Heads and Volleys

There’s something especially satisfying about goals scored without the ball touching the ground.

Today, we look back at some of the best headers and volleys scored by NYCFC players in 2016.

From an outrageous bicycle kick to one of the best cross/header combinations in the league this season, we’ve got plenty of examples of the art for you…

Here are five of the best gravity-defying goals scored in 2016.

In no particular order…

Villa v Vancouver

Here’s that bicycle kick we were talking about…

David Villa turned on the style with this strike against Vancouver back in May.

Well worth a revisit.

Vote @Guaje7Villa, @Harrison_Jack11, & @Tommy_Mc15 in the 1st round of @MLS Goal of the Year! Voting ends @ midnight https://t.co/3Q12Tj7Tivpic.twitter.com/JhcwOkqWwe

— New York City FC (@NYCFC) October 27, 2016

Shelton v Dallas

Rewind to September for this prodigious leap from Khiry against FC Dallas.

The cross from Jack wasn’t half bad either…

That @Harrison_Jack11 pass
That @khiryshelton14 finish

— New York City FC (@NYCFC) September 19, 2016

Villa v Orlando

Another one from David and this one might be even better than the first entry.

The pass from Andrea was inch perfect and Villa read it beautifully, taking it under his duress and guiding it over the onrushing goalkeeper.

A stunner.

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Brillant v Orlando

No-one does crashing headers quite like central defenders…

Frederic produced the perfect demonstration of this on Soccer Sunday in May.

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Villa v Columbus

It’s a Villa hat-trick!

This one is from the final day of the Regular Season and won the AT&T Goal of the Week prize.

The goalkeeper didn’t even move…

⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️ @Guaje7Villa finishes off the match as only the captain can, with a class goal #NYCFCpic.twitter.com/B8UodmOWW5

— New York City FC (@NYCFC) October 24, 2016

There we have it… five of the very best but which did we miss? Let us know on Twitter!