New York City FC find David Villa his first teammate

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Jeb Brovsky will join Villa in New York
Jeb Brovsky will join Villa in New York.

New York City FC have found themselves a second player to join recent marquee signing David Villa as they continue to build ahead of their debut in Major League Soccer in 2015.

Jeb Brovsky has been confirmed by the franchise as their second official signing, with the defender joining NYCFC after three years in Major League Soccer:

"I feel very fortunate that we are in a position to add a player of Jeb's quality this early in our process," New York's head coach, Jason Kreis, said in an official statement."He is a player my staff and I have been very fond of going back several years ago when he entered the league and we have been watching and appreciating him ever since.

"His athleticism, versatility, and passion for the game and evident and I am certain we have added another terrific character to our growing family," the former Real Salt Lake HC continued.

Brovsky began his professional career with the Vancouver Whitecaps after being taken with the 19th overall pick of the 2011 SuperDraft, but spent the previous two seasons with the Montreal Impact.

The 25-year-old has made 68 appearances for the Impact since 2012, scoring two goals in the process and will be a welcome addition to the new franchise with Spain international striker David Villa previously the only name on the roster before today:

"I'm tremendously excited to be joining New York City FC," Brovsky told the New York City official website.

"With the talented coaching and training staff they've put in place, it's clear that this club is focused on winning. This is a big step in my life and career to be coming to play in the biggest sports city, and I can't wait to take the field at Yankee stadium."

With New York City FC not set to play their first game until the 2015 season begins in January,  Brovsky, who has also appeared in midfield for his previous club, will be loaned out to an MLS team until December.

As yet there is no word as to which franchise that will be.

Brovsky of course will not fill one of the designated player slots for New York City which means that the franchise still has two roster places available to bring in big name signings.

They have been rumored to be interested in bringing the likes of Frank Lampard and Joleon Lescott to New York.

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