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MLS capsules: David Villa scores twice as NYCFC remains hot

David Villa scored two goals to help New York City FC beat FC Dallas on Sunday, April 29, 2018. (Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press)
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David Villa scored two goals to help New York City FC beat FC Dallas in New York.

Villa converted from the spot to give NYCFC (6-1-2) a 2-1 lead in the 36th minute after Reto Ziegler was called – after video review – for a hand ball in the area.

Jesus Medina also scored for New York City. Santiago Mosquera scored for FC Dallas (3-1-3).

LAFC 1, Seattle 0: Laurent Ciman scored on a free kick in the third minute of stoppage time, and Los Angeles FC opened its $350 million Banc of California Stadium with a stunning 1-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders.

Tyler Miller made three saves to earn the shutout for LAFC, but the Major League Soccer expansion team seemed headed to its first scoreless draw in the first home game in franchise history before its Belgian captain lined up a free kick in the final minute of play.

Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei crouched to make the save after Ciman’s kick cleared the wall, but Frei simply couldn’t hang on. The ball hit the net and electrified the sellout crowd of 22,000. Those mostly black-and-gold-clad fans serenaded LAFC throughout the first game in its beautiful new home.

Orlando City 2, Rapids 1: Yoshimar Yotun scored on a penalty kick and Cristian Higuita added his first goal since 2016 and Orlando City beat Colorado for its franchise-record tying fifth consecutive win in Commerce City, Colorado.

Yotun converted from the spot in the 77th minute to give Orlando City a 2-1 lead after he drew a foul conceded by Dillon Serna in the penalty area.

Cristian Higuita tied it for Orlando City (4-2-1) in the 52nd minute.

Dominique Badji opened the scoring for Colorado (2-2-2) in the 26th minute.