NEW YORK: New York City FC endured a frustrating day at Yankee Stadium on Saturday (Sunday in Manila), held to a 1-1 Major League Soccer draw by 10-man New England.
City have yet to win in three home games this season, a notching two draws and one defeat in a record that head coach Patrick Vieira flatly said wouldn’t do.
“Three games at home and two points is not good enough for a football club like New York City,” said the former Arsenal, Juventus and Inter Milan star, who took the helm this season tasked with improving the fortunes of the big-spending club after its disappointing debut campaign.
“The only thing you can control is your performance, and I think our performance today wasn’t good at all,” Vieira said.
Things looked promising when City’s Thomas McNamara opened the scoring in the 10th minute, heading home a rebound of a David Villa shot that bounced off the crossbar.
Chris Tierney pulled on back for the Revolution in the 38th off a free kick deflected by City forward Steven Mendoza.
And the stalemate stood even after New England’s Gershon Koffie was shown a straight red card in the 51st minute for a foul on McNamara.
But even with the man advantage, City couldn’t find another goal.
McNamara had a chance in injury time, firing a shot from outside the area that went wide just before the final whistle sounded.