New York City FC vs. Houston Dynamo: Spotlight on David Villa

David Villa vs. Houston Dynamo

David Villa again cemented his name in New York City FC history. The Club's first-ever signee who also scored the first home goal in franchise history added another first to his resume.

Villa scored New York City FC's first-ever penalty kick in the 46th minute of a 1-1 draw with the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night at Yankee Stadium. Spain's all-time leading goal scorer is tied for the team lead in goals (3) and has the most assists (2) in his debut season in Major League Soccer.

Here is the story of Villa's day in video, pictures, quotes, statistics and more.

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By the Numbers

  • Scored first penalty kick in Club history
  • Tied for team lead with three goals
  • Had seven shots (four on goal)

Villa said

We were very close. I think we had good chances, and I think we dominated throughout the game. We just to have to keep going, and work harder, and look forward to the next game vs. Philadelphia.

In the coach's words

David has had several really, really strong and confident and leadership-like performances. This was one of them. But the Chicago game when we went down two and went down a man, he was a beast in that one as well. Yes, you want to see that kind of effort every single week and I feel like he wants to give it every single week.

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