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David Villa

33-Year-Old Forward     New York City FC  MLS


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Hamstring    EST. RETURN:  5/2/2015
Birthdate:  December 3, 1981    Birthplace:  Tuilla, Spain
Nationality:  Spain    Height:  5' 9"    Show ContractHide Contract


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Signed with NYC FC in June 2014.

April 23, 2015    David Villa News

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Villa is unlikely to play Friday against Chicago because of his hamstring injury, reports.

Villa suffered a setback with a previous injury last Thursday against Philadelphia and was then held out of Sunday's game against Portland. Manager Jason Kreis noted that Villa is working on his own and has not joined with full team training yet, which he will obviously have to do before a return is considered. If he does sit out, his next opportunity to play will come May 3 against Seattle.

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April 19, 2015

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Villa (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Portland, according to the New York Post.

Villa was highly questionable after being forced out of Thursday's game against Philadelphia due to the ailment. Khiry Shelton, Patrick Mullins and Tony Taylor will start up top in the 4-3-3.

April 19, 2015

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Villa (hamstring) remains questionable for Sunday's game against Portland, reports.

Villa aggravated a previous issue during Thursday's match against Philadelphia, and while he has not been ruled out for Sunday's game, it seems like a bit of a long shot that he will play.

April 16, 2015

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Villa was removed at halftime of New York City FC's match against Philadelphia on Thursday after aggravating his previous groin injury, according to the New York Post.

Villa was a popular pick in season-long games because of his double-gameweek, but it now seems like a long shot that he'll play Sunday night against Portland. Kwame Watson-Siriboe came on for Villa on Thursday, though it's no guarantee he'll get the weekend start.

March 28, 2015

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Villa will not play Saturday against Sporting KC because of a groin injury, according to the New York Daily News.

The injury has not been reported at all until Saturday, making it tough for fantasy owners who set their rosters ahead of time. Patrick Mullins will start in Villa's absence.

March 16, 2015

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Villa was dominant on Sunday against New England, finishing with six shots, one assist and his first MLS goal in a 2-0 NYC victory.

After being held off of the score-sheet last week versus Orlando, Villa bounced back with a performance more in line with his expectations for the year. He will look to keep it up on Saturday versus Colorado.

March 8, 2015

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Villa assisted on Mix Diskerud's goal during NYC FC's 1-1 draw with Orlando City SC on Sunday.

Villa was kept off the ball for much of the second half, but he was very active in the second and had a perfect little pass to Diskerud, who powered home from just inside the box. Villa will continue to be at the middle of the NYC FC attack this season, and he'll look for his first goal next Sunday at home against New England.

February 2, 2015

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Villa was named captain of NYC FC on Sunday.

Villa was the first big signing for the expansion club and will be starting the season with the team right away, unlike fellow designated player Frank Lampard, who will join in July. Villa still has an elite goal-scoring ability and could be a solid fantasy option this season.