(The Sports Xchange) - New York City FC standout David Villa was named Major League Soccer Most Valuable Player on Tuesday after scoring 23 goals this season.
Villa, a forward, received 25.9 percent of the vote in winning the Landon Donovan Award, the MLS announced.
New York Red Bulls striker Bradley Wright-Phillips (19.3) was second and Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan (17.6) placed third. Toronto FC forward Sebastian Giovinco (16.3) was fourth and Montreal Impact midfielder Ignacio Piatti (7.7) fifth.
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Villa, 35, completed his second season with New York City FC and helped the club finish with 54 points, an improvement of 17 from 2015.
Villa finished one goal behind Wright-Phillips, the MLS leader.
(Editing by Frank Pingue)