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  1. U.S. aims to close gap on Mexico, the world

    Scott French

    MEXICO CITY -- The United States hopes its historic victory at Estadio Azteca is a precursor of sorts, but nobody is mistaking it as a shift in the balance within the region's primary rivalry. The gap separating the Americans from Mexico remains inta...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  2. Donovan: Mexico is a 'well-oiled machine'

    Scott French

    MEXICO CITY -- Landon Donovan is a veteran of the soccer clashes with Mexico, one of the chief figures behind the United States' dominance in the rivalry from 2000 through early 2009 -- and one of the most hated U.S. players, at least on this side of...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  3. Odds against U.S., but Azteca win is the aim

    Scott French

    MEXICO CITY -- El Tri has never lost to the United States in 20 meetings at Estadio Azteca, they're soaring following their under-23 team's gold-medal triumph at the London Olympics, the last competitive meeting between CONCACAF's powers was a full-o...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  4. LOCALS: Santa Clarita claims playoff berth

    Scott French

    The game of the year for minor league soccer around these parts produced an unexpected result amid huge momentum swings and left one Southern California club joyous and another heartbroken. Tyler Coombes' 14th goal of the season lifted FC Santa Clar...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  5. July 5/6: What to watch, where to go

    Scott French

    THURSDAY, JULY 5 TELEVISION ELITE CLUBS NATIONAL LEAGUE Michigan Hawks vs. CASL Chelsea Ladies GolTV, 5 p.m. There is no Development Academy for girls yet, so the ECNL fills the void. The under-17 final was taped six days earlier. INTERNAT...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  6. LOCALS: Wynalda takes Atlanta job

    Scott French

    Cal FC's stirring U.S. Open Cup run has given Eric Wynalda the first step toward the coaching job he covets. He's taken charge of the Atlanta Silverbacks, the last-place team in the second-division NASL, on an interim basis. Wynalda, a Hall of Fam...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  7. 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
  8. LOCALS: Rangers win NPSL showdown

    Scott French

    The Fullerton Rangers took a huge stride toward the National Premier Soccer League playoffs with Sunday's victory over FC Santa Clarita, a showdown for second place in the Western Division's Southern Conference. Former Chivas USA/New York Red Bull...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  9. YOUTH: Rangers repeat in Region IV

    Scott French

    Fullerton Rangers' under-15 boys side, which won the national championship last year at the U-14 level, will shoot for two in a row after claiming a second successive Far West title over the weekend. The Rangers 96 White claimed the U-15 title at th...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  10. GALAXY: Keane is ready to go

    Scott French

    CARSON -- Robbie Keane returned to training Friday with the Galaxy, just four days after wrapping up his involvement at the European Championship, and although he wishes he were in Ukraine preparing for a quarterfinal Saturday or Sunday, he says he's...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  11. MLS Power Rankings: Technology time

    Scott French

    In just a matter of days, the argument over goal-line technology has been settled. They'll still argue, but after Ukraine was denied a legitimate goal in Tuesday's 1-0 loss to England at Euro 2012, the discussion is moot. "After last night's match...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  12. 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
  13. Morgan scores 15th to beat Sweden

    Scott French

    2012 isn't even half over, and already Alex Morgan has 15 goals for the U.S. women's national team. The forward from Diamond Bar netted No. 15 in Saturday's 3-1 victory over Sweden to open a three-nation tuneup for the London Olympics in Halmstad,...

    Blog | June 16, 2012
  14. GALAXY: Ireland out, Keane L.A.-bound

    Scott French

    Robbie Keane will be back with the Galaxy next week, following Ireland's first-stage finale, after the Republic was eliminated from Euro 2012 contention with a lopsided loss to Spain. The Irish, despite strong support from their legendary Green Army...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  15. WORLD CUP: U.S. makes its point

    Scott French

    The U.S. settled for a point in its second World Cup qualifier after watching a late lead disappear in a 1-1 draw in Guatemala. Chicago Fire star Marco Pappa's free kick toward the upper-right corner in the 83rd minute left goalkeeper Tim Howard r...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  16. LOCALS: Steres makes jump from PDL

    Scott French

    IRVINE -- Daniel Steres was drafted by Chivas USA, spent a month in camp with the Seattle Sounders, and has been a force -- in the back or anchoring the midfield -- as the Ventura County Fusion have turned the Premier Development League's Southwest D...

    Blog | June 12, 2012