* When: Today, 4:30 p.m., Game 1 of the best-of-three Western Conference semifinals.
* Where: Rose Bowl, Pasadena.
* Schedule: Game 2 Oct. 24, Mile High Stadium, Denver (Noon PDT, ESPN). Game 3, if necessary, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m., Rose Bowl.
HOW THEY MATCH UP
Kevin Hartman played all 32 games for the Galaxy and led the league with the lowest goals-against average in MLS history at 0.91 per game. Ian Feuer, who took over as the Rapids' starter when Marcus Hahnemann was sold to a team in England, finished with a 10-9 record and was sixth in MLS with a 1.22 goals-against average.
The Galaxy back line of Ezra Hendrickson, Paul Caligiuri, Robin Fraser and Greg Vanney, supported by defensive midfielder Danny Pena and sometimes featuring Steve Jolley, led the league by giving up only 29 goals. Colorado's defense set a club record with 12 shutouts, but gave up 39 goals.