David Villa scored an early goal and New York City FC held off the LA Galaxy to win 1-0 at Yankee Stadium on Saturday.
LA keeper Clement Diop got a piece of Ronald Matarrita's shot, but it still fell for Villa to score from close range in the sixth minute.
Villa nearly added a second goal in the first half but Diop stretched to deny him with a good save.
NYCFC keeper Josh Saunders was called into action before halftime to push away Nigel de Jong's bicycle kick.
The Galaxy saw their nine-game unbeaten...