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Andrea Pirlo & David Villa unveil NYCFC's secondary jersey [Video]

The Italian and Spanish Champions League winners were joined by Ghanaian footballer Kwadwo Poku in presenting the new kit to a handful of fans.
We all know that professional football teams change their kit every year, and while some of them unveil them to their fans in a press conference, MLS side New York City chose to do it differently.

Considering their multi-stellar cast of players, NYCFC asked Andrea Pirlo, David Villa and midfielder Kwadwo Poku to present the jersey to three of the team's fans. In order to do so, the team's supporters...

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NYCFC players share with fans their fondest Christmas memories [VIDEO]

While some like David Villa were thinking about football, others like Andrea Pirlo only wanted peace and understanding spread around the world.
Christmas is usually the season where most kids' wishes come true, and it surely was the case with a number of New York City's football players.

The MLS team shared a video with their supporters, in which such star players like David Villa and Andrea Pirlo reminisced what they always wanted from Santa Claus.

For instance, Villa always asked for something related to the sport that would...

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Former Barça star praises the MSN trio as the best attack of all time

David Villa, who won two league titles and the UEFA Champions League with Los Blaugranas in 2011, believes the three strikers could reach a legendary status together.
It's not hard to praise Barcelona's attacking unit of Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Neymar. But when that praise comes from a man that used to play with Los Blaugranas, that thought should be considered serious.

During an interview with a Catalan newspaper, former Barcelona striker David Villa hailed Messi, his former team-mate, and also had kind words for Neymar and Suárez, who...

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CONFIRMED: Patrick Vieira is appointed as New York City FC's manager for next season

The team failed to make the playoffs finishing in eighth place of the Eastern Conference. Vieira was the captain of the French World Cup Champions team in 1998
Patrick Vieira, the same man that got to lift the World Cup with France in 1998, is the new coach appointed to lift New York Football Club from a first season where expectations were not met. The 39-year-old former player will be the second manager in the history of this franchise that just finished its debut season. 

With the names of David Villa, Andrea Pirlo and Frank Lampard added to...

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David Villa addresses NYCFC fans after missing out on MLS playoffs

Monday, Oct 26 2015

Tags: MLS, NYCFC, David Villa, Andrea Pirlo, Frank Lampard

The Spanish striker shared a picture via his Social Media accounts, promising there will be better days for the team's supporters next season.
New York City Football Club's first season in the MLS was not what fans expected. With a star-studded cast, which included midfielders Frank Lampard and Andrea Pirlo, New York's newest football franchise disappointed its supporters by failing to qualify for the MLS playoffs, and there were some players that felt the need to apologize for a poor showing, given their status as football superstars.

Former...

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MLS ROUNDUP: Gio scores his first MLS goal in debut and Pirlo falls in NYC Derby

Gio had one goal and one assist in Galaxy's victory against Seattle. Pirlo and Villa played the full game but could not make a difference.
Giovanni dos Santos has scored the goal that he was dreaming of in his Major League Soccer debut against the Seattle Sounders. The Mexican star had already scored halfway through the week but today in his first MLS game he did it again after Bruce Arena had given him the opportunity to start the game.

Gio has faced a lot of criticism for moving to the MLS at age 25. He had made a big career...

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MLS All Star Team vs Tottenham live streaming info - July 29, 2015

Kaká and David Villa will make their All Star debut. Robbie Keane and Clint Dempsey used to play for Tottenham.
As the middle of the Major League Soccer season approaches, so does the All-Star game in the United States. This time, the American league has assembled one of its best lineups for the 2015 edition of a game that puts the league to compete against some of the best teams in the world.

In 2003, Guadalajara was the first international team invited to this game. Since then, Chelsea, Celtic, Manchester...

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FAN-FAVORITE: Frank Lampard gives away 20 tickets to NYCFC fans

Wednesday, Jul 15 2015

Tags: MLS, NYCFC, Frank Lampard, David Villa

The English midfielder, who was supposed to make his debut with the team this Sunday, had quite a gesture with some fans who couldn't find tickets to get into the game.
Frank Lampard knows how to become one of the most beloved players in every team he plays for, even before making his debut. With his first game with New York City Football Club delayed due to an unconvenient calf strain, Lampard finished off his training session prior to the match, when a number of fans reached out and asked him for tickets. 

First, Lampard told the group (all twenty of...

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BIG APPLE LEGENDS: Villa welcomes Frank Lampard to the NYCFC's training ground

Wednesday, Jul 1 2015

Tags: MLS, NYCFC, David Villa, Frank Lampard

Via his Facebook page, the former Atletico Madrid and Barcelona striker shared a pic with the legendary midfielder, as he gets ready to start his MLS adventure.
Frank Lampard is all in with New York City Football Club. The former Chelsea and Manchester City midfielder had his first training session with his new team today, and perhaps the most famous footballer on the team's squad gave him a warm welcome. 

David Villa, the team's first Designated Player, posted a picture in his official Facebook page to welcome the English midfielder, as both get...

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TRANSFER: Pirlo is closer than ever to joining Villa and Lampard at New York City FC

He was a special guest for NYCFC during their derby against New York Red Bulls. He sat alongside Frank Lampard who will also join the team.
Andrea Pirlo is closer than ever to become the next big deal in the Major League Soccer as he is expected to sign with New York City FC within the next five days. The 36-year-old midfielder, winner of six Scudettos with AC Milan and Juventus, is starting to embrace the New York way of life after a 20-year-career in Italy. 

Pirlo was recently spotted at Yankee Stadium watching a game of...

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VISCA CATALUNYA! El Guaje believes Barcelona can claim the triple

El Guaje believes his former team is stronger than Madrid. He claims winning should be made a habit for Los Cules.
Hundreds of miles away from Barcelona, in the heart of New York, David Villa is keeping an eye on what his former team does in every competition they are involved. After successfully eliminating Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League, El Guaje believes Los Cules will end the season with a triple. 

Barcelona is now waiting to know who they will face in the semi-final of the UCL. Their...

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MLS Roundup: NYCFC is without Villa and Kaka's team suffers painful loss

Both NYCFC and Orlando SC have only won one game this season. Villa is out with a muscular problem.
Orlando City SC and New York City FC are not able to live up to the hype they created at the beginning of the season. Both teams have only won one game since the season started and are tied with five points in the Eastern Conference standings.

The central-Florida team, which is lead by Brazilian star Kaka, suffered a last-minute loss against D.C. United at home by 1-0. Despite creating more...

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MAKING HISTORY: David Villa nets first ever home goal for NYC FC at Yankee Stadium

The former Spanish international has made history for his new club as they defeated New England Revolution 2-0.
Following a draw against Orlando City in their first game on the road, New York City FC kicked off their home campaign by welcoming New England Revolution to Yankee Stadium.

Both matches were eagerly anticipated by MLS fans and today's game did not disappoint. Simply put, one could not write it better. David Villa, who was the first ever player to sign for the newly created club back in 2014...

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David Villa expects big party at Yankee Stadium for New York City FC home opener

It will be the second time Villa plays in one of baseball's most iconic venues. Over 30,000 people are expected to attend.
David Villa has played in some of the most iconic fields in the world of soccer. This Sunday, with New York City FC, he will play at Yankee Stadium, one of the planet’s most important venues no matter the sport.

“I think it’s fantastic, and an honor to be able to share this home with the New York Yankees,” Villa said.

It is not the first time the Spanish international...

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SUPER KAKÁ: Brazilian saves Orlando City SC from loss in MLS season opener

Sunday, Mar 8 2015

Tags: Orlando City SC, New York City FC, David Villa, Kaka, MLS

The Brazilian scored from a free kick in stoppage time. Orlando was playing with ten men in the last ten minutes.
The game was already in stoppage time and New York City FC was about to come out of the Orlando with three points. That was until Orlando’s captain Kaká saved the day. New York and Orlando tied 1-1 thanks to a last-minute goal by the Brazilian.

After the first half ended scoreless, New York City took the lead in the 76th minute with Diskerud finding the back of the net after...

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SOLD OUT: Full house for season opener showdown between Kaka & Villa in the MLS

Friday, Mar 6 2015

Tags: Kaká, Orlando City SC, New York City FC, David Villa

The last 2,000 standing-room tickets were sold in less than 24 hours. Last time there was this much soccer-hype in the city was in the 1994 World Cup.
David Villa and Kaká will face each other in front of 62,000 fans at the Citrus bowl on Sunday. The season kicks off on Friday between LA Galaxy and Chicago Fire, but it is the game among Orlando City SC and New York City FC that has more people talking.

The game organizers had initially sold all 60,000 seats for the game. They later added another 2,000 for standing-room-only tickets....

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HISTORIC: Villa scores first goal in New York City FC history

Wednesday, Feb 11 2015

Tags: David Villa, MLS, Frank Lampard, New York FC

Second consecutive debut that Villa scores in. Frank Lampard will be his teammate once he is done with Manchester City.
David Villa is already making an impact with his new MLS team and the season has not even started. The striker scored the first ever goal in the history of his new team, New York City FC.

It happened on Tuesday night against Scottish side St. Mirren at the new Manchester City Academy. Even for someone who has played for bigger clubs such as Valencia, Atletico and Barcelona, this was something...

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MLS at the Crossroads—Donovan and Henry exit under a cloud of labor unrest

As Landon Donovan and Thierry Henry leave, Frank Lampard, David Villa and Kaka arrive to take their place
The champagne soaked streamers have been discarded and the Stubhub Center has been shuddered until next spring.  Landon Donovan, the face of the league for the past decade, has cleaned out his locker and has moved on to greener (or grayer) pitches. The LA Galaxy, winners of three of the past four MLS Cups, will fight on with Robbie Keane, the reigning league MVP and defensive stalwart Omar Gonzalez....

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David Villa kisses Spain goodbye [Pics, stats, reaction]

The game against Australia was David Villa's last international game.
David Villa played his last game with his national team against Australia, in a game that was irrelevant for the 2014 World Cup. With 97 caps and 59 goals, the Spanish striker will no longer be playing for la Furia Roja.

Casillas consoles Villa after getting subbed off in his last game for La Roja. pic.twitter.com/YWROpEzlFH

— Alex (@RM_Insider) June 23, 2014

After Villa...

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TRANSFER: NYC FC has secured signature of Spanish striker David Villa

Monday, Jun 2 2014

Tags: David Villa, MLS, Atletico Madrid, La Liga

La Furia Roja's all time top scorer has decided to move across the pond to continue his club career.
New Major League Soccer club New York City FC (known as NYC FC) have signaled their intent at becoming one of the top sides the league.

It is a milestone for football in the United States, as the club will not only be the first ever in sports-congested New York City but also is the second for the New York surrounding area after the New York Red Bulls.

Certainly, they face stiff competition...

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