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NYCFC boss Kreis backing ex-Barcelona ace Villa to be a success

Jason Kreis is supremely confident that David Villa will be a complete success in MLS.

Spain's all-time leading scorer opened his MLS account for NYCFC in their history-making 2-0 win over New England Revolution at Yankee Stadium on Sunday.

The former Valencia and Barcelona star produced a customary cool finish in the 19th minute before supplying Patrick Mullins for the winner in the 84th minute and head coach Kreis suggests it is only the beginning for the Designated Player.

"I actually had a notion this was going to be a good week for him because I think he's been fantastic in the training sessions this week," Kreis said.

"We don't get around people like him very often that can finish with the percentage that he finishes chances with.

"I know he's an incredibly talented player, an incredibly smart player and he's not shy of working hard.

"For me, he's the exact type of player who will be incredibly successful in this league, but it will take some time."

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