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2018 Major League Soccer, Regular Season
  • Anton Tinnerholm (22')
  • David Villa (33')
  • Jonathan dos Santos (60')
  • Ashley Cole (85')

Tinnerholm, Villa goals lead New York City FC past LA Galaxy

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NYCFC 2-1 LA Galaxy: Villa heroic in 100th match - Via MLS (2:01)

David Villa marked his 100th appearance for New York City FC with the winning goal as Patrick Vieira's side topped LA Galaxy. (2:01)

NEW YORK -- Anton Tinnerholm had his first MLS goal and David Villa scored another to help New York City FC beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-1 on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

Tinnerholm blasted a left-footed volley to give NYCFC the lead in the 22nd minute. Villa's cross, off a feed from Jesus Medina, deflected high off Michael Ciani and Tinnerholm, a 27-year-old defender from Sweden, rifled it off the crossbar.

Sean Johnson made a diving save of a sliding half-volley by Ola Kamara in the 27th minute and Villa made it 2-0 in the 33rd.

Medina, on a counter-attack, touched it around a defender and then fed a left-footed cross to Ben Sweatt, whose shot from near the spot was stopped by a charging David Bingham. Villa tapped the rebound into the open net.

Jonathan Dos Santos re-directed a cross from Emmanuel Boateng past Johnson from very close range to cap the scoring in the 60th minute.

The Galaxy finished the match with 10 men after Ashley Cole was handed his second caution in the 85th minute for a hard foul on Villa.

New York City, which has lost just two regular-season home matches since June 2, 2016, outshot the Galaxy 20-7.

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 LAFC 25 +42 58
2 Minnesota United FC 26 +8 42
3 LA Galaxy 26 -3 41
4 Real Salt Lake 26 +4 40
5 Seattle Sounders FC 26 +1 40
6 San Jose Earthquakes 25 +4 38
7 Portland Timbers 25 +3 37
8 FC Dallas 27 +3 37
9 Houston Dynamo 26 -6 31
10 Sporting Kansas City 26 -6 31
11 Colorado Rapids 26 -9 27
12 Vancouver Whitecaps 27 -18 27

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Atlanta United FC 26 +15 45
2 Philadelphia Union 27 +8 45
3 New York City FC 24 +13 41
4 DC United 27 +1 39
5 New York Red Bulls 26 +5 38
6 New England Revolution 26 -7 35
7 Montreal Impact 27 -11 34
8 Orlando City SC 27 0 34
9 Toronto FC 26 -2 34
10 Chicago Fire 28 +2 33
11 Columbus Crew SC 27 -12 27
12 FC Cincinnati 26 -35 18