RBNY, TFC play to draw at BMO

New York Red Bulls wasted an opportunity to go top of the Eastern Conference on Saturday after playing to a scoreless draw with Toronto FC at BMO Field.

The Red Bulls came into Saturday's match riding high after a 4-0 thrashing of the Montreal Impact last week, but created little in the final third to settle for a point on the road.

Toronto FC carried the play for the majority of the opening 45 minutes and looked to have struck first in the 24th minute as Ashtone Morgan sent a low cross into the box that was knocked home by Bobby Convey, but the flag was up for offside.

After the break, Toronto kept the pressure on and its best chance of the afternoon came in the 72nd minute as defender Richard Eckersley came charging up the right flank on the counter attack. Eckersley let a shot go that took a wicked deflection, but New York goalkeeper Luis Robles reacted quickly to make a fantastic save.

New York's best chance came in the final minute of stoppage time on a set piece when Thierry Henry whipped a nice ball into the box, but Jamison Olave's header sailed over the crossbar.

The result sees the Red Bulls remain on 32 points, while Toronto stays in ninth place in the East with 14 points.