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  1. Mexico's CCL ownership intact

    Scott French

    Toronto FC gave Santos Laguna a battle until halftime. Then things quickly turned sour, and Major League Soccer's last hope for CONCACAF Champions League success was dead. Santos scored four second-half goals en route to a 6-2 triumph Wednesday ni...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  2. MEXICO: Tigres make a statement

    Scott French

    The best team in Mexican soccer this year, even without a trophy to show for it, has been UANL Tigres, which under Brazilian coach Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti has conceded just 18 goals while posting a 16-3-11 mark in regular-season action since the Prim...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  3. MEXICO: Capitalino carries Pumas

    Scott French

    Defending champ Pumas UNAM is back on top of the Mexican Primera Division standings after adding to crosstown rival America's misery. Luis Fuentes' goal 10 minutes into the second half of Saturday's Clasico Capitalino stood up for a 1-0 triumph at...

    Blog | October 04, 2011
  4. MEXICO: Top teams fit for ties

    Scott French

    No change in the Mexico's Primera Division standings this week after all the big showdowns ended in draws. Four of nine games in the 10th "jornada" in the fall Apertura finished at 1-1, including meetings between first-place Jaguares and fourth-pl...

    Blog | September 27, 2011
  5. MEXICO: Big finishes for Morelia, Tijuana, Monterrey

    Scott French

    The most important moments were at the end for three Mexican Primera Division teams over the weekend. Stoppage-time strikes delivered a huge win for Morelia and gave Club Tijuana and Monterrey a share of the points in their matches. Morelia (3-3-1),...

    Blog | September 13, 2011
  6. GALAXY: MLS building a tradition in Mexico

    Scott French

    MORELIA, Mexico -- FC Dallas and the Seattle Sounders made history, and if that was good for Major League Soccer, it wasn't so grand for the Galaxy. MLS is 2 for 2 in CONCACAF Champions League clashes in Mexico this summer, quite an achievement --...

    Blog | September 13, 2011
  7. MEXICO: Monterrey pays tribute in win

    Scott French

    Monterrey paid tribute to those who lost their lives in last week's brazen drug-cartel attack on a casino in the city, organizing a white-out for its Mexican Primera Division showdown with Santos Laguna. The Rayados, playing just two...

    Blog | August 30, 2011
  8. MEXICO: Pumas stays on top

    Scott French

    Enough about how Pumas UNAM was supposed to fold after gutting its lineup in the glow of last May's celebration for winning the Mexican Primera Division's spring Clausura championship. The Cats, on a youth movement, haven't lost a step and head into...

    Blog | August 16, 2011
  9. CONCACAF Champions League: A primer

    Scott French

    Any doubts about the Mexican Primera Division's supremacy among the region's professional soccer league has been wiped away in CONCACAF's club championship the past decade. Since the Galaxy in 2000 gave Major League Soccer its second Champions' Cu...

    Blog | August 16, 2011
  10. LOCALS: Three from SoCal are All-PDL

    Scott French

    The Southwest Division failed to get a team to the Premier Development League final four for the second straight year, but four of 11 selections on the All-PDL team went to players from the division's top teams. Three from the quartet are local: V...

    Blog | August 03, 2011
  11. MEXICO: One perfect quartet

    Scott French

    Santos Laguna and Monterrey, who met in last year's Apertura final in Mexico's Primera Division, are smoking foes. Rising Guadalajara's approach is more measured. And reigning champ Pumas UNAM is defying expectations. They're the four sides that hav...

    Blog | August 02, 2011
  12. LOCALS: Hollywood United falls just short

    Scott French

    Hollywood United rallied twice from deficits but couldn't do so a third time and lost in Saturday's National Premier Soccer League title game. Tommy Krizanovic's hat trick, with each goal assisted by Rafak Safi, prodded Florida's Jacksonville United...

    Blog | July 31, 2011
  13. Best Bets July 24/25: What to watch

    Scott French

    SUNDAY, JULY 24 TELEVISION MEXICAN PRIMERA DIVISION San Luis at Pumas UNAM Telemundo (KVEA/Channel 52), 10 a.m. Hard to figure out what Pumas' bosses were thinking after winning the Primera Division Clausura title in May. Yes, theirs ...

    Blog | July 24, 2011
  14. MEXICO: Pumas wins seventh title

    Scott French

    Javier Cortes started flush on the right flank, just above Morelia's box, with a thicket of defenders separating him from the net. No problem. The 21-year-old forward's zig-zagging run took him past three of the Monarcas and finished with a tight-an...

    Blog | May 22, 2011
  15. GALAXY: Morelia coming to HDC?

    Scott French

    Morelia, one of the better supported Mexican clubs in the L.A. area, lost to Mexico City's Pumas UNAM -- also with a decent local following -- in Sunday's decisive match for the Primera Division's Clausura title. The good news: The Monarcas might ha...

    Blog | May 22, 2011
  16. MEXICO: Palencia's strike won't hold up

    Scott French

    Former Chivas USA striker Francisco "Paco" Palencia has scored plenty of goals in 17 years as a pro, but his blast Thursday night might have been the biggest. For at least five minutes. Palencia, 38, rifled a shot to the upper-left corner to give ...

    Blog | May 19, 2011