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Western Conference Finals

October 05, 2002|Paul Gutierrez

No. 1 Galaxy vs.

No. 5 Colorado

Records, including playoffs: Galaxy 18-10-3, Rapids 15-12-4.

Season series: even, 2-2-0.

Radio: KDIS (710), KTNQ (1020, Spanish).

Playoff series: Game 1 today at Rose Bowl, 7 p.m.; Game 2 Wednesday at Denver, 6:30 p.m. PDT; Game 3 (if necessary) Oct. 12 at Cal State Fullerton, 7 p.m.

Update: Colorado's 1-0 overtime win on April 27 is the lone smudge on the Galaxy's sterling 13-1-2 record at the Rose Bowl, including the playoffs. And while the Galaxy and Rapids split their four meetings this year, the Galaxy held a 9-5 advantage in aggregate goals. Still, the Galaxy must respect the Rapids' high-scoring quartet of Chris Carrieri, Mark Chung, Chris Henderson and John Spencer. The Rapids are coming off an exhausting series with the Dallas Burn.

Prediction: Galaxy.

Tickets: (877) 342-5299.

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