David Villa grew up in the small mining town of Tuilla in the municipality of Langreo in North Spain. Even from a young age, Villa faced obstacles he had to overcome in order to become a soccer icon. Continue reading “Why is David Villa Called ‘El Guaje’?”
One year ago today, New York City FC made their first splash in the transfer market, signing world-class forward David Villa.
Despite not having a cavalry of teammates to train with initially, Villa was unfazed. He trained under the guidance of friend and former Atletico Madrid physical training coach Oscar Pitillas and New York City FC head coach Jason Kreis.
Pablo Alvarez had his sights set on Major League Soccer for the past few years.
The midfielder wanted to make a move to the United States and accomplished just that prior to the 2015 MLS season.
New York City FC signed Alvarez from UP Langreo of Spain’s Segunda División B on March 6.