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  1. How the Yanks voted in FIFA's award(s)

    Scott French

    FIFA's annual Ballon d'Or honors are voted upon by national team coaches, captains and select media. Here are how the votes for the men's World Player award, which went for the third straight year to the Argentine Barcelona star Lionel Messi, fell...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  2. No awards for Wambach, Sundhage

    Scott French

    U.S. women's national team star Abby Wambach and head coach Pia Sundhage will have to be content with being finalists for FIFA's major women's honors. Japan, as expected, swept the women's awards at FIFA's Ballon d'Or gala Monday night in Zurich, wi...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  3. Wambach is a FIFA finalist

    Scott French

    Hermosa Beach's Abby Wambach is a finalist for FIFA's Ballon d'Or women's player-of-the-year honor, joining former L.A. Sol forward Marta and Japan's Homare Sawa, who has starred in both U.S. pro league's, among the top three. Wambach, 31, was the...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  4. Best Bets: What to watch, where to go

    Scott French

    MONDAY, JULY 11 TELEVISION COPA AMERICA Costa Rica at Argentina Univision (KMEX/Channel 34), 5:30 p.m. Why is Lionel Messi so great with Barcelona and so ineffective with Argentina? It perplexes Argentines, who expected something special ...

    Blog | July 10, 2011
  5. Best Bets June 5/6: What to watch, where to go

    Scott French

    SUNDAY, JUNE 5 TELEVISION INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY Argentina at Poland ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, 7:55 a.m. Always worthwhile to watch the Celeste, even if it's not their first team, and this one isn't. No Messi, no Tevez, no Cambiasso nor Ma...

    Blog | June 05, 2011
  6. Beckham on Man United-Barcelona

    Scott French

    The climax of the European soccer season comes Saturday when Manchester United and Barcelona, two of the game's real giants, face off for the second time in three seasons in the UEFA Champions League final at Wembley. It's a classic matchup, pitting...

    Blog | May 27, 2011
  7. Beckham makes most $$$, Forbes says

    Scott French

    David Beckham again tops Forbes magazine's list of soccer's top earners, hauling down $40 million in salary, bonuses and endorsements. The Galaxy midfielder also was No. 1 on last year's list, also at $40 million. He's one of three Englishmen in t...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  8. Five things we learned from the U.S. friendlies

    Scott French

    The U.S. national team was hit and miss during the friendlies against Argentina on Saturday and Paraguay on Tuesday, and it has nothing to do with the scorelines. The Americans rallied to tie Lionel Messi-led Argentina, 1-1, in East Rutherford, N.J....

    Blog | March 30, 2011
  9. Wages? David Beckham takes the fifth

    Scott French

    David Beckham made $27 million in 2010, more than all but four soccer players worldwide. That's what France Football magazine's annual study of the sport's top earners showed. Barcelona's Lionel Messi topped the list with $44 million, followed by ...

    Blog | March 22, 2011
  10. Best Bets Feb. 5/6: What to watch/where to go

    Scott French

    SATURDAY, FEB. 5 TELEVISION SPANISH LA LIGA Atletico Madrid at Barcelona GolTV, 1 p.m. Lionel Messi has 37 goals and 18 assists in 32 games, all competitions, for Barcelona this season. In the past three campaigns, the Argentine god has 1...

    Blog | February 04, 2011
  11. Ballon d'Or balloting: The real blast

    Scott French

    What we learned from FIFA's Ballon d'Or festivities Monday night in Zurich: Mongolians love Abby Wambach. The Hermosa Beach-based striker picked up eight first-place votes in the Women's Player of the Year contest, and two came from Mongolian women'...

    Blog | January 10, 2011
  12. Bets of Jan. 4/5: What to watch/where to go

    Scott French

    TUESDAY, JAN. 4 TELEVISION SPANISH COPA DEL REY Barcelona at Athletic Bilbao ESPN Deportes, 9:55 a.m. The world's mightiest side -- with FIFA World Player of the Year finalists Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi -- was held to a 0-0 dr...

    Blog | January 03, 2011
  13. Barca dominates FIFA's top-player nominees

    Scott French

    First thought upon seeing the finalists for FIFA's Ballon d'Or award: Where's Wesley Sneijder? Three very deserving Barcelona stars -- midfielders Andres Iniesta and Xavi, the most prominent figures in Spain's World Cup triumph, and Argentine forwar...

    Blog | December 06, 2010
  14. WORLD CUP: Sunday's round-of-16 previews

    Scott French

    Jim Brown/US Presswire Lionel Messi is still looking for his first goal of the World Cup. He and Argentina battle Hector Moreno and Mexico on Sunday. GERMANY VS. ENGLAND When: 7 a.m. PT. Where: Free State Stadium/Vodacom Park Stadium (Mangaung/B...

    Blog | June 26, 2010
  15. WORLD CUP: 'Chicharito' lifts Tri, Messi is God

    Scott French

    AP Photo/Luca Bruno Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez scored one of Mexico's goals in a 2-0 win against France. IN BRIEF: Mex-i-co! Mex-i-co! "Chicharito" sinks France to put El Tri on the verge of the knockout phase. Sizzling Argentina is the first si...

    Blog | June 17, 2010
  16. WORLD CUP: Thursday's previews

    Scott French

    GROUP B: ARGENTINA VS. SOUTH KOREA When: 4:30 a.m. PT. Where: Soccer City (Johannesburg/Soweto) TV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes and Univision (KMEX/Channel 34), 4:30 a.m.; ESPN Classic, delayed, 3 p.m. Players to watch: Lionel Messi did everything but ...

    Blog | June 16, 2010