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Result: Stubborn Sporting Kansas City hold Portland Timbers

The Portland Timbers play out a goalless draw with Western Conference rivals Sporting Kansas City at Providence Park.

The Portland Timbers and Sporting Kansas City remain level on points in mid-table in the Western Conference after playing out a goalless draw at Providence Park.

In a first half with very few opportunities at either end, Portland wasted a good chance when Diego Valeri picked out Fanendo Adi, whose tame effort was easily kept out by Tim Melia.

Kansas invited more pressure by dropping deeper either side of the interval, but they survived another extended spell of pressure when Adi headed straight at Melia from Jorge Villafana's inviting cross.

Melia continued to be in defiant form throughout the second half, and he made another crucial save to deny Lucas Melano after Valeri had capitalised on a stray pass to find his teammate.

Despite being kept on the back foot for long spells, Kansas could have taken the lead against the run of play when Graham Zusi rattled the post with a powerful strike.

A winning goal still seemed to be a possibility as Portland piled the pressure on in the closing stages, but they wasted another opportunity when Maximiliano Urruti sent an effort just wide of the post.

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Fanendo Adi #9 of the Portland Timbers celebrates his second half goal, as Eric Avila #15 of Chivas USA looks on at StubHub Center on May 28, 2014
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia177822213929
2CF MontrealMontreal179263229329
3New York City FCNY City1684431171428
4New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls177552619726
5Orlando City177462023-325
6New England RevolutionNew England176652726124
7FC CincinnatiCincinnati177372730-324
8Columbus Crew165652018221
9Inter MiamiInter Miami166371725-821
10Charlotte FCCharlotte FC176291721-420
11Atlanta UnitedAtlanta155462322119
12Toronto175392432-818
13Chicago Fire174581522-717
14DC United154291827-914

Western Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia177822213929
2CF MontrealMontreal179263229329
3New York City FCNY City1684431171428
4New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls177552619726
5Orlando City177462023-325
6New England RevolutionNew England176652726124
7FC CincinnatiCincinnati177372730-324
8Columbus Crew165652018221
9Inter MiamiInter Miami166371725-821
10Charlotte FCCharlotte FC176291721-420
11Atlanta UnitedAtlanta155462322119
12Toronto175392432-818
13Chicago Fire174581522-717
14DC United154291827-914

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