New York City FC at Montreal Impact: Spotlight on David Villa

David Villa at Montreal Impact

David Villa continued his torrid scoring streak with his second brace in three matches as New York City FC beat the Montreal Impact 2-1 on Saturday night at Stade Saputo.

The Club's captain put the visitors ahead 1-0 in the 34th minute and scored the match winner on a sumptuous free kick in the 82nd to bring his team-leading scoring total to eight goals in his debut season in Major League Soccer.

Villa, who was named to the MLS Team of the Week (Week 18) along with teammate Josh Saunders, ranks in the top 5 in the league in goals (8; 5th), shots (64; 3rd) and shots on goal (32; 2nd).

Here is the story of Villa's Fourth of July performance in video, statistics, quotes and more.

.@Guaje7Villa with a sick finish to give #NYCFC the lead in Montreal.

— New York City FC (@NYCFC) July 5, 2015

.@Guaje7Villa free kick GOLAZO

— New York City FC (@NYCFC) July 5, 2015

By the Numbers

  • Scored two goals in one match for the second time this season
  • Scored on both of his shots on target on Saturday at Montreal
  • Scored the first free kick goal in Club history
  • Has four goals in two matches in Canada
  • Scored four goals in the last three matches
  • Scored five goals in the last four matches
  • Scored six goals in the last six matches
  • Leads the Club with eight goals
  • Ranked in the top 5 in MLS in goals, shots and shots on goal
  • New York City FC is 4-1-1 in matches when Villa scores

Villa said:

"As a striker you need to always try to do the best for your team and in this case, score goals. I was able to score two which helped us win, so I'm happy."