Southern California products lead U.S. to World Cup final & more

i-e2fd06a70f434a04c25cdd7a524c076d-Abbyfrance.jpgWinning Wambach: Another Abby Wambach header, another U.S. win. I believe she missed this attempt, but connected on another header and scored in the 3-1 U.S. win (AP Photo).

*Southern California stars shone brightly this morning at the World Cup with UCLA’s Lauren Cheney getting the first U.S. goal and creating the second from a corner kick for Hermosa Beach resident Abby Wambach, while Diamond Bar’s Alex Morgan added the third in the 3-1 semifinal win over France at the World Cup.

*The Galaxy and Real Madrid held a press conference Tuesday ahead of Saturday’s friendly at the Coliseum.

*The Galaxy face the Sounders tonight in Seattle in the U.S. Open Cup.

*Chivas USA’s next opponent – the New York Red Bulls – were stunned by Chicago last night in the U.S. Open Cup. The Red Bulls and Chivas USA meet Saturday in Carson.

*A rookie goalkeeper scored a stunning goal for the San Jose Earthquakes against England’s West Bromwich Albion, which plays Sunday in Ventura against the PDL Fusion.

*Club America and Atlas clash tonight at 7:30 at Home Depot Center in Reto Aguila II. Tickets are still available.

*The USL Pro Los Angeles Blues, who have played most of their games in Orange County at Cal State Fullerton, have now edged even further from LA despite their name and will play their three remaining home matches at Norco College’s Mustang Stadium in Riverside County.

From what I’ve heard it’s a money-saving move as the minor league team bleeds red ink.

Updated

The U.S. will face Japan in Sunday’s final. It airs at 11 a.m. on ESPN and Galavision.

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