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    David Villa nets brace, makes assist as NYC downs Colorado on ‘David Villa Day’

    May 20, 2018
    David Villa scores in the 22nd and 74th minutes for NYC FC. AP

    NEW YORK — David Villa had two goals and an assist on "David Villa Day" and New York City FC beat Colorado, 4-0, on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time), extending the Rapids' losing streak to five.

    It was NYCFC's first home game after the Spanish forward scored his 400th goal in all competitions on April 29.

    NYCFC (7-2-3) opened the scoring in the 22nd minute when Yangel Herrera intercepted a clearance attempt and fed it back to Maximiliano Moralez, who connected with Villa for the finish.

    Ronald Matarrita made it 2-0 in the 49th minute with a putback header, and Villa fed Moralez, who finished from the top of the box in the 56th. Villa capped the scoring, bending a right-footed shot inside the far post in the 74th minute.

    Colorado dropped to 2-6-2.

    In Texas, Kei Kamara scored from the spot in the 10th minute of second-half stoppage time and Vancouver tied FC Dallas, 2-2.

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    Kamara's low, hard blast to the left went through with a deflection off goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer. Maurer was called for the penalty for a takedown of Anthony Blondell as Vancouver (4-5-4) was making a last-ditch effort to tie it.

    Reggie Cannon opened the scoring for FC Dallas (4-1-5) in the 40th minute with his first MLS goal. Maximiliano Urruti made it 2-0 for Dallas in the 78th, and Maynor Figueroa gave the first one back to the Whitecaps with an own goal in the 82nd.

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    David Villa scores in the 22nd and 74th minutes for NYC FC. AP
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