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Jul 25, 2015 at 4am UK at Rio Tinto Stadium
Salt LakeReal Salt Lake
2-1
KansasSporting Kansas City
Morales (34'), Plata (73' pen.)
FT(HT: 1-0)
Feilhaber (50')

Result: Joao Plata penalty secures Real Salt Lake win over Sporting Kansas City

Result: Joao Plata penalty secures Salt Lake win
Real Salt Lake edge out Sporting Kansas City with a 2-1 victory in their MLS clash thanks to goals from Javier Morales and Joao Plata.

A second-half penalty from Joao Plata was enough to guide Real Salt Lake to a 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City in the MLS.

The visitors were the first team to threaten when Marcel de Jong lifted the ball in from the left and Roger Espinoza headed at goal, but his effort was saved by Jeff Attinella.

Real hit back with a good opportunity of their own when Plata latched on to the ball outside the box and drilled a left-footed strike towards the bottom corner, but Tim Melia made a good stop.

Salt Lake took the lead in the 34th minute when Javier Morales weaved his way through the Sporting defence before slotting an effort under Melia into the net.

The home side came close to doubling their lead just before the break as Abdoulie Mansally lifted the ball into the penalty area, but Plata's first-time strike clattered off the post.

In the second half, Kansas City drew level through an impressive strike from substitute Benny Feilhaber from distance as he curled an effort into the bottom corner.

Salt Lake almost retook the lead as Luke Mulholland raided forward down the right and cut the ball back across to Devon Sandoval, but the forward's effort crashed off the post.

Jacob Peterson could have handed the visitors the advantage as he latched on to alow cross from Krisztian Nemeth, but Attinella made a reaction stop to deny the striker.

The hosts were presented with the chance to go ahead when Olmes Garcia was brought down in the penalty area and a spot kick was awarded. Plata took the penalty and buried his strike past Melia.

Sporting pushed to get back into the game, but Attinella continued to be in inspired form as he made another good save to stop Peterson's close-range strike from finding the net.

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Wednesday's key events


ROWING
· Team GB have dominated the men's coxless fours in recent Olympics, winning on each of the last five occasions, but this year they face some stiff competition. They are one of four rowing medal contenders for Great Britain today (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus face off again in the women's 200m freestyle final, with the latter having already come out on top in the 400m event (2.41am)
· Team GB's Abbie Wood is among the medal contenders in the women's 200m individual medley final, while teammate Alicia Wilson will also take part. USA's Kate Douglass was the fastest qualifier, while world and Olympic record holder Katinka Hosszu is also involved (3.45am)
· Katie Ledecky could make it two golds in one morning as she goes into the 1500m freestyle final as heavy favourite, having broken the Olympic record in qualifying (3.54am)
· Team GB were by far the fastest qualifiers for the men's 4x200m freestyle relay final and will therefore be favourites for another gold in the pool (4.26am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB take on New Zealand in the first men's semi-final, having been beaten by reigning champions Fiji but then come from behind to overcome USA on day two (3am)
· The sevens gold medal match takes place at Tokyo Stadium, with the winner of Great Britain vs. New Zealand taking on either Argentina or Fiji (10am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Joe Fraser and James Hall compete for Team GB in the men's all-around final (11.15am-2.10pm)

CYCLING
· Anna Shackley will take part in the women's road time trial (from 3.30am)
· Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart have medal ambitions for Great Britain in the men's road time trial, although both will need to recover from the crash they suffered on Saturday (6am)

DIVING
· Jack Laugher bids to retain his men's 3m synchro diving title alongside new partner Daniel Goodfellow (7am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Charlotte Dujardin will look to add to her already legendary status with a third successive Olympic individual dressage title (9.30am-1.25pm)

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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

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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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