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New York City FC v Portland Timbers – live!

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Greetings from Yankee Stadium where NYC FC and Portland are desperate to snap out of their respective funks. New York City is coming off a 1-1 draw against Philadelphia on Thursday that saw their winless streak extended to four games, while the Timbers, who have won only once this season, are coming off a 2-0 loss to Orlando City. Stand by for news on the teams.

Bryan will be here shortly. In the meantime why not check out Richard Whittall’s assessment of the overdue Timbers:

Despite the imminent returns of Diego Valeri (torn ACL) and Will Johnson (broken leg) to a Portland team which is dead last in the Western Conference with a single win to their credit, there is evidence that the Timbers are due, and not simply because of the otherwise impressive form of Fanendo Adi, Diego Chara and Dairon Asprilla, who all looked dangerous despite a 2-0 loss at home last weekend to Orlando City. There are statistical reasons as well.

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