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  1. GALAXY: Becks' teammates disappointed

    Scott French

    CARSON -- David Beckham omission for Great Britain's Olympic soccer team stunned and disappointed his teammates, who were looking forward to seeing the English icon suit up at his hometown London Games. Beckham wasn't made available after Thursday...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  2. OLYMPICS: U.S. finds out its foes

    Scott French

    The U.S. women's national team was paired with familiar opposition in Tuesday's Olympic soccer draw. All three first-round foes were on the Americans' path to last year's Women's World Cup title game. They were draw with WWC group foes Colombia and ...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  3. Press gets her U.S. chance

    Scott French

    The U.S. women's national team opened a two-week camp Wednesday in Bradenton, Fla., where a lot of the real preparations for this summer's London Olympics will take place. No games attached, so plenty of double days, fitness work and tactical session...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  4. OLYMPICS: Ponce gives Mexico the crown

    Scott French

    Mexico heads to the Olympics as CONCACAF's under-23 champion. Honduras goes to London with two players suspended. That's the upshot from Monday's title game in the region's Olympic qualifying tournament, in which El Tri prevailed, 2-1, on Miguel Ang...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  5. OLYMPICS: Stunning Canada sinks U.S.

    Scott French

    The bad news arrived for the U.S. under-23 national team before kickoff, and it just got worse. And now the Americans' qualification for this summer's London Olympics is in doubt. U.S. Soccer announced before the game that star forward Juan Agudel...

    Blog | March 24, 2012
  6. OLYMPICS: Ailing Tri look to avoid U.S.

    Scott French

    CARSON -- Luis Fernando Tena feted Mexico's one-sided victory in its Olympic qualifying opener by surveying his squad to see who might be available for game two. Four Mexicans limped off with injuries during a 7-1 dismantling of Trinidad & Tob...

    Blog | March 24, 2012
  7. OLYMPICS: Mexico, Honduras set showdown

    Scott French

    CARSON -- Honduras needed a half to find its game. Mexico was on the accelerator from the start. Both posted impressive victories Friday night in CONCACAF Olympic qualifiers at Home Depot Center to set up a showdown Sunday afternoon, likely for the G...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  8. OLYMPICS: Corona leads U.S. romp

    Scott French

    Joe Corona's hat trick led the United States' under-23 national team sprinted to an easy victory in its opener in the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament, and Canada held on for a draw with El Salvador in the other Group A game. Keeping tabs on...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  9. MLS Power Rankings: Bridge to London

    Scott French

    CARSON -- Attention this week turns to CONCACAF's qualifiers for this summer's Olympics, with Group A -- featuring the U.S. -- opening Thursday in Nashville, and Group B starting Friday at Home Depot Center. The local games include Mexico and Hond...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  10. 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
  11. U.S. Soccer hires Porter, Ramos

    Scott French

    The United States has an Olympic soccer coach. An under-20 national team coach, too, and both are big names. U.S. Soccer on Thursday announced that University of Akron head coach Caleb Porter, one of the finest minds in the American game, will ser...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  12. GALAXY: West Ham woos Beckham

    Scott French

    West Ham United co-owner David Gold is hoping to lure David Beckham to an ambassadorial role -- and perhaps finish his career -- with the club as it looks to move into London's Olympic Stadium following the 2012 Games, Britain's media reported Sunday...

    Blog | July 25, 2010