The NYCFC captain secured his second Player of the Week nod on the heels of his finest MLS performance to date. Villa powered his club to a 3-1 win over the Montreal Impact on Saturday, recording his team-leading fourth goal, an assist and seven shots. He joins Toronto FC’s Sebastian Giovinco and New York Red Bulls’ Bradley Wright-Phillips as the only players to win multiple Player of the Week honors so far this season.
Villa opened the scoring for NYCFC in the 31st minute, capping off a beautiful passing sequence by his teammates. Tommy McNamara picked up the ball on the left side and quickly found Patrick Mullins inside the area who tapped it back to Mehdi Ballouchy. Villa made a perfectly timed run through a trio of Montreal defenders, picking up the feed from Ballouchy and burying his shot from 12 yards out.
New York City FC returns to MLS action on Saturday, June 20 when it faces Toronto FC at BMO field at 7:00 p.m. ET (MLS LIVE).