Gary Mackay-Steven, who had his team’s best scoring chance, and his NYCFC teamamtes could not find a goal. (Adam Richins-USA TODAY Sports)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New York City FC and the New England Revolution played to a rather uneventful scoreless draw at Foxborough Stadium Saturday afternon.

City, which recorded a 2-0 win up here Sept. 2, moved to 5-5-2 and 17 points while New England’s record went to 3-3-6 and 15 points. The six ties lead MLS.

“I’m proud of the boys. I think they worked really hard again today. A good attitude,” NYCFC head coach Ronny Deila said. “There were a lot of changes in the game.

“We get a result with us in a difficult place. I’m very happy with one point. Of course we want to score some goals. We had some happenings [inside the box]. It [could have been] better chance.”

Video courtesy of the NYCFC Facebook page

The Revs enjoyed the better of play, but could not solve the visitors’ defense or goalkeeper Sean Johnson, who made seven saves.

In fact, New England put the ball into the back of the net three times, but was called offside every time.

NYCFC’s best opportunity came in the 36th minute as Gary Mackay-Steven redicted a pass from outside the penalty area into the hands of goalkeeper Matt Turner.

City hosts FC Cincinnati at Red Bull Arena next Saturday at 7 p.m., the third weekend in a row the Ohio club will play in Harrison, N.J. Cincy and NYCFC tussled there last Saturday and met the Red Bulls this Saturday night.

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