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Oct 25, 2015 at 11pm UK at Jeld-Wen Field
PortlandPortland Timbers
4-1
ColoradoColorado Rapids
Nagbe (5', 33'), Villafana (63'), Adi (88')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Badji (13')

Result: Portland through to MLS playoffs

Portland Timbers thrash Colorado Rapids 4-1 to seal an MLS Cup playoff spot.

Portland Timbers were unable to secure a Conference semi-final spot but progressed to the MLS Cup playoffs with a comfortable victory over Colorado Rapids.

The home side just needed to win to secure their post-season berth and they were on their way after only four minutes when Darlington Nagbe picked himself up after being fouled 25 yards out to send a fine free kick over the wall and into the back of the net.

However, they sat back after the early breakthrough and were too complacent as Rapids equalised just nine minutes later, Dominique Badji's effort from the edge of the box deflecting in off Liam Ridgewell to restore parity.

Shortly after the half-hour mark Nagbe struck again to put his side back in front when he flicked a looping header into the top corner of Zac MacMath's goal from Lucas Melano's cross.

Jorge Villafana added a third after 62 minutes when he drilled in a left-footed shot from 15 yards, before top scorer Fanendo Adi met Dairon Asprilla's cross to convert his 16th goal of the season from close range to add some gloss to the scoreline.

Timbers were denied an automatic route straight into the Conference semi-finals, however, as Vancouver Whitecaps secured victory over Houston Dynamo.

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Monday's key events


TRIATHLON
· Jonny Brownlee will look to make the most of his brother Alistair's absence as he goes for gold in the men's triathlon (10.30pm-1am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB get their campaign underway with two matches, against Canada and Japan (from 1.30am)

SWIMMING
· One of Team GB's biggest gold medal hopes, Adam Peaty, will take part in the 100m breaststroke final. (3.12am)
· Ariarne Titmus and Katie Ledecky go head to head for gold in the women's 400m freestyle final (3.20am)

DIVING
· Tom Daley and Matty Lee take part in the men's 10m synchro final (7am-8am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· The men's team final takes place (11am)

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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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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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