Andrea Pirlo Scores 1st MLS Goal with Delightful Free-Kick

Tom Webb@@tomwebby92UK Staff WriterJune 18, 2016
Major League Soccer @MLS

Worth the wait. @Pirlo_official puts away his first in MLS to put @NYCFC up 3-0. #NYCvPHI https://t.co/smlTmb4Y1C

Andrea Pirlo finally opened his MLS goalscoring account on Saturday with a trademark free-kick in New York City FC's 3-2 win at home over the Philadelphia Union.

The Italian's fellow designated players Frank Lampard and David Villa had given New York a 2-0 half-time lead before Pirlo made the game safe with a pinpoint strike five minutes into the second half.

Another Look: Frank Lampard scores his first of the season for #NYCFC pic.twitter.com/8D8f7GOMMK

— New York City FC (@NYCFC) June 18, 2016

Another Look: @Guaje7Villa gets the back heel pass from @Harrison_Jack11 and makes it 2-0 to #NYCFC pic.twitter.com/thWQeHUPHd

— New York City FC (@NYCFC) June 18, 2016

Philadelphia hit back with two goals of their own, but the home side held on, ensuring Pirlo's first goal for the club was a winning one.



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