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TONIGHT: MUTINY AT N.Y./N.J.

WHEN/WHERE: 7; Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.

RADIO: WWBA-AM 1040, WAMA-AM 1550 (Spanish).

RECORDS: Mutiny 6-4, MetroStars 3-6.

COACHES: Mutiny _ Tim Hankinson. MetroStars _ Octavio Zambrano.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Mutiny _ M Carlos Valderrama, F Raul Diaz Arce, M Manny Lagos, F Mamadou Diallo, G Scott Garlick. MetroStars _ M Mark Chung, M Tab Ramos, G Mike Ammann, F Adolfo Valencia, M Petter Villegas.

NOTES: Mutiny midfielder Steve Ralston did not make the trip. He has a bruised right ankle and will miss his first game because of injury since September 1998. F Eric Quill will travel after missing two games with a left hamstring strain. MetroStars defender Lothar Matthaus will not play because of yellow-card point accumulation. Hankinson said there is a possibility two forwards will play tonight with Ralston out. Midfielder Daniel Hernandez has played three games for the MetroStars since being traded by Tampa Bay three weeks ago. The Mutiny leads the series 10-6 but has lost the past two matches. The Mutiny is 0-4 on the road this season and hasn't won away from Raymond James Stadium since October 6, 1999, 4-2 against D.C. United. General manager Nick Sakiewicz faces his old club for the first time since taking over the MetroStars in January. Sakiewicz's teams were 43-53 in three years with the Mutiny and he is 47-59 overall as a general manager. A.S. Roma will play Benfica of Portugal in an exhibition after the match.

_ Compiled by Rodney Page.

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