• NY City held to draw by 10-man New England

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    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.

    AFP

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