Dome Torrent: “Today we deserved more and get the three points.” ( Photo)

BRONX — For New York City FC, it is a question of results vs. performance.

For the sixth time in nine matches this season, City ended up with a draw and only one point after its 1-1 tie with Orlando City SC Saturday afternoon.

The result left the team with a 2-1-6, good for 11 points.

Despite the draw, head coach Dome Torrent was satisfied with his team’s performance.

“I’m happy with the performance,” he said. “We deserve more and that’s my opinion. Sometimes they deserve more and you are unable to win. Today we deserved more and get the three points, but it’s not so bad for us because we had three games in a row, in seven days. If you compare right now to one month ago we play much better and it’s because they understand the way we want play.”

Yet, Torrent wasn’t worried about not getting a win at home. NYCFC is undefeated at Yankee Stadium at 1-0-4, but has accrued only seven out of a possible 15 points.

“If you ask me about the performance for example, I’m happy with the performance of the players,” he said. “The most important thing is how you’re feeling, if you’re feeling better than how you did one month ago, even when we play away or home for me we are [heading] the right way to play in the playoffs. … I’m not worried about the results just for the results. I’m worried when we are not able to play well. That is when I’m worried.”

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