FILE - New York City FC forward David Villa scores a penalty kick goal against Toronto FC during the first half of an MLS soccer game at Yankee Stadium in New York, on March 13, 2016. Photo: AP
NEW YORK: Spanish striker David Villa has extended his contract with Major League Soccer's New York City team for one year through the 2018 season. The deal with the 35-year-old was announced by the team on Wednesday. Villa, the 2016 MLS MVP, is earning $5.61 million this season. Villa, a member of Spain's 2010 World Cup champions, began playing for NYC in 2015. He has 46 goals in 70 games, including five in seven matches this season.