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  1. CHIVAS: New-look reserves share points

    Scott French

    CARSON -- Neither of Chivas USA's center backs Monday morning was under contract, and one of them hadn't played competitively in months -- focused more on his UCLA degree and keeping up with two young sons. One winger played on the indoor Anaheim Sp...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  2. CHIVAS USA: Minda's choice? His heart

    Scott French

    CARSON -- Oswaldo Minda grew into a commanding central midfielder while with Deportivo Quito, where he won three Ecuadoran titles in four years before signing with Chivas USA in December. His new club, of course, is strongly affiliated with the orig...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  3. COLLEGE: Duke ends 49ers' dream year

    Scott French

    Long Beach State's unprecedented run through the NCAA Division I women's soccer tournament came to its conclusion against a faster, stronger, better team. That didn't make it any easier to accept. The 49ers bowed in a quarterfinal Friday night to Du...

    Blog | November 25, 2011
  4. COLLEGE: Link lifts L.B. past Waves

    Scott French

    MALIBU -- Nadia Link has netted some wonderful goals this season, but few as sweet -- and none as important -- as her bending blast Saturday afternoon at Pepperdine. Link fired into the far corner of the net with 13 seconds to go in the first overti...

    Blog | November 13, 2011
  5. No. 3 Waves suffer first loss

    Scott French

    Pepperdine's dream of an unbeaten season ended Friday night to a goal scored with just eight seconds to go in the first half. No. 10 Santa Clara pulled out a 1-0 triumph over the third-ranked Waves, vaulting into the top spot in the West Coast Con...

    Blog | October 29, 2011
  6. CHIVAS USA: Goats' finish with aplomb

    Scott French

    Chivas USA officially wrapped up its season Sunday morning, and it was one of the high points of the campaign. The Goats, with a mixture of regulars, second-choice players, Academy kids, guests and an assistant coach with a rocket leg, rallied fro...

    Blog | October 23, 2011
  7. LOCALS: Akwari, Griffin are All-USL Pro

    Scott French

    Backline leader Nelson Akwari, a former Major League Soccer player who fell into the L.A. Blues' lap when he returned to Southern California to complete his degree at UCLA, is part of the USL Pro's all-league team. So is fellow Bruins product Maxwel...

    Blog | August 30, 2011
  8. L.A. BLUES: Rivera scores, Akwari saves

    Scott French

    The L.A. Blues escaped the eastern heat with four points, wrapping up a quick two-game trek Saturday night with a 1-1 draw at Harrisburg. Cesar Rivera's team-best eighth goal of the campaign and Nelson Akwari's late save off the goal line were pivota...

    Blog | July 23, 2011
  9. L.A. BLUES: First impression not a winner

    Scott French

    Charlie Naimo spoke last week to the importance of first impressions, and when his L.A. Blues finally got to make one, the message came garbled. There was plenty of good but much too much that wasn't in the club's home opener Sunday, a 1-0 USL Pro d...

    Blog | May 01, 2011
  10. L.A. BLUES: Next step is home opener

    Scott French

    The near-marathon trek to start the season went well, for the most part, and now L.A. Blues -- the Southland's newest pro soccer club -- are ready to show their fans what they can do. They'll get the chance Sunday in their home opener at Cal State...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  11. L.A. BLUES: Gaitan is Player of the Week

    Scott French

    Argentine midfielder Walter Gaitan debuted in USL Pro with three goals and an assist as the L.A. Blues opened with wins in Puerto Rico and Antigua. On Monday, he was named the third-tier league's player of the week. Gaitan scored a goal and assisted...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  12. L.A. BLUES: More than just an affordable alternative

    Scott French

    It's a new team in a new league, stuck by its lonesome out here, thousands of miles from its rivals, and guided by a coach who has worked exclusively with women the past dozen years. The makings of a success story? The L.A. Blues hope so, and as t...

    Blog | April 15, 2011
  13. L.A. Blues add MLS vets, impress for charity

    Scott French

    The L.A. Blues made their public debut Saturday night, playing in front of a real, paying audience in a charity match -- and impressing with a 7-0 romp over a team organized as the Orange County All-Stars. The real news was in the Blues' lineup. Two...

    Blog | April 03, 2011
  14. South African victory a triumph for youth

    Scott French

    AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam U.S. players celebrate after Juan Agudelo's goal lift them to a 1-0 victory over South Africa. The best thing about the U.S. national team's trek to South Africa wasn't Wednesday's 1-0 triumph in the Nelson Mandela Challe...

    Blog | November 17, 2010
  15. WORLD CUP: Saturday's third-place preview

    Scott French

    URUGUAY VS. GERMANY When: 11:30 a.m. PT. Where: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium (Port Elizabeth) TV: ABC (KABC/Channel 7), ESPN Deportes and Univision (KMEX/Channel 34); TeleFutura (KFTR/Channel 46), delayed, 7 p.m.; ESPN2, delayed, 12:30 a.m. (Sunday...

    Blog | July 09, 2010
  16. WORLD CUP: Friday's quarterfinal previews

    Scott French

    Getty Images Brazil's Lucio, left, and Arjen Robben of the Netherlands will look to lead their teams into the semifinals. NETHERLANDS VS. BRAZIL When: 7 a.m. PT. Where: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium (Port Elizabeth) TV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes and U...

    Blog | July 01, 2010