David Villa, New York City FC snap skid in 2–2 tie against Chicago Fire

Saturday May 16th, 2015

NEW YORK (AP)—David Villa set up goals at the end of each half and New York City FC tied the Chicago Fire 2–2 on Friday night at Yankee Stadium to snap a four-game losing streak and extend its winless run to nine games.

With New York City (1-6-4) down 2-0, Villa fired a shot from the top of the box in first-half extra time. Chicago goalkeeper Sean Johnson made a diving save, but Mehdi Ballouchy drove home a long rebound to make it 2-1.

In the first minute of extra time at the end of the match, Villa threaded a pass to an open Khiry Shelton, who fired a right-footed shot past a diving Johnson to tie it.

Chicago (3-5-1) scored in the 14th minute on Razvan Cocis's header and Jeff Larentowicz converted a penalty kick in the 27th minute to make it 2-0. The Fire have lost three straight after winning three in a row.

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