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David Villa wins MLS MVP award: ‘This is a very happy and proud day for me’

  • New York City FC forward scores 23 goals in second season in US
  • Villa: ‘I’m very proud to represent NYC FC and to receive this award’

David Villa has been named Major League Soccer’s MVP for 2016, beating off competition from Sacha Kljestan and Bradley Wright-Phillips of the New York Red Bulls, as well as Toronto FC’s Sebastian Giovinco.

Villa, who won the World Cup with Spain in 2010, scored 23 goals in his second season in New York – one behind Wright-Phillips’ total of 24. He also helped NYC FC qualify for the playoffs for the first time.

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