2018 Preseason: David Villa - New York City FC
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David Villa, Haris Medunjanin tune up for MLS season with free kick goals

Preseason games allow players to get ready for the regular season in all kinds of ways, but on Saturday, two notable MLS players tallied impressive free kick goals.

The first came from New York City FC star David Villa, who notched his free kick in a 2-2 draw against the Montreal Impact in St. Petersburg, Fla.

The goal was Villa's second of the game, after he scored on a nifty chip in the first half.

Meanwhile, perhaps Philadelphia Union midfielder Haris Medunjanin, also in St. Petersburg for the Rowdies Suncoast Invitational tournament, saw Villa's free kick effort earlier in the day and thought, "I can do that, too."

He scored a consolation goal in the Union's 2-1 loss to tournament host Tampa Bay Rowdies.

Truth be told, the kicks were from a similar spot. Should we ask who did it better, or simply admire two good free kick goals?

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