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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. June 30/July 1: What to watch, where to go

    Scott French

    SATURDAY, JUNE 30 TELEVISION WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY Canada at United States NBC (KNBC/Channel 4), 10:30 a.m. The send-off match for the U.S. women, who next month seek their fourth Olympic gold medal in London. MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCE...

    Blog | June 30, 2012
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. June 18/19: What to watch, where to go

    Scott French

    MONDAY, JUNE 18 TELEVISION WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY United States vs. Japan Universal Sports, 10 a.m. Another rematch of last year's Women's World Cup final, this time in a three-nation Olympic tuneup in Sweden. Diamond Bar's Alex M...

    Blog | June 17, 2012
  11. 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
  12. June 16/17: What to watch, where to go

    Scott French

    SATURDAY, JUNE 16 TELEVISION WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY United States at Sweden Universal Sports Network, 7 a.m. The three-nation Volvo Winners Cup serves as an Olympic tuneup for the Yanks, Swedes and 2011 Women's World Cup champion Ja...

    Blog | June 16, 2012
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. May 24/25: What to watch, where to go

    Scott French

    THURSDAY, MAY 24 TELEVISION FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL ESPOIRS DE TOULON Mexico U-23 vs. Morocco U-23 Telemundo (KVEA/Channel 52), 8:30 a.m. Mexico's Olympic preps include a run through France's prestigious Toulon tournament, with the Moroccans...

    Blog | May 23, 2012