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  1. Donovan: Mexico is a 'well-oiled machine'

    Scott French

    MEXICO CITY -- Landon Donovan is a veteran of the soccer clashes with Mexico, one of the chief figures behind the United States' dominance in the rivalry from 2000 through early 2009 -- and one of the most hated U.S. players, at least on this side of...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  2. July 1/2: What to watch, where to go

    Scott French

    SUNDAY, JULY 1 TELEVISION 2012 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP Spain vs. Italy ESPN and ESPN Deportes, 11:30 a.m. The Spaniards with a win would become the first side ever to win three successive major championships, but they're hypnotic brand of pos...

    Blog | July 01, 2012
  3. CHIVAS: No expectations vs. lowly Hoops

    Scott French

    Chivas USA spent most of the last month taking points off Major League Soccer's biggest sides, then climbing to within a point of the Western Conference's playoff zone with an impressive victory over a pretty good Montreal side. Now they get a tas...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  4. GALAXY: Is result secondary at RSL?

    Scott French

    There might be no more difficult road game in Major League Soccer than against Real Salt Lake, a combination of atmosphere, altitude and the fact the home team is probably the best side in the league. It's the challenge facing the Galaxy following...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  5. LOCALS: Ties take Tucson to the top

    Scott French

    The Ventura County Fusion learned Saturday night how real is the threat posed newcomers FC Tucson. The Premier Development League expansion side rallied for a 1-1 draw although down a man in a showdown of the Southwest Division's Nos. 1 and 2 club...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  6. GALAXY: L.A. can't finish, takes the fifth

    Scott French

    CARSON -- The Galaxy lost five games all of the 2011 Major League Soccer season, and two of those were giveaways, with B sides sent in to absorb defeat in New York at the end of a insane stretch in early October and in the season finale at Houston a ...

    Blog | May 05, 2012
  7. CHIVAS USA: Minda makes an impact

    Scott French

    The intricacies of soccer formations can be incredibly nuanced -- or overanalyzed to sometimes ridiculous proportions. As Robin Fraser says of how his Chivas USA side lines up: "Depends on how you want to write it up. It's a 4-3-3, 4-5-1, 4-2-3-1, 4-...

    Blog | April 28, 2012
  8. GALAXY: Beckham no Olympic certainty

    Scott French

    David Beckham has made no secret of his desire to play for a unified Great Britain side at this summer's London Olympics, which will take place in his hometown. Sounds like he'll have to earn the honor. G.B. manager Stuart Pearce told BBC Sport that...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  9. Cardozo pledges 'future' to Goats

    Scott French

    Paolo Cardozo acknowledges that it feels a little weird to be on the other side of Home Depot Center following Tuesday's trade to Chivas USA from the Galaxy, but he's embracing his newest challenge and says wants to do what he can to bring the Goats ...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  10. GALAXY: D better, but K.C. dominates

    Scott French

    Could it possibly just be that the Galaxy isn't very good? It's something worthy of consideration following their latest defeat, a 1-0 decision Saturday afternoon to a vastly superior Sporting Kansas City side, in which L.A.'s vaunted attack -- mi...

    Blog | April 07, 2012
  11. PREPS: Crescenta Valley stuns El Rancho

    Scott French

    El Rancho High School's quest for perfection fell at one of the last hurdles, courtesy of another unbeaten side. Crescenta Valley scored goals four minutes apart in the first half, then defended gamely en route to a 3-0 upset of the top-seeded Don...

    Blog | March 03, 2012
  12. CHIVAS USA: Goats release Cortez

    Scott French

    CARSON -- Chivas USA is heading to Portland a little lighter. The club Saturday released forward Chris Cortez and left two trialists at home when it departed Sunday for the final phase of preseason. Cortez, 23, lost his battle for a roster spot, dro...

    Blog | February 26, 2012
  13. CHIVAS USA: Awful start, decent finish

    Scott French

    CARSON -- Chivas USA coach Robin Fraser was not pleased with his side's effort in the first half Tuesday morning against the Galaxy. The Goats, fielding close to a first-choice lineup against a group of second- and third-teamers, played listless, mis...

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  14. MLS DRAFT: Galaxy's grasp exceeds reach

    Scott French

    Tommy Meyer had been a Galaxy defender all of five minutes before the tweet landed. Landon Donovan, from the other side of the Atlantic, officially welcomed Meyer to the club with a simple "Let's welcome [Meyer] to the Galaxy family/defense!" on his ...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  15. Best Bets Jan. 5/6: What to watch

    Scott French

    THURSDAY, JAN. 5 TELEVISION SPANISH COPA DEL REY Sevilla at Valencia GolTV, 1 p.m. Both sides had to sweat a little before notching first-round triumphs over lesser foes, but this round-of-16 first leg is better suited for the quarterfinals...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  16. A misunderstanding, Friedel says

    Scott French

    Brad Friedel's criticism of Landon Donovan? It's all a misunderstanding, the American goalkeeper said Friday, after his remarks to BBC's World Service earlier this week caused a major stir in soccer circles on this side of the Atlantic. "Not in a mi...

    Blog | December 09, 2011