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Up next for Galaxy: Sunday vs. Seattle

Western Conference finals begin at the Home Depot Center.

November 11, 2012

vs. Seattle Sounders

When: 6.

Where: Home Depot Center.

On the air: TV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes; Radio: 1150, 1220.

Regular-season records: Galaxy 16-12-6, Seattle 15-8-11.

Record vs. Seattle: 1-2.

Update: Seattle is playing in a conference final for the first time in its four-year history, thanks in large part to a defense that has given up only two goals in its last seven MLS matches — including consecutive shutouts of Real Salt Lake in the semifinals. Sounders keeper Michael Gspurning leads MLS with a 0.67 goals-against average while giving up one goal in three starts against the Galaxy. He'll face a different Galaxy on Sunday, one that leads the postseason in scoring with five goals in three games. On Saturday, the league fined and suspended Seattle defender Marc Burch for three games for offensive language during Thursday's game. The conference final is a two-leg, home-and-home series with the team scoring the most total goals advancing.

The conference final is a two-leg, home-and-home series with the team scoring the most total goals advancing to next month's MLS Cup final.

—Kevin Baxter

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