David Villa leads New York past New England 2-0 in MLS
Mar. 16, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Spanish striker David Villa scored one goal and set up another to help New York City beat a 10-man New England Revolution 2-0 on Sunday in its Major League Soccer home debut at Yankee Stadium.
Villa dribbled the ball up the left side of the field in the 19th minute and touched it to Ned Grabavoy, who fed it ahead. Villa split two defenders and chipped the ball inside the far post.
Patrick Mullins made it 2-0 in the 84th minute after Villa used some nifty footwork to create space and sent a cross to an open Mullins at the far post.
Jose Goncalves was shown a red card in the 66th minute after a hard tackle on Khiry Shelton just outside the area.
In Portland, Oregon, Alan Gordon scored the equalizer in stoppage time to give the Los Angeles Galaxy a 2-2 draw with the Timbers.
Fanendo Adi scored twice for Portland, in the 2nd in the 90th minutes.
Gyasi Zardes scored in the 65th minute to level it at 1-1 for the Galaxy.
It was Portland's second straight draw to start at home to start the season.