Some action from the Cosmos’ 0-0 tie with the San Francisco Deltas. (Photo courtesy of the Cosmos)

BROOKLYN, N.Y.  – The Cosmos’ unbeaten streak reached six games as they played a scoreless draw with the San Francisco Deltas at MCU Park Saturday night.

New York, which is 3-0-3 during that span, hasn’t lost in a month, not since a 3-0 defeat to Miami FC in its April 1 home opener to the North American Soccer League season.

“We are very pleased with tonight’s performance,” Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese said. “We always want to get three points, but more important than that is the fact that we are getting closer to our true identity. That gives us a good feeling about the future.”

An even start to the first half saw few chances from both teams. The Cosmos had the first say, sending a shot just wide of the far post in the 22nd minute before a crowd of 5,421.

The Deltas neared the net in the 25th minute when a Greg Jordan through ball found forward Thomas Heinemann, who tested Cosmos goalkeeper Brian Holt, playing for Jimmy Maurer, from close range.

As the break drew near, San Francisco found the net through Reiner, but the defender was caught offside. New York dominated possession, making use of their home field advantage. Neither team could find the rhythm.

In the second half, a cross from midfielder Emmanuel Ledesma found midfielder Javi Márquez, whose header bounced off the crossbar. Soon after, a ball from Ledesma hit the side netting. A free kick in the 56th minute saw another chance from Márquez, but his shot went off target.

New York continued to control the run of play, creating chance after chance from set pieces. Defender Jimmy Mulligan had a chance to capitalize on the rebound after a corner. Midfielder Andrés Flores weaved in and out of San Francisco’s back line.

Midfielder Danny Szetela and goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer were honored for reaching 100 club appearances for the Cosmos this season. Szetela and Maurer became the third and fourth players with 100 games for the club in the Modern Era, joining teammates Ayoze and Carlos Mendes, who reached the milestone last season.

The Cosmos play at North Carolina FC Sunday June 4 at 4 p.m.

The team will return to MCU Park on Wednesday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. as it will host FC Edmonton.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at