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TONIGHT: L.A. AT MUTINY

WHEN/WHERE: 7:30 p.m., Tampa Stadium.

TV/RADIO: WSUN-AM 620, WAMA-AM 1550.

RECORDS: Los Angeles 13-4, Tampa Bay 11-8.

COACHES: Los Angeles _ Lothar Osiander, Tampa Bay _ Thomas Rongen.

TICKETS: $7-$22.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Los Angeles _ Eduardo Hurtado, F; Cobi Jones, F/M; Mauricio Cienfuegos, M; Robin Fraser, D; Dan Calichman, D; Mark Semioli, D; David Kramer, GK. Tampa Bay _ Carlos Valderrama, M; Roy Lassiter, F; Giuseppe Galderisi, F; Martin Vasquez, M; Steve Pittman, D; Cle Kooiman, D; Mark Dougherty, GK.

NOTES: The Mutiny, coming off a 1-0 loss on a controversial goal at Columbus on Thursday night, is playing its fourth game in 10 days. And this is a big one. The Eastern Conference-leading Mutiny looks to beat the Western Conference-leading Galaxy for the first time after two losses. The Galaxy won 2-1 in Tampa on June 1 and 3-2 in a shootout before 92,216 at the Rose Bowl on June 16. Vasquez, Pittman and Galderisi return from one-game suspensions, and Valderrama, who also missed the Columbus game, is back from a hamstring injury. But left wing Evans Wise sprained an ankle Thursday and will be out indefinitely, and left wing Adam Frye received two yellow cards in that game and must sit out a game. Look for midfielder Goran Hunjak to fill that spot. L.A. goalkeeper, Jorge Campos, is with Mexico's Olympic team and will miss his third consecutive game. The Galaxy was 12-0, the best start in American outdoor soccer history, then lost four straight. It ended that skid Sunday with a 3-0 win over the New York/New Jersey MetroStars. Andrew Shue, star of Melrose Place, is out with a separated shoulder and did not make the trip.

_ BRIAN LANDMAN

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