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David Villa lobs keeper from center circle in 2-0 NYCFC win (video)

David Villa

New York City FC forward David Villa (7) scores a penalty kick goal against Toronto FC during the first half of an MLS soccer game at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, March 13, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)


David Villa put a cherry on top of New York City’s Friday road win with a lob from close to half field, keeping the Philadelphia Union winless after a 2-0 match in Pennsylvania.

NYC rises level on points with Eastern Conference leaders Columbus with 10, while Philly’s two points remain the lowest total in MLS.

With NYC leading 1-0, Villa caught Andre Blake cheating up the pitch in the 90th minute by popping a 50-yard shot over the keeper’s head. Out of sorts, Blake didn’t help things with his effort in tracking down the shot.

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Thanks to must-follow @TotalMLS for the quick video:

The match is one of three Friday affairs on the MLS slate.

For the opening goal, Ronald Matarrita caught the Union back line off guard by playing Jack Harrison into space with a creative pass, and Harrison chopped a partially-screened effort under Blake.

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