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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: A little break

    Scott French

    Major League Soccer is taking a couple of weeks off, for the most part. Yes, there are more U.S. Open Cup matches next week, one league game this weekend and another next weekend, plus the usual amount of MLS Reserve League action, but this is the le...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  3. MLS Power Rankings: Open horizon

    Scott French

    Major League Soccer has a heavy slate this week before heading into a two-week break to accommodate FIFA's international schedule and the start of summer qualifying for the 2014 World Cup. MLS clubs won't be off. The 16 U.S. teams in the league en...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  4. MLS Power Rankings: Playoff-bound?

    Scott French

    The jockeying among Major League Soccer's hopefuls is already fierce, especially in the Western Conference, in which the new, unbalanced schedule has made absolutely every game vital. We're only about a third into the regular season -- the playoffs ...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  5. CHIVAS: Minda + big stops = 3 points

    Scott French

    Sometimes it takes a bit of skill, sometimes a bit of luck. Chivas USA needed both on a windy afternoon in Toronto to pull out another road victory Saturday, its third in a row. Oswaldo Minda's first Major League Soccer goal, two clearances off th...

    Blog | April 14, 2012
  6. CHIVAS: Next step is successive success

    Scott French

    If Chivas USA did indeed turn a very important corner in last weekend's victory at Portland, they'll need to build on it Saturday when they visit Toronto FC -- the worst team in Major League Soccer, according to the standings -- looking for back-to-b...

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  7. MLS Power Rankings: Bridge to London

    Scott French

    CARSON -- Attention this week turns to CONCACAF's qualifiers for this summer's Olympics, with Group A -- featuring the U.S. -- opening Thursday in Nashville, and Group B starting Friday at Home Depot Center. The local games include Mexico and Hond...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  8. GALAXY: There are pluses to ouster

    Scott French

    CARSON -- The Galaxy's unexpected collapse in the CONCACAF Champions League came as a body blow for Major League Soccer's top team. "We definitely expected to advance," noted captain Landon Donovan, who before both quarterfinal legs with Toronto FC s...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  9. GALAXY: Mistakes end CCL dream

    Scott French

    CARSON -- The Galaxy's unexpected exit Wednesday night from the CONCACAF Champions League exposed, or perhaps confirmed, weaknesses at the back while illustrating that it's not how many chances are created but rather what is done with them. L.A. d...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  10. GALAXY: Toronto ends CCL run

    Scott French

    CARSON -- An own goal started the Galaxy's downfall in their Major League Soccer opener last weekend. Another gave them life in the CONCACAF Champions League. Ultimately, it wasn't enough, as L.A. sputtered out of the regional club championship We...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  11. GALAXY: Recurring mistakes a concern

    Scott French

    TORONTO -- The most concerning thing about the Galaxy's poor start to Wednesday's CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal opener is how familiar were the breakdowns. A poorly handled corner kick and an inability to mark a runner on a cross provided...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  12. GALAXY: Donovan saves it for late

    Scott French

    TORONTO -- Things couldn't have started much worse for the Galaxy on Wednesday night: Two crosses, two defensive miscues, two goals, and a gaping deficit to be bridged to keep alive the hope of a continental title. Mission accomplished. The Gal...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  13. MLS Power Rankings, Week 32

    Scott French

    Nine of 10 playoff berths have been determined, and the last could be taken by Thursday, so things look pretty simple headed in the final week of Major League Soccer's regular season, right? Hardly. MLS has jumped on the head-to-head-tiebreaker ba...

    Blog | October 19, 2011
  14. CHIVAS USA: Goats make a statement

    Scott French

    Whether Chivas USA makes it into Major League Soccer's playoffs -- and the smart money says no -- it's 3-0 win Saturday night at Home Depot Center over Toronto FC says plenty about how far the club has come this season. It was a statement victory,...

    Blog | September 25, 2011
  15. MLS Power Rankings, Week 25: A needed break

    Scott French

    All but five Major League Soccer teams are off, so to speak, until at least the middle of next week, a rare occasion in which the league honors FIFA's international fixture dates -- and nobody's complaining. More than 50 MLS players are with their...

    Blog | August 31, 2011
  16. MLS Power Rankings, Week 21

    Scott French

    The U.S. not only isn't going to win a World Cup with a roster full of Major League Soccer players, it'll never get to a World Cup with such talent. So what role does MLS play in preparing the national team for the game's biggest games? Plenty. L...

    Blog | August 03, 2011