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  1. 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
  2. Pearce on Beckham: I know how much it meant to him

    Scott French

    Stuart Pearce is convinced he's made the correct decision in not including David Beckham on Great Britain's 18-man roster for the London Olympics, but that doesn't mean he has no empathy for the Galaxy star. And there's a chance, indeed slim, that B...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  3. GALAXY: Pearce chose GB team on form

    Scott French

    Stuart Pearce on Monday officially unveiled Great Britain's 18-man Olympic roster, and, sure enough, David Beckham wasn't on the list. The over-23 players, as reported last week, are Liverpool's Craig Bellamy, Manchester United's Ryan Giggs and Manch...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. No Olympics for Beckham

    Scott French

    David Beckham will not be playing for the unified Great Britain team at the London Olympics. Manager Stuart Pearce, who was at Home Depot Center to watch Beckham in L.A.'s 1-0 victory 11 days ago, had been expected to select the 37-year-old legend a...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Beckham for Team GB, reports say

    Scott French

    David Beckham is going to the Olympics. That's the word according to English tabloid Daily Mail, which reported Thursday that it "can reveal that the Leytonstone-born England icon is included in the Great Britain squad Stuart Pearce will submit to F...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  10. Ueberroth thinks soccer is No. 1

    Scott French

    Peter Ueberroth -- the Southern California businessman who made the 1984 Olympics a brilliant success, served four and a half years as Major League Baseball's commissioner, led the "Rebuild Los Angeles" project after the 1992 riots, and served as cha...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  11. Olympic roster out, Morgan strikes again

    Scott French

    Alex Morgan made the U.S. Olympic roster, which was never in doubt, so she celebrated with the usual aplomb. The striker from Diamond Bar scored two more goals Sunday evening to lead the U.S. women's national team past China, 4-1, before a sellout...

    Blog | May 27, 2012
  12. GALAXY: Beckham no Olympic certainty

    Scott French

    David Beckham has made no secret of his desire to play for a unified Great Britain side at this summer's London Olympics, which will take place in his hometown. Sounds like he'll have to earn the honor. G.B. manager Stuart Pearce told BBC Sport that...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  13. OLYMPICS: H.B.'s Duffy will officiate

    Scott French

    Still a couple of months before Pia Sundhage has to decide on her 18-woman roster for the Olympics, but five Americans know they're headed to London for the soccer competition. Huntington Beach's Marlene Duffy and four other referees were invited ...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. April 1/2: What to watch, where to go

    Scott French

    SUNDAY, APRIL 1 TELEVISION WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY United States at Japan ESPN2, 3:25 a.m. A prep for the London Olympics pitting two medal favorites -- another rematch of last year's Women's World Cup final. ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGU...

    Blog | April 01, 2012