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David Villa named to MLS Team of the Week

Maxi Moralez makes the “bench” after Sunday’s 4-0 smasher

MLS: D.C. United at New York City FC Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

In three NYCFC home openers to date, David Villa has five goals. In those games, the good guys have taken seven of a possible nine points, outscoring its opponents 8-2.

Can we make every game a home opener? Call your elected representatives.

***A shuffling of papers is heard***

On the strength of his command performance, Villa appears yet again on the MLS Team of the Week. Joining him is Maxi Moralez, whose Yankee Stadium debut had him opening his account and commanding just about any space he wanted.


GK: Tim Howard (Colorado)

DEF: Greg Garza (Atlanta United), Jonathan Kappelhof (Chicago), Matt Hedges (FC Dallas)

MID: Ignacio Piatti (Montreal), Dax McCarty (Chicago), Miguel Almiron (Atlanta United), Anibal Godoy (San Jose)

FWD: Cubo Torres (Houston), Josef Martinez (Atlanta United), El Guaje

BENCH: Jake Gleeson (Portland), Nick Lima (San Jose), Alex (Houston), Felipe (New Jersey), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy), Frasquitooooooooo, Alberth Elis (Houston)

COACH: Tata Martino (Atlanta United)

To his credit, Moralez was also nominated for MLS Goal of the Week, facing some seriously stiff competition. It’s not to late to vote for your man!