EOS Picks: New York City FC End of Year Awards

IMAGE, MATT KREMKAU FOR EMPIRE OF SOCCER

NEW YORK CITY FC MVP: David Villa

IMAGE, MATT KREMKAU FOR EMPIRE OF SOCCER

IMAGE, MATT KREMKAU FOR EMPIRE OF SOCCER

Captain. Leader. Goalscorer. League MVP.

What didn’t David Villa do this season?

His 23 goals would be praise worthy enough. However, what Villa brings to NYCFC is so much more than that. He is the ideal leader for this fledgling franchise; a true soccer professional that sets the tone for the rest of the team. He is a player who isn’t satisfied with just winning — he wants to win with class, with strong play and an attitude of expectation.

He is also the ideal ambassador for New York soccer. Can you name another DP that has immersed himself in as many outreach programs and events as Villa has? You might … but I doubt it.

In short: he gets it. Villa is the perfect player for this team — right here, right now. And he proves it both on and off the field.

 

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