Both teams were back in action for the first time on the resumption of the MLS regular season. The Revolution (1-1-4, 7 points) outshot the Union (2-1-3, 9 points) 5-1 on target attempts and barely held the possession edge (52.4 percent), but were unable to come through.
With the result, meanwhile, Philadelphia extended its unbeaten stretch over New England to 5-0-2. That includes the Union's 1-0 victory over the Revs during the knockout round of the recent "MLS is Back Tournament." That result, though, does not count toward the regular-season league standings.
The Revolution put the heat on Philadelphia keeper Andre Blake quite early. In the ninth minute, a splendid side strike by Gustavo Bou was saved by a sprawling Blake. Three minutes later, it looked as if New England's Cristian Penilla was about to beat Blake, but Union defender Mark McKenzie managed to get a foot on the ball to deflect it away.
In the 13th minute, Buksa hit the right post with his chance.
In the second half, it looked as if Philadelphia was poised to break the scoreless stalemate in the 54th minute. After some nifty footwork, Brenden Aaronson put himself in position to beat Turner, but the Revs keeper got just enough on the ball to keep it from getting past him.
Blake was also solid in the second half for Philadelphia, especially on Tajon Buchanan's chance in the 71st minute.