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Villa tops Audi Player Index in win vs. Fire

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David Villa's influential showing vs. Chicago tops Audi Player Index

NYCFC went a man down early but netted two second-half goals to hold off the Chicago Fire.

New York City FC star David Villa continues to dominate the Audi Player Index.

In a 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire on Saturday, Villa had six shots and five chances created. He scored the opening goal in the victory.

David Villa's performance in New York City FC's win over Chicago was enough to top the Audi Player Index this week.

Villa's 59 total touches ranked second on the team behind Maxi Moralez. He completed 79 percent of his passes, the most among FC players with at least 15 passes.

Villa's goal was his third of the season from outside the box. He is the only player on his team to score from outside...

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Relive the top goals from Week 20 throughout Major League Soccer.

Hector Villalba, Gustav Svensson, Blerim Dzemaili, David Villa or Kyle Beckerman -- who scored the MLS Goal of the Week?

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D.C. fighting too many fires under Olsen, current ownership to truly grow

Houston scored all three of their goals within the first twenty minutes of the match to pick up a road win over DC United.
Seattle Sounders came back from 0-3 down to pull off an historic victory over D.C. United at CenturyLink Field.

Sometimes a draw can feel like a loss. And sometimes a loss can feel like it goes deeper than the events of the day, or a short-term run of form; instead it says something more essential, more fundamental, about a team and its problems.

The back-to-back defeats D.C. United has just endured have that feel. The confidence-crushing loss to Seattle, after leading 3-0, may have ostensibly followed a very different pattern than the punch to the nose Houston delivered with three goals in the first 17...

Assessing Pep Guardiola's £120m overhaul of Manchester City's defence

Steve Nicol applauds Manchester City's signing of Benjamin Mendy to strengthen Pep Guardiola's defence.
Jonathan Smith brings you the latest from Manchester City's pre-season tour in Los Angeles including their £120 million investment in full-backs.
Manchester City's new signing, Danilo believes he can win both the Premier League and Champions League with the club.

Pep Guardiola now has plenty of options in Manchester City's defence and there will be strong competition for places when they kick off the Premier League season next month.

Benjamin Mendy (age 23, £52 million): The France international learned the art of fast-paced wide play from Marcelo Bielsa at Marseille and took his game on further at Monaco, helping them to the Ligue 1 title and Champions League semifinal and became one of the most exciting young left-backs in Europe.

Kyle Walker (27,...

 By Nayib Moran

Tigres deserve top spot in Liga MX Power Rankings, Monterrey No. 2

Tigres wrapped up a massive win in Week 1 vs. Puebla with Enner Valencia, right, scoring a hat-trick.

Off a 2017 Apertura debut which included 13 player debuts in Mexico's top-flight, only three games finished in draws while Tigres put on the best possible show to start off their new season.

Here are Week 1's Liga MX Power Rankings:

1. TIGRES UANL  (no change)
There was an ocean of difference between Tigres and Puebla in their Week 1 match that finished with a 5-0 win. Enner Valencia got a hat-trick and made a resounding statement on his return to Liga MX, which he left in 2014.


Alvaro Morata under pressure to hit the ground running with Chelsea

The FC panel discuss the imminent arrival of Alvaro Morata to Chelsea and how he lines up with Antonio Conte's style.
James Rodriguez backs former Real Madrid teammate Alvaro Morata to settle in just fine at Chelsea.
Antonio Conte maintains Alvaro Morata was his first choice when it came to luring a new striker to Chelsea.

You only get one chance to make a first impression, so the pressure is already on Alvaro Morata to make an impressive start as a Chelsea player when he faces Bayern Munich in Singapore on Tuesday. But with the mounting attacking problems facing manager Antonio Conte, the onus on Morata to banish Chelsea's blues with a stand-out display against the German champions cannot be over-stated.

Chelsea enjoyed a serene cruise to the Premier League title under Conte last season, with Eden Hazard and Diego...