New York City FC put together one of their best moves of the season in the second half of Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park.
The result of the fluid, one-touch passing was an equalizing goal by captain David Villa in the 55th minute.
Ned Grabavoy threw the ball into Mix Diskerud in Union territory. The midfielder took a few touches and passed it forward to Villa at the 18-yard box, who back heeled it onto Khiry Shelton across the line. Shelton one-touched it back to Adam Nemec, who fed it onto an on-rushing Josh Williams on the right side. The defender’s touch let him down but Philadelphia goalie John McCarthy came out to make the save as the ball squirted back to Villa on the left side. New York City FC’s captain dodged a sliding defender and walked it into the net to tie the score at 1-all.
Villa's goal -- his second in four matches -- was nominated along with four others as the Major League Soccer Goal of the Week for Week 6.
Also nominated are Perry Kitchen (D.C. United), Cyle Larin (Orlando City SC), Rob Lovejoy (Houston Dynamo) and Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids).