- Associated Press - Sunday, June 21, 2015

TORONTO (AP) - David Villa scored twice to lead expansion New York City FC to a 2-0 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday night, halting Toronto’s unbeaten streak at five games.

Villa converted a penalty shot in the eighth minute after Benoit Cheyrou was whistled for a hand ball in the box.

Villa got his second of the night when New York City FC (4-7-5) pounced on a soft pass from Toronto goalkeeper Chris Konopka to defender Eriq Zavaleta. The turnover proved costly - an easy goal for the former Valencia and Barcelona star in the 58th minute.

Toronto coach Greg Vanney said his star striker Sebastian Giovinco was battered and bruised after the loss.

“He’s got scratches all over him, he’s been kicked a number of times, he’s trying to make a quick run in transition and boom, he’s getting hit,” Vanney said. “If that’s the template, we’re going to need the officiating to take care of the players who people come to watch. This league is supposed to be about that.”

Giovinco left the locker room before reporters were allowed in the room. Toronto captain Michael Bradley said his team couldn’t use New York’s tactics as an excuse.

“If we’re good enough in what we want to do, and sharp enough, then I don’t think we’re talking about that,” Bradley said.

Toronto FC (6-5-2) honored Dwayne De Rosario before the game. The 37-year-old De Rosario recently ended his 18-year pro career.

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