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  1. July 11/12: What to watch, where to go

    Scott French

    WEDNESDAY, JULY 11 TELEVISION MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER Vancouver Whitecaps at Toronto FC MLS Direct Kick, 4 p.m. These Canadian rivals are in very different places: The 'Caps are in fine shape for a Western Conference playoff berth with half a s...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  2. 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
  3. GALAXY: Portland win breeds belief

    Scott French

    CARSON -- The Galaxy had spent nearly a month in the Western Conference cellar before Sunday afternoon's victory over the Portland Timbers, but the weight of their performance -- and the circumstances in which it was achieved -- has them thinking the...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  4. LOCALS: Pali, Sounders on course

    Scott French

    The W-League's Western Conference title appears to be headed the Pali Blues' way or to the Seattle Sounders. They're the chief contenders just four weeks into the campaign. Pali completed sweeps of its Southern California rivals, both of them one-go...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  5. 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
  6. Best in L.A.? Not the Galaxy

    Scott French

    Much ado, of course, over the Western Conference standings five weeks into the Major League Soccer season, with the Galaxy -- defending champion and, after a couple of big offseason additions, odds-on favorites to repeat -- sitting at the bottom, nin...

    Blog | April 08, 2012
  7. GALAXY 2012: Trophies are the aim

    Scott French

    CARSON -- Things aren't particularly complicated with the Galaxy. They're expected to win, and anything less isn't acceptable, not after three straight Western Conference titles, back-to-back Supporters' Shields and last November's triumph in the MLS...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  8. GALAXY 2012: 5 burning questions

    Scott French

    1. CAN THE GALAXY REPEAT?Short answer: Of course, they can. But it won't be simple. They're better on paper than a year ago, with one notable exception (see No. 3), but the unbalanced schedule and immense quality in the Western Conference means that ...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  9. GALAXY: Another loss? No big deal

    Scott French

    CARSON -- The last time the Galaxy lost three in a row? Go back to the 2008 regular season, before Bruce Arena was deeply into the rebuild that would take the club to 2009 Western Conference title (and MLS Cup final), Supporters' Shields the past two...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  10. GALAXY: Olave, no Borchers, for RSL

    Scott French

    CARSON -- Jamison Olave passed his fitness test and is in Real Salt Lake's lineup for Sunday evening's Western Conference final against the Galaxy at Home Depot Center, and Nat Borchers is available on the bench. Olave, last year's MLS Defender of...

    Blog | November 06, 2011
  11. GALAXY: Crowded schedule a plus?

    Scott French

    CARSON -- Neither the Galaxy nor Real Salt Lake will be at peak freshness when Major League Soccer's Western Conference final kicks off Sunday evening at Home Depot Center, not after 10 months of battle, but the Utahns believe their absence from the ...

    Blog | November 06, 2011
  12. GALAXY: RSL crisis might be a game-changer

    Scott French

    CARSON -- The situation couldn't be more perfect for the Galaxy heading into Sunday's Western Conference title game. They're at home (where they haven't lost all season), are as near to full strength as they've been at any point (Juninho's return fr...

    Blog | November 05, 2011
  13. GALAXY: Arena expects RSL backs to play

    Scott French

    The biggest question about Sunday's Western Conference final concerns the statuses of Real Salt Lake's Jamison Olave and Nat Borchers, two of Major League Soccer's finest center backs. Both departed the Utahns' playoff opener last weekend against Se...

    Blog | November 04, 2011
  14. GALAXY: 3 reasons L.A. is moving on

    Scott French

    CARSON -- The Galaxy is back in the Western Conference final, third year in a row, and it didn't come easy. They conceded a fourth-minute goal to Luke Rodgers, rallied to tie -- and go ahead on aggregate -- on Mike Magee's second goal of the first...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  15. Donovan heads to Europe before Cup

    Scott French

    If the Galaxy advance Thursday night against New York, then beat Real Salt Lake in Sunday's Western Conference final, Landon Donovan will miss some of the preparations for the Nov. 20 MLS Cup title game. Nothing out of the ordinary. Donovan (Re...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  16. 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