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Apr 20, 2015 at 12am UK at Yankee Stadium
NY CityNew York City FC
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PortlandPortland Timbers
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Asprilla (79')

Result: Dairon Asprilla strikes late against New York City

New York City slump to a home defeat at the hands of Portland Timbers, thanks to a late Dairon Asprilla goal.

New York City are still struggling to ignite their maiden MLS campaign after a late goal from Dairon Asprilla saw Portland Timbers narrowly win at Yankee Stadium.

The Blues almost took an early lead when Patrick Mullins forced Adam Kwarasey into a flying save after he latched on to Khiry Shelton's pass.

Portland almost edged ahead just after the break when Asprilla headed the ball into Darlington Nagbe's path, but his low effort was turned away by Josh Saunders.

New York tried to forge a breakthrough themselves with 19 minutes remaining, but Mehdi Ballouchy was denied by Kwarasey.

Instead, it was the Timbers who found the back of the net when Asprilla scored his first goal of the season.

City laid siege to the Portland goal in the dying moments, with Shelton seeing two shots saved in a matter of seconds before Kwadwo Poku and Javier Calle missed the target as the visitors held on to move up to seventh in the Western Conference standings.

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Thursday's key events


ROWING
· Comeback queen and super-mum Helen Glover goes for her third Olympic gold alongside Polly Swann in the women's pair final (1.30am)
· There is also a medal on offer for GB pair Emily Craig and Imogen Grant in the lightweight women's double scull final (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· As second-fastest qualifier for the final, Team GB's James Wilby is among the medal contenders in the men's 200m breaststroke (2.44am)
· Alys Thomas takes part in the women's 200m butterfly final, although he faces a difficult task to challenge for the medals (3.28am)
· Caeleb Dressel of the USA has been touted by some as the successor to Michael Phelps, and he has the chance to notch up a fourth Olympic gold in the men's 100m freestyle final (3.37am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· After Team GB's men narrowly missed out on a medal, the women get their campaign underway against the Russian Olympic Committee (3am) and New Zealand (10.30am)

HOCKEY
· It is a Great Britain vs. Netherlands double-header, with the men up first in Pool B (4.15am)
· Most eyes will be on the women's showdown between the two nations, though, as Netherlands - the world's best team - look to gain revenge on GB for defeat in the 2016 Olympic final (11am)

CANOE SLALOM
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ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· With Simone Biles now out of the women's all-around final, the competition has been blown wide open. Team GB twins Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova are among those taking part (11.50am-2.05pm)

> Today's schedule in full
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Eastern Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1New England RevolutionNew England16103330191133
2Nashville SCNashville1568124141026
3Orlando City157442319425
4Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia166642016424
5Columbus Crew156631612424
6New York City FCNY City1472526151123
7CF MontrealMontreal156452018222
8DC United156272118320
9New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls145361817118
10Atlanta UnitedAtlanta152851418-414
11Toronto153482032-1213
12FC CincinnatiCincinnati143471729-1213
13Chicago Fire153391727-1012
14Inter MiamiInter Miami132381023-139

Western Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1New England RevolutionNew England16103330191133
2Nashville SCNashville1568124141026
3Orlando City157442319425
4Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia166642016424
5Columbus Crew156631612424
6New York City FCNY City1472526151123
7CF MontrealMontreal156452018222
8DC United156272118320
9New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls145361817118
10Atlanta UnitedAtlanta152851418-414
11Toronto153482032-1213
12FC CincinnatiCincinnati143471729-1213
13Chicago Fire153391727-1012
14Inter MiamiInter Miami132381023-139

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