With New York City FC making its historic home debut in Yankee Stadium on Sunday night, Villa took center stage. The first captain and signing in club history delivered a goal and an assist in front of 43,000-plus fans to secure a 2-0 victory over the New England Revolution. Villa’s goal marks the first of his MLS career and the first ever NYC FC goal scored at Yankee Stadium.
Villa opened the scoring for NYC FC in the 19th minute, showcasing his class by slicing through New England’s backline before executing a nifty give-and-go with midfielder Ned Grabavoy. The captain took two touches before burying a clinical shot inside the far post, sending the club’s inaugural home crowd into a frenzy.
New York City FC returns to action this Saturday on the road against the Colorado Rapids in the franchises’ first ever meeting (4:00 p.m. ET, MLS LIVE, Altitude, YES).