Revs earn point in scoreless draw with Portland

The Portland Timbers and New England Revolution played out a 0-0 draw at JELD-WEN Field on Thursday, continuing trends for both teams.

The result extends Portland's unbeaten streak to seven games, although the Timbers will be a bit disappointed about failing to take all three points at home.

Meanwhile, New England has earned five points from its last three matches, although the club has failed to score in five of its last seven games, with Thursday's match continuing a run of futility in front of goal.

The Revolution secured their best result of the season last weekend with a 2-0 win over Philadelphia, but the team was on the defensive in the first half away from home.

Darlington Nagbe had two chances to put the home side ahead, but the first was hit straight at New England goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth after Nagbe was played through on goal by Diego Chara.

Nagbe's second effort was smashed inches over the crossbar from 20 yards.

Ryan Johnson's volley was thwarted by Shuttleworth early in the second half, while the Revs attack came to life with the introduction of forward Saer Sene, who went close with a long-range effort before forcing Portland goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts to tip his shot past the post with six minutes to play.

It was the final opportunity for either side, and the Revs will be happy to leave with a point, while Portland will be wondering how it didn't take all three.