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David Villa Nominated for MLS Goal of the Week and Named MLS Team of the Week

David Villa. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

David Villa. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

New York City FC forward David Villa has been nominated for Major League Soccer Goal of the Week for Week 15.

The New York City FC captain’s finish in the 31st minute put the home side ahead as the Club beat the Montreal Impact 3-1 in front of 24,042 on Saturday night at Yankee Stadium. Midfielder Tommy McNamara sent a low cross from the left side to Patrick Mullins near the 6-yard box. The forward one-touched it back to midfielder Mehdi Ballouchy, who sliced the ball across the box toward a streaking Villa, who slotted it home.

It was Villa’s team-leading fourth goal of the season.

“Impressive, impressive goal,” Head Coach Jason Kreis said. “I think we had created a couple of chances before that which were really quite nice chances as well. At the end of it all, I think that the number of chances that we created and the way we created those chances was a glimpse of what we’re after.”

Thanks to his performance Villa was also named MLS Team of the Week for Week 15, along with teammate Jason Hernandez.

For Hernandez, his positioning and leadership were key to limiting Montreal’s transition game such that their playmakers made a minimal Impact.

To Vote for David Villa for MLS Goal of the Week fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2015/06/15/vote-now-att-mls-goal-week-week-15

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