CANELO VS. CHAVEZ, JR. FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE

May 3, 2017
CANELO VS. CHAVEZ, JR. FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES, PHOTOS AND VIDEO
 
PLUS! CANELO VS. CHAVEZ, JR. UNDERCARD AND GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN MEDIA 
 

CANELO VS. CHAVEZ, JR. IS PRESENTED LIVE ON HBO PAY-PER-VIEW®SATURDAY, MAY 6 AT T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS

 
GAMBOA VS. CASTELLANOS LIVE ON GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN FRIDAY, MAY 5 AT MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA
L-R: Canelo Alvarez, Oscar De La Hoya, Julio Cesar Chavez, Sr. and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. pose at the final press conference before their clash on Saturday, May 6 presented live by HBO Pay-Per-View at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas)
 
Photo Credit: Tom Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions
 
Video Credit: Golden Boy Promotions
 
LAS VEGAS (May 3, 2017) – Former two-division world champion Canelo Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) today hosted the final press conference ahead of their superfight showdown on Saturday, May 6 presented live on HBO Pay-Per-View® at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. The live stream of the press conference can be viewed here.
Below is what the fighters and their teams had to sat at today’s final press conference:
 
CANELO ALVAREZ, Former Two-Division World Champion:
“On my behalf, I’m going to do everything on my side to make this one of the most historic fights in Mexico. We will be ready on Saturday.
“Every fight is very important to my career, and this fight is no exception. I’m very happy the fight is here on Saturday.”
JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ, JR., Former WBC Middleweight World Champion:
“I feel ready and happy that the fight is only a few days away. I came here to win, not just to fight. Everything has already been said; we’ve all spoken; and I’m here to win this great fight on Saturday, May 6.”
OSCAR DE LA HOYA, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions:
“People know this is an all-out action-packed war. We haven’t had a fight like this in years; it’s a true Mexican civil war.
“Given the obvious Cinco de Mayo date and the bad blood between the boxers, I think it is safe to say this is the biggest fight in Mexican history. To give you an idea of how big this event is, let me give you some numbers. This will be the most attended indoor fight in the storied Las Vegas fight history with more than 20,000 in attendance. The fight sold out in 10 days, and we opened up more circuit-viewing theaters for everyone to watch on fight night in Las Vegas at MGM properties. Fight fans in six continents will be able to watch the fight with the HBO platform and streamed live on goldenboyppv.com giving anyone with a phone or laptop the ability to watch.
JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ, SR., Mexican Boxing Legend and Father to Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.:
“I’m happy to be here, and I’m happy Saturday is close. I’ve lived many big moments in my life, and this is probably one of the biggest moments and fights in my life. It’s a big fight for Mexico, but I believe this a fight that can be won-anything can be done in the ring.”
BERNARD HOPKINS, Future Hall of Famer and Golden Boy Promotions Business Partner:
“This fight is a big one because I don’t believe we’ve seen a Mexican fighter face another Mexican fighter with pride, dignity and talent all on the line. I look at this as a very brutal fight because Chavez, Jr. is coming with legacy behind him and to prove what ever has happened in the past won’t happen on Saturday. Canelo is the face of one of the most important months in boxing, and I know he wants to continue that reputation. I look forward to what will happen on Saturday and I tell everyone to pay attention to what will happen.”
EDDY REYNOSO, Head Trainer to Canelo Alvarez:
“We’ve worked very hard for many years with sacrifices and lots of discipline to get to where we are today. We’ve had a fantastic camp and we’ve done all the hard work to be ready for Saturday night.
JOSE “CHEPO” REYNOSO, Manager and Trainer to Canelo Alvarez:
“There’s a saying in Mexico that there isn’t a date that wont arrive. The day is here and we are ready This has been brewing more many years, Team Canelo is very confident we will raise our hands in victory on fight night.”
GUADALUPE VALENCIA, Representative of Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.:
“We have all come together to make this historical event happen. This fight is a very important moment to the history of Mexico. I believe in our lifetime, this fight is the fight of the moment. Both camps have worked very hard and all we can do is watch on Saturday. I’m confident Julio has done everything he can to be victorious.”
MEMO HEREDIA, Trainer to Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.:
“This has been one of the most important camps for me, we have done two months of training camp with many different conditioning and Junior has done very well. We are very confident Junior has trained as well as he can and we look forward to a tremendous fight on Saturday.”
NACHO BERISTAIN, Trainer to Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.:
“I’ve been in boxing for 58 years, and I’ve had many big fights here in Vegas. I’m very proud to be with Junior for this fight. We’ve trained very hard for the past two months with Junior and we are ready for victory. I’m with a fighter who is very talented and I know we will do well on Saturday.”

RICHARD STURM, President of Entertainment and Sports for MGM Resorts International:
“We are very proud to be a part of making history when we host this fight on Cinco de Mayo weekend. As many of you have noticed, T-Mobile Arena has changed the sports and entertainment landscape in Las Vegas, as we all look forward to Canelo’s return to after his knockout victory over Amir Khan last year. We also look forward to Chavez, Jr.’s first return in five years as he takes on one of the sports biggest champs for this fight.”
TONY WALKER, Vice President of HBO Pay-Per-View:
“This show is special because it honors the rich tradition of Cinco de Mayo. We know Canelo and Chavez, Jr. will put on a show in the ring-both are very talented, skilled fighters with a lot at stake.
“These are two fighters that have consistently been able to sell out arenas and generate huge pay-per-view buys. In the age of fragmented television sales, something should be said for fighters who can sell these pay-per-views to so many homes. We will see something very considerable on Saturday.”
BOB BENNETT, Nevada State Athletic Commission:
“For these two Mexican warriors, there is no better time to have these fights. The Nevada State Athletic Commission is ready and padded to go to work. We are a team, and I do a great deal of research and statistical analysis into our officials and I know everyone who has worked under pressure in Las Vegas. We are regulators with no financial interest-it’s strictly business and our number one priority is the fighter. The three judges selected for this fight have over 380 fights with them, and have performed consistently well under pressure.”
Also, undercard fighters to Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. and Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN: Gamboa vs. Castellanos today hosted a media workout, alongside Future Hall of Famer and Golden Boy Promotions’ business partner Bernard Hopkins and WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring magazine world lightweight champion Jorge “El Nino de Oro” Linares at MGM Resort Hotel and Casino before their upcoming fights on Friday, May 5 at MGM Grand Garden Arena and Saturday, May 6 at T-Mobile Arena.
(L-R, Former IBF Middleweight Champion David Lemieux and former three-division world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa host a media workout on May 3 at MGM Resort Hotel and Casino ahead of their respective fights on May 6 and May 5 presented live on HBO Pay-Per-View and Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN)
On the Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. undercard, former IBF Middleweight Champion David Lemieux (37-3, 33 KOs) and Marco “Dorado” Reyes (35-4, 26 KOs) who will meet in a 10-round middleweight event; former WBC Silver Super Lightweight Champion Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse (37-4, 34 KOs) will take on Emmanuel “Tranzformer” Taylor (20-4, 14 KOs) and Joseph “JoJo” Diaz, Jr. (23-0, 13 KOs) will be defending his NABF title against Manuel “Tino” Avila (22-0, 8 KOs) on HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
Also part of the Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. HBO Free-View, lightweight prospect Ryan “Kingry” Garcia (8-0, 7 KOs) will face Tyrone “Hands of Stone” Luckey (8-6-3, 6 KOs) and former Mexican Olympian Raul “El Cugar” Curiel will make his pro-debut against Jesus Sanchez (1-1-2). Also on the card, super bantamweight contender Ronny Rios (27-1, 12 KOs) will fight Daniel “El Chato” Noriega (28-10-1, 15 KOs) and opening up the night, lightweight prospect Joseph “Diamante” Aguirre (16-0, 9 KOs) will be battling Angel Aispuro (8-4-2, 5 KOs).
The May 5 action-packed night of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN will be headlined by former three-division world champion Yuriorkis “El Ciclon de Guantanamo” Gamboa and Robinson “Robin Hood” Castellanos. Co-main event of the night, Abraham “Chamaco” Lopez (22-0-1, 15 KOs) will defend his NABA featherweight title against Jesus Rojas (24-1-2, 17 KOs).
Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. is a 12-round fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with TGB and sponsored by Tecate, BORN BOLD, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Adriana’s Insurance and Interjet. Lemieux vs. Reyes is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Eye of the Tiger Management. Matthysse vs. Taylor is a 10-round fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arano Boxing and Star Boxing. Diaz, Jr. vs. Avila is presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event will take place Saturday, May 6 at T-Mobile Arena and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
Tickets for the closed circuit telecast of Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. are priced at
$75, not including applicable fees. All seats are general admission and tickets are available for purchase at any MGM Resorts International box office or concierge desk. Tickets also can be purchased by phone with a major credit card at 800-745-3000. Tickets for “Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.” in theaters nationwide are on sale now at www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN).
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THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER SEASON 26 TO CROWN FIRST FEMALE 125-POUND CHAMPION

May 3, 2017

UFC® TO CROWN NEW CHAMPION AND LAUNCH WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT DIVISION ON SEASON 26 OF

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER®

OPEN CASTING CALL SCHEDULED FOR

TUESDAY, MAY 23 IN LAS VEGAS

 

Las Vegas – A new division will be created and a new champion will emerge from the next season of The Ultimate Fighter®. Women’s flyweights, between the ages of 21-34 with a winning record and at least three professional fights are invited to attend the open casting call in Las Vegas. The season will also be open to females on the current UFC roster that can successfully make 125-pounds throughout the duration of the season. The previous casting call for women’s strawweights and bantamweights as well as male middleweights has been cancelled. The season will begin filming in July and premiere on FS1 later this year.

 

Applications, which should be completed and brought to tryouts, can be found online at http://www.ufc.com/TUF26. The athletes will be required to grapple and hit pads, so please bring appropriate gear. Applicants will be notified at the end of the day if they have been selected to move on in the casting process. If selected, applicants must be prepared to stay in Las Vegas until Saturday, May 27. All questions can be directed to gdefranco@pilgrimstudios.com.

 

The Ultimate Fighter, which debuted in 2005, has launched the careers of some of the UFC’s most recognizable names and successful athletes. The series has produced six UFC champions including Forrest Griffin, Rashad Evans, Michael Bisping, TJ Dillashaw, Carla Esparza, and Matt Serra.

 

WHO:              125-pound women

 

WHEN:            Tuesday, May 23 at 8 a.m. PT

 

WHERE:          Palace Station Hotel

2411 W. Sahara Ave.

Las Vegas, NV 89102

 

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Bryan Rabello: Contra Puebla debemos hacer un gran juego y regalarle el triunfo a nuestra afición

May 3, 2017

Bryan Rabello: Contra Puebla debemos hacer un gran juego y regalarle el triunfo a nuestra afición

“Es importantísimo cerrar de muy buena manera por la afición, son los que en cada partido se brindan por nosotros, son los que sufren, así que esperemos que este partido (contra Puebla) hagamos un gran juego y podamos regalarles el triunfo”, afirmó este miércoles el jugador de los Pumas Bryan Rabello, al término del entrenamiento en Cancha Dos de Ciudad Universitaria.

El futbolista chileno destacó que el equipo está consciente que tiene una gran deuda con los seguidores auriazules y mandó un mensaje claro al decir que el vestidor no está roto. “No, para nada. El grupo está bastante compacto, cada uno sabe lo que es como jugador. Como grupo estamos bastante tranquilos y conscientes de lo que estamos pasando. Las personas siempre van a querer ensuciar en ese sentido”, explicó.

Un ejemplo claro, dijo Rabello, es que los jugadores apoyan la ratificación de Francisco Palencia en la Dirección Técnica y por ello saldrán a dejar todo para conseguir la victoria este domingo. “Tenemos plena confianza en lo que ha hecho Paco. A nosotros nos ha sentado bastante bien, siempre está colaborando con nosotros y me parece bien que lo sigan ratificando. Estamos trabajando en todos los aspectos para mejorar y tratar de cerrar dignamente el torneo”, comentó.

Clortesia:Club Pumas

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NFL OFFSEASON WORKOUT PROGRAM DATES ANNOUNCED

May 3, 2017
 

NFL OFFSEASON WORKOUT PROGRAM DATES ANNOUNCED

Voluntary offseason workout programs are intended to provide training, teaching and physical conditioning for players.  The calendar for 2017 is below.

As per Article 21 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, each club’s official, voluntary nine-week offseason program is conducted in three phases:

Phase One consists of the first two weeks of the program with activities limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation only.

Phase Two consists of the next three weeks of the program. On-field workouts may include individual player instruction and drills as well as team practice conducted on a “separates” basis. No live contact or team offense vs. team defense drills are permitted.

Phase Three consists of the next four weeks of the program. Teams may conduct a total of 10 days of organized team practice activity, or “OTAs”. No live contact is permitted, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are permitted.

Article 22 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement stipulates that clubs may hold one mandatory minicamp for veteran players. This minicamp, noted below, must occur during Phase Three of the offseason program.

New head coaches are entitled to conduct an additional voluntary veteran minicamp.  Voluntary minicamps for veteran players were conducted prior to the NFL Draft, but no earlier than week three of the club’s offseason workout program and after at least one week of the two weeks of Phase One activities that the clubs may hold pursuant to Article 21. This year, five clubs held voluntary veteran minicamps, as noted below.

Each club may hold a rookie football development program for a period of seven weeks, which in 2017 may begin on May 15. During this period, no activities may be held on weekends, with the exception of one post-NFL Draft rookie minicamp, which may be conducted on either the first or second weekend following the draft. The dates of each club’s post-draft rookie minicamps are noted below.

For specific information and detailed offseason program rules, please see Articles 21 and 22 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (beginning on page 131), available on nflcommunications.com.

The NFL Offseason Workout Program calendar (dates are tentative and subject to change at the discretion of individual clubs):

 

ARIZONA                    First Day:                                  April 17

OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 16-18, May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1-2

Mandatory Minicamp:                June 6-8

Rookie Minicamp:                      May 12-14

ATLANTA                   First Day:                                  April 17

OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 30, June 1-2, June 5-6, June 8-9

Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15

Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14

BALTIMORE               First Day:                                  April 17

OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 22, May 24-25, May 30, June 1-2, June 5-6, June 8-9

Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15

Rookie Minicamp:                     May 5-7


BUFFALO                   First Day:                                  April 3

OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 16-18, May 23-25, June 5-8

Voluntary Minicamp:                  April 18-20

Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15

Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14

CAROLINA                 First Day:                                  April 17

OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 6, June 8-9

Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15

Rookie Minicamp:                     May 5-6

CHICAGO                   First Day:                                  April 18

OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 22-23, May 25, May 30, June 1-2, June 5-6, June 8-9

Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15

Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14

CINCINNATI               First Day:                                  April 17

OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8

Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15

Rookie Minicamp:                     May 5-7

CLEVELAND              First Day:                                  April 17

OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8

Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15

Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14

DALLAS                     First Day:                                  April 17

OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-7

Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15

Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14

DENVER                     First Day:                                  April 10

OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8

Voluntary Minicamp:                  April 25-27

Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15

Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-13

DETROIT                    First Day:                                  April 17

OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-6, June 8-9

Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15

Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14

GREEN BAY               First Day:                                  April 18

OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 22-24, May 31, June 1-2, June 5-8

Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15

Rookie Minicamp:                     May 5-6

HOUSTON                  First Day:                                  April 17

OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 22-23, May 25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-6, June 8-9

Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15

Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14

INDIANAPOLIS          First Day:                                  April 17

OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 22-23, May 25, May 31, June 1-2, June 5-8

Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15

Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14

JACKSONVILLE        First Day:                                  April 17

OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23, May 25-26, May 30, June 1-2, June 5-6, June 8-9

Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15

Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14

KANSAS CITY            First Day:                                  April 17

OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 6-9

Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15

Rookie Minicamp:                     May 6-8

 

LA CHARGERS          First Day:                                  April 3

OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 16-18, May 23-25, June 5-6, June 8-9

Voluntary Minicamp:                  April 25-27

Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15

Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14

 

LA RAMS                    First Day:                                  April 10

OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8

Voluntary Minicamp:                  April 25-27

Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15

Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14

MIAMI                          First Day:                                  April 17

OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8

Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15

Rookie Minicamp:                     May 5-7

MINNESOTA               First Day:                                  April 17

OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8

Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15

Rookie Minicamp:                     May 5-7

NEW ENGLAND         First Day:                                  April 17

OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 22-23, May 25, May 31, June 1, June 12-13, June 15

Mandatory Minicamp:                June 6-8

Rookie Minicamp:                     May 5-7

NEW ORLEANS         First Day:                                  April 17

OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8

Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15

Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14

NY GIANTS                First Day:                                  April 18

OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 22-23, May 25, May 30-31, June 2, June 5-6, June 8-9

Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15

Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14

NY JETS                     First Day:                                  April 17

OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8

Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15

Rookie Minicamp:                     May 5-7

OAKLAND                  First Day:                                  April 17

OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 22-23, May 25, May 30-31, June 2, June 5-6, June 8-9

Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15

Rookie Minicamp:                     May 5-7

PHILADELPHIA          First Day:                                  April 17

OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-6, June 8-9

Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15

Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14

PITTSBURGH            First Day:                                  April 17

OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8

Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15

Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14

SAN FRANCISCO      First Day:                                  April 10

OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 22-23, May 25, May 30-31, June 2, June 5-6, June 8-9

Voluntary Minicamp:                  April 25-27

Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15

Rookie Minicamp:                     May 5-7

SEATTLE                   First Day:                                  April 18

OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 30, June 1-2, June 5-6, June 8-9

Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15

Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14

TAMPA BAY              First Day:                                  April 17

OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8

Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15

Rookie Minicamp:                     May 5-7

TENNESSEE              First Day:                                  April 17

OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8

Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15

Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14

WASHINGTON           First Day:                                  April 17

OTA Offseason Workouts:         May 23-25, May 30-31, June 1, June 5-8

Mandatory Minicamp:                June 13-15

Rookie Minicamp:                     May 12-14 ​

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David Villa prolonga su contrato con el New York City FC

May 3, 2017

David Villa prolonga su contrato con el New York City FC

 

El New York City FC tiene el placer de anunciar que el vigente mejor jugador de la Major League Soccer (MLS), David Villa, ha ampliado su contrato con el club por una temporada más. El delantero asturiano fue en su momento el primer fichaje de la historia del New York City FC, el primer capitán del equipo y ya se convertido en el máximo goleador de la historia del club. Con su extensión de contrato por una temporada, David Villa se compromete a jugar en el equipo neoyorquino hasta el final de la temporada 2018.

 

En declaraciones a la web del club, David Villa ha comentado:

 

“Hace tres años, comenzamos un gran proyecto para construir este increíble club y me escogieron para ser el primer capitán, algo de lo que todavía estoy muy orgulloso”.

 

“Cuando miro hacia atrás sobre aquellos primeros días en 2014, es realmente impresionante comprobar lo lejos que hemos llegado en tan poco tiempo y saber que todavía tenemos mucho potencial para seguir creciendo, tanto dentro como fuera del campo”

 

“Estoy muy feliz en esta ciudad y en este club, estoy en forma y puedo hacer muchas cosas en el campo. No estoy preparado para la retirada todavía”

 

“Por esta razón, seguir aquí y firmar un nuevo contrato ha sido una decisión muy fácil para mí”

 

David Villa también ha tenido palabras para los aficionados que le han apoyado desde su llegada al New York City FC en 2015:

 

“Me gustaría agradecer a todo el mundo su apoyo, desde el primer día hasta hoy. Me quieren y yo les quiero. Los fans me dan su apoyo dentro y fuera del campo y son una parte muy importante de nuestros éxitos, tanto en el pasado como los que están por venir”

 

El entrenador del New York City FC, Patrick Vieira, también ha mostrado su satisfacción por la continuidad de su delantero estrella:

 

“Son muy buenas noticias para mi, son buenas noticias para el club y son buenas noticias para David, especialmente si te fijas en la manera en la que ha estado jugando y en la cantidad de goles que ha marcado”

 

“El club quería ofrecerle otra temporada y él quería quedarse otra temporada. Todas las partes están muy contentas y personalmente estoy muy satisfecho de que se quede con nosotros”

 

El Director Deportivo del New York City FC, Claudio Reyna, fue el encargado de fichar a David Villa en Junio de 2014 y, echando la vista atrás, se muestra enormemente satisfecho con su decisión:

 

“David es un jugador fantástico y un emblema para este club desde el primer día”

 

“Sus actuaciones hablan por sí mismas, culminadas con el premio de Mejor Jugador de la MLS en su segunda temporada en la competición”

 

“David ha aportado a la plantilla un nivel de profesionalismo que ha sido muy importante en el lanzamiento de este club. Entrena cada día como un profesional de alto nivel, compite en cada partido para ganar y sirve como ejemplo para el resto de jugadores”

 

La relación entre David Villa y los New York City FC ha sido espectacular desde que el delantero asturiano debutó con el equipo en la temporada 2015 ante New England Revolution. Villa fue el autor del primer gol en el Yankee Stadium en la primera victoria de la historia del club y, desde entonces, el delantero asturiano no ha parado de marcar goles hasta anotar 46 tantos en 70 partidos.

 

En su primera temporada en el New York City FC, Villa marcó 18 goles, mientras que la temporada pasada, aumentó su cifra hasta los 23 goles, liderando al equipo hacia los Playoffs de la MLS y consiguiendo el premio a Mejor Jugador de la temporada.

 

Esta temporada, David Villa también ha comenzado con una forma espectacular, marcando cinco goles en siete partidos hasta la fecha. Entre ellos, un magnífico gol desde el centro del campo con una espectacular volea ante Philadelphia Union.

 

Con su ampliación de contrato con el New York City FC, David Villa tendrá al menos dos oportunidades más de conseguir el sueño de ganar el título de la Major League Soccer.

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