New York City FC captain David Villa returned to the starting lineup for their match at Philadelphia on April 11 after missing the Club's last match with an injury. The forward didn't miss a beat, putting on a clinic of backheel passes and also scoring a goal.
Villa was part of the buildup and, ultimately, the finish to New York City FC's match-tying goal in the 55th minute in the 2-1 defeat to the Union at PPL Park.
Here is his day in video, statistics and more:
By the Numbers
- Villa took five shots; three of which were on target
- He scored his second goal in his debut MLS season (four matches)
- Villa completed 25 of his 34 passes
- Now has 190 league goals in 361 league matches
Oh David Villa. A delightful flick in the build up to that goal. He's going to be a fantastic asset to MLS.— Kristan Heneage (@KHeneage) April 11, 2015