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  1. PREPS: Cate midfielder is nation's best

    Scott French

    Ghanaian forward Ema Boateng, a boarding student at Cate School in Carpinteria, was announced Thursday as the Gatorade National Boys Soccer Player of the Year. Boateng, 18, scored 32 goals with 19 assists to lead Cate to a 20-2-1 mark and the CIF-...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  2. JC: Mt. SAC gets All-American love

    Scott French

    Goalkeeper Alfredo Ontiveros has been honored as a national player of the year after helping Mt. San Antonio College to its third straight junior college state championship, and he is joined by two teammates on the National Soccer Coaches Association...

    Blog | December 29, 2011
  3. Wambach is a FIFA finalist

    Scott French

    Hermosa Beach's Abby Wambach is a finalist for FIFA's Ballon d'Or women's player-of-the-year honor, joining former L.A. Sol forward Marta and Japan's Homare Sawa, who has starred in both U.S. pro league's, among the top three. Wambach, 31, was the...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  4. COLLEGE: Men's all-conference teams

    Scott French

    UCLA's Kelyn Rowe is the Pacific 12 Conference Player of the Year and Bruins coach Jorge Salcedo, a former Bruins (and Major League Soccer) star from Cerritos, is Coach of the Year. In the Big West Conference, UC Irvine's Miguel Ibarra (Lancaster/...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  5. VIDEO: Beckham, Arena and MLS Cup

    Scott French

    David Beckham was named MLS Comeback Player of the Year and Bruce Arena was named Coach of the Year on Monday, as the Galaxy prepare to play in the MLS Cup on Sunday....

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  6. GALAXY: Arena, Beckham pick up awards

    Scott French

    CARSON -- Bruce Arena, as many expected, is Major League Soccer's Coach of the Year. David Beckham, as few might have suspected, is the Comeback Player of the Year. The Galaxy swept Monday's awards, the latest in a two-week march to next weekend's...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  7. Dempsey 1st, Donovan 3rd in award tally

    Scott French

    Fulham forward Clint Dempsey has won the 2011 Futbol de Primera Player of the Year award, which since 1991 has been awarded annually to the best U.S. national team player in a vote of American soccer media. Dempsey, a Texan who has starred for the L...

    Blog | November 02, 2011
  8. FIFA shortlist includes Alex Morgan

    Scott French

    FIFA on Tuesday unveiled finalists for its women's Ballon d'Or award -- for global player of the year -- and it includes some of the usual suspects, five-time winner Marta and Japanese star Homare Sawa and star U.S. striker Abby Wambach. Plus Alex M...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  9. Ballon d'Or balloting: The real blast

    Scott French

    What we learned from FIFA's Ballon d'Or festivities Monday night in Zurich: Mongolians love Abby Wambach. The Hermosa Beach-based striker picked up eight first-place votes in the Women's Player of the Year contest, and two came from Mongolian women'...

    Blog | January 10, 2011
  10. Landon Donovan wins Honda Award again

    Scott French

    They might as well call it the Landon Donovan Award. The Galaxy forward Wednesday captured the Honda Award -- American soccer's most prestigious honor -- for the seventh time and the fourth straight year. It wasn't much of a contest -- Donovan gat...

    Blog | January 05, 2011
  11. Bets of Jan. 4/5: What to watch/where to go

    Scott French

    TUESDAY, JAN. 4 TELEVISION SPANISH COPA DEL REY Barcelona at Athletic Bilbao ESPN Deportes, 9:55 a.m. The world's mightiest side -- with FIFA World Player of the Year finalists Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi -- was held to a 0-0 dr...

    Blog | January 03, 2011
  12. COLLEGE: Christen Press, Alex Morgan are Hermann finalists

    Scott French

    Stanford's Christen Press and Cal's Alex Morgan, both of them So Cal products, are finalists for the MAC Hermann Award, college soccer's most prestigious player-of-the-year honor. Also announced Friday: North Carolina midfielder Michael Farfan, a Ca...

    Blog | December 10, 2010
  13. Barca dominates FIFA's top-player nominees

    Scott French

    First thought upon seeing the finalists for FIFA's Ballon d'Or award: Where's Wesley Sneijder? Three very deserving Barcelona stars -- midfielders Andres Iniesta and Xavi, the most prominent figures in Spain's World Cup triumph, and Argentine forwar...

    Blog | December 06, 2010
  14. MLS: More awards

    Scott French

    Major League Soccer has announced three more awards this week, all of them well-deserved. San Jose winger Bobby Convey, whose phenomenal performance last week prodded the Earthquakes past the New York Red Bulls and into Saturday's Eastern Conf...

    Blog | November 10, 2010
  15. COLLEGE/D1 WOMEN: No stopping No. 1 Stanford

    Scott French

    Top-ranked Stanford came to L.A. last weekend and demonstrated exactly why they're No. 1, turning aside challenges from USC and UCLA to remain the last unbeaten NCAA Division I side at 11-0-2. Senior forward Christen Press, the player-of-the-year fr...

    Blog | October 13, 2010
  16. COLLEGE: NAIA men's previews

    Scott French

    GOLDEN STATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Azusa Pacific (Azusa): The Cougars (16-3-0 in 2009) knew NAIA All-America first-team defender Eric Winblad, a two-time GSAC Player of the Year, had to move on, but the departure of forward Cito Soriano (10-goals-12...

    Blog | August 28, 2010