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  1. MLS Power Rankings: Ch-ch-ch-changes

    Scott French

    The first coaching changes of the Major League Soccer have come down, neither all that surprising, although one of them is disappointing. Philadelphia on Wednesday cut ties with Peter Nowak, who took the Union to the playoffs in year two, then dis...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  2. MLS Power Rankings: No upset here

    Scott French

    Upsets are good for the U.S. Open Cup, so Major League Soccer's difficulties this year parsing through the competition has made for a more exciting and substantial tournament. More steps toward that should be taken. Soccer by its nature often rewa...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  3. CHIVAS USA: What's needed? It's simple

    Scott French

    There's not a lot of sense in complicating the challenges facing Chivas USA, and midfielder Nick LaBrocca tends to get right to the point, as he did after the Goats' 4-0 disaster Saturday night at Colorado. "We just need to start focusing on winning...

    Blog | April 29, 2012
  4. CHIVAS USA: Tight clash turns sour

    Scott French

    Chivas USA's match Saturday night at Colorado was following form: decent ball movement, not enough chances, zero finishing and a fifth one-goal loss on the horizon. The Rapids turned a tight clash into a farce at the finish, scoring three goals in...

    Blog | April 28, 2012
  5. GALAXY: Heroic end topples Colorado

    Scott French

    The Galaxy scored two first-half goals, took charge defensively after Colorado's speed nearly burned them early on, and overcame altitude's impact on their tiring legs to post back-to-back victories for the first time since winning MLS Cup last seaso...

    Blog | April 21, 2012
  6. Former Anteater makes Blues impression

    Scott French

    CARSON -- Irving Garcia's trial with the L.A. Blues was in its first hour, and the Fullerton-based USL Pro club really wasn't looking for an attacking midfielder. But in just 45 minutes Friday afternoon, the former UC Irvine star changed everything. ...

    Blog | February 10, 2012
  7. CHIVAS USA: New system fits Goats

    Scott French

    CARSON -- Robin Fraser isn't married to the 4-2-3-1 alignment he has fielded in Chivas USA's first three preseason matches, but there's a lot to it that seems to suit the Goats' personnel. It positions Juan Pablo Angel, as true a pure striker as h...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  8. RSL ends Sounders year, Kellers career

    Scott French

    Real Salt Lake conceded twice at the start of the second half, then held on as Seattle sought a necessary third goal, claiming a 3-2 aggregate victory Wednesday night in the other Western Conference first-round series to set up a showdown Sunday with...

    Blog | November 02, 2011
  9. MLS: Houston, K.C. open with wins

    Scott French

    Higher-seeded road teams won both Eastern Conference playoff openers Saturday, with conference champ Sporting Kansas City using two Teal Bunbury goals to knock off defending MLS Cup champion Colorado and Houston scoring twice in the first half en rou...

    Blog | October 30, 2011
  10. MLS: Defending champs advance

    Scott French

    Omar Cummings' first goal since early August was enough for the Colorado Rapids in a wild-card game played in freezing temperatures. The Rapids, the defending MLS Cup champs, tallied at the end of the first half to beat the visiting Columbus Crew,...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  11. GALAXY: Fine win not worthy of champagne

    Scott French

    CARSON -- The Galaxy's response to its Labor Day collapse in Kansas City was succinct and explosive. Their domination of the first 45 minutes Friday night against reigning MLS Cup champion Colorado was comprehensive, and the reward was a playoff bert...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  12. GALAXY: Gonzalez takes the next step

    Scott French

    CARSON -- Landon Donovan has scored 11 goals. David Beckham has assisted a dozen. Theirs are the names everyone knows, the guys who get all the attention -- and neither might be the Galaxy's MVP this season. L.A.'s success in 2011 has been primari...

    Blog | September 08, 2011
  13. CHIVAS USA: Angel's smart start helps in draw

    Scott French

    Chivas USA wasn't much better than all right when it visited MLS Cup champion Colorado on Saturday night, but that was enough to share in the points -- and not so much to diminish the effort of its celebrated newcomer. Juan Pablo Angel, acquired f...

    Blog | August 21, 2011
  14. CHIVAS USA: Courtois joins Angel, delivers draw

    Scott French

    Juan Pablo Angel scored a brilliant goal in his Chivas USA debut, and another newcomer came up huge at the finish Saturday night. French midfielder Laurent Courtois, making just his third appearance for the Goats, tallied in the 86th minute to deliv...

    Blog | August 20, 2011
  15. CHIVAS USA: Angel era begins for Goats

    Scott French

    Chivas USA has had more prominent stars -- Mexican legends Claudio Suarez and Ramon Ramirez finished their careers for the Rojiblancos -- but it's fair to say L.A.'s No. 2 club has never had a difference-maker like this before. Juan Pablo Angel, wid...

    Blog | August 20, 2011
  16. CHIVAS USA: Conrad buzzed about next chapter

    Scott French

    CARSON -- The buzzing in his brain didn't die down for nearly three months, and it has never departed completely, so Jimmy Conrad finally took the advice of friends, family and a fraternity he'd never wanted to join and stepped away from the field fo...

    Blog | August 18, 2011