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New York City 2-0 New England

David Villa
Former Barcelona man David Villa was the star of the show, scoring one and providing another

David Villa scored New York City's first goal at Yankee Stadium as the club's first home match ended with victory over New England Revolution.

The former Barcelona striker slotted home early in the first half after a one-two with midfielder Ned Grabavoy.

Patrick Mullins got the second, tapping home on the counter-attack from a Villa pass as New England goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth was left stranded.

New England captain Jose Goncalves was sent off in front of a 43,507 crowd.

The former Hearts defender was dismissed after bringing down New York substitute Khiry Shelton, with the striker clean through on goal.

New York, an expansion franchise for the new Major League Soccer season, were formed in 2013 in a partnership between baseball giants the New York Yankees and Premier League champions Manchester City.

Villa will be joined in New York by Frank Lampard, now at Manchester City, at the end of the Premier League season.

LA Galaxy and Portland Timbers
LA Galaxy equalised in injury time, just two minutes after Portland Timbers had taken a 2-1 lead

Elsewhere, Alan Gordon scored an injury-time equaliser to earn LA Galaxy a point at Portland Timbers, just two minutes after Fanendo Adi scored his second of the match to put the home side 2-1 up.

Gyasi Zardes scored a second-half equaliser to bring LA Galaxy level after Adi slotted home in the first half, with Gordon nodding in following a corner to make it 2-2 in injury time.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, 34, will join LA Galaxy when his contract at Anfield expires this summer.

Line-ups

New York City FC

  • 12Saunders
  • 13WilliamsBooked at 57minsSubstituted forFaceyat 79'minutes
  • 21Hernandez
  • 17WingertBooked at 6mins
  • 5Brovsky
  • 26VelasquezSubstituted forSheltonat 66'minutes
  • 10Diskerud
  • 4Jacobson
  • 11Grabavoy
  • 7Villa
  • 32NemecSubstituted forMullinsat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Fitzgerald
  • 3Watson-Siriboe
  • 14Mullins
  • 19Shelton
  • 24Facey
  • 30Calle
  • 88Poku

New England Revolution

  • 22Shuttleworth
  • 30AlstonSubstituted forBarnesat 59'minutes
  • 2Farrell
  • 23GonçalvesBooked at 66mins
  • 8Tierney
  • 16Kobayashi
  • 12DormanBooked at 73mins
  • 11Rowe
  • 24NguyenSubstituted forCaldwellat 71'minutes
  • 14Fagundez
  • 17AgudeloBooked at 9minsSubstituted forDaviesat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Neumann
  • 5Hall
  • 6Caldwell
  • 7Okoli
  • 9Davies
  • 18Knighton
  • 25Barnes
Referee:
Mark Geiger
Attendance:
43,507

Match Stats

Home TeamNew York City FCAway TeamNew England Revolution
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home20
Away11
Shots on Target
Home9
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home17
Away10

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 15th March 2015

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1New York City FC21103124
2Orlando City SC21102114
3Columbus Crew SC21012113
4D.C. United11001013
5Toronto FC21013303
6Philadelphia Union20203302
7New York Red Bulls10101101
8Montreal Impact100101-10
9Chicago Fire200203-30
10New England Revolution200205-50

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1FC Dallas22004136
2Seattle Sounders FC21015323
3LA Galaxy11002023
4San Jose Earthquakes21013303
5Houston Dynamo21011103
6Vancouver Whitecaps FC210123-13
7Real Salt Lake20203302
8Colorado Rapids10100001
9Portland Timbers10100001
10Sporting Kansas City201124-21
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