With the rain pelting the Yankee Stadium pitch the New York City Football Club pelted the goal with a 4-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids in Major League Soccer action on Saturday, May 19.
Prior to the start of the match NYCFC as well as honored guests celebrated David Villa, by naming the day in honor of the captain thanks to his remarkable 400th goal for Club and Country against San Jose.
Normally most players shrink when it comes time for days that honor themselves, David Villa is no ordinary player though, as he was able to net his 403 and 404th goals at the 22 mark and 74 mark. Helping David shine on his special day was the 3-4-3 formation that was set out by Skipper Patrick Vieira , who brought in Ronald Matarrita, Ebenezer Ofori and Ismael Tajouri-Shradi into the starting rotation.
Some beautiful passing helped Villa to open up the scoring at the 22 mark netted a sidefooted goal from pass from Maxi Moralez . The score remained that way as New York City FC headed into the locker room at the half.
New York City FC continued their dominant play in the Second Half, as Jo Inge Berget had a wicked shot denied by Rapids keeper Tim Howard, an aggressive Matarrita celebrated his first goal of the season; as well as his selection to the World Cup call-up with a beautiful header at the 49 mark.
Maxi Moralez made the score 3-0, netting his fifth goal of the year from the edge of the area, before Villa rounded out the scoring with his second of the game (#404 for Club and Country).
The Boys in Blue have been undefeated so far in five games at Yankee Stadium, as the team is currently in Second Place in the MLS Eastern Conference Standings behind the Atlanta United.
New York City FC travels to Houston to the Dynamo at the BBVA Compass Stadium on Friday night. We’re back in the Bronx on June 2 when Orlando City provide the opposition for Pride Day
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