Villa scores twice, New York defeats Seattle 2-1

New York City FC forward David Villa, right, celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Seattle Sounders during the sec

New York City FC midfielder Alexander Ring, left, is tripped up by Seattle Sounders forward Harrison Shipp during the second half of a

New York City FC defender RJ Allen (27) and Seattle Sounders midfielder Clint Dempsey vie for control of the ball during the first half

New York City FC forward David Villa, left, and Seattle Sounders midfielder Henry Wingo vie for the ball during the second half of a Ma

New York City FC forward David Villa, center, scores a goal past Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei (24) during the second half of

Seattle Sounders midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro (10) is tripped up by New York City FC defender Rodney Wallace (23) during the first half o

NEW YORK (AP) — David Villa didn't let the rain bother him Saturday, scoring twice in leading New York City FC past Seattle 2-1.

The star striker from Spain scored his 50th and 51st MLS career goals in the second half.

Seattle took a 1-0 lead in the 40th minute on a goal by Cristian Roldan. He got free after the ball was deflected and made his way through the water-clogged Yankee Stadium turf to score.

But Villa tied it with a penalty kick in the 52nd. And 25 minutes later, he volleyed home Jack Harrison's cross.

The hosts are 8-53 for 20 points in the Eastern Division. Defending MLS champion Seattle is 5-7-4 for 19 points in the Western Division.