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  1. OPEN CUP: Cal FC eyes another upset

    Scott French

    Since last week's stunning overtime upset of the Portland Timbers, Thousand Oaks' Cal FC has become a cause celebre, drawing worldwide attention and comparisons to "Hoosiers" and "Rocky" while opening doors to professional careers for its best player...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  2. LOCALS: No champs as WPSL starts

    Scott French

    This is an exciting time for the Women's Premier Soccer League, just not on this coast. With Women's Professional Soccer officially dead, as of Friday morning, the 15-year-old semipro/amateur outfit is stepping into the void and embracing, in small ...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  3. INDOOR: De Lima is All-PASL pick

    Scott French

    Anaheim Bolts sparkplug Adriano de Lima made the All-Professional Arena Soccer League team, the only first-team selection not from PASL Pro titlist San Diego or runner-up Detroit. The Brazilian attacker, clearly the Bolts' best player in their fir...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  4. INDOOR: Bolts finish .500, look ahead

    Scott French

    ANAHEIM -- The Anaheim Bolts wrapped up their first Professional Arena Soccer League season with two victories Sunday over the Tacoma Stars, then began making plans for year two. There's plenty of room to improve -- on the field, sure, after a pro...

    Blog | February 26, 2012
  5. CHIVAS: Romero has goals with Goats

    Scott French

    SAN DIEGO -- Chivas USA's depth is thinner up top than anywhere else on the field, so Cesar Romero's performance during a quick but fruitful trial with the club has been as rewarding as it has been impressive. The Goats have a fine supply of targe...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  6. INDOOR: Bolts see playoff hopes die

    Scott French

    ANAHEIM -- An inability to hold onto leads has defined the Anaheim Bolts' first season in the Professional Arena Soccer League. With their season in the balance, they crumpled again. The local indoor club's postseason hopes ended Sunday night when...

    Blog | February 19, 2012
  7. INDOOR: It's Bolts or Tijuana

    Scott French

    The Turlock Express' 7-6 victory Friday night over the visiting Tijuana Revolucion simplified the Anaheim Bolts' playoff situation. It's the Bolts or their Mexican rivals who are going to the Professional Arena Soccer League postseason, and that coul...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  8. INDOOR: Bolts' sweep keep hopes alive

    Scott French

    The Anaheim Bolts still have playoff aspirations, which is an achievement in itself after that five-game losing streak nearly finished them off before February. This weekend's two-game sweep in Tacoma has their first Professional Arena Soccer League ...

    Blog | February 12, 2012
  9. WPS: What is the impact on L.A.?

    Scott French

    Women's Professional Soccer this week canceled its 2012 season in response to some tricky financial and legal challenges, and if that's it for America's second try at a pro women's league, there's going to be some fallout locally. Southern Califor...

    Blog | February 01, 2012
  10. UCLA's Leroux goes No. 1 in WPS draft

    Scott French

    CARSON -- There was never much doubt that Sydney Leroux would be the first selection in Women's Professional Soccer's draft, and when the moment came, she got a face full of water to welcome her to the league. Leroux, a fast, athletic striker from...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  11. WPS DRAFT: Local prospects

    Scott French

    Women's Professional Soccer follows Major League Soccer's lead and will stage its college-player draft Friday morning in Kansas City, Mo. Here are seven local players angling to go to one of the five remaining clubs in America's top women's league...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  12. INDOOR: Bolts have a problem

    Scott French

    ANAHEIM -- The local pro indoor soccer club is still figuring things out, on and off the field, and it's not going well at the moment. The Anaheim Bolts' game presentation still requires some honing, as can attest the crowd at Friday night's game at ...

    Blog | January 08, 2012
  13. No. 6: Spectacle abroad, Q's at home

    Scott French

    Counting down the 11 biggest 2011 stories in Southern California soccer ... The struggles facing the women's game in America were forgotten for a few weeks last summer, during the U.S. team's exhilarating run to the title game at the Women's World...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  14. INDOOR: Bolts-Tacoma is postponed

    Scott French

    [UPDATED, 3:30 p.m.] The Anaheim Bolts own their own field now. It's just not the right one. That's what's behind the postponement of Sunday evening's Professional Arena Soccer League clash with the Tacoma Stars at the Anaheim Convention Center, a...

    Blog | December 18, 2011
  15. INDOOR: Bolts collapse in Turlock loss

    Scott French

    The Anaheim Bolts surrendered another lead, the third time they've done so, accounting for all three losses. If they were better at killing off games, they'd be atop the Professional Arena Soccer League standings. Instead, the Bolts are 3-3 followin...

    Blog | December 16, 2011
  16. GALAXY: Berhalter heads to Hammarby

    Scott French

    Gregg Berhalter's Galaxy connections, obviously, have paved the road toward his first professional head-coaching job, but he dives headlong into a sizable challenge with wisdom gained from a career spent largely in Europe. Berhalter was hired Monday...

    Blog | December 12, 2011