10, 2011