Frank Lampard and David Villa enjoy New York bonding session

Published Add your comment

David Villa and Frank Lampard got to know each other a little better on Wednesday as they both made their Yankee Stadium debuts.

The two former European football stars were in attendance as EPL sides Liverpool and Manchester City battled it out in the Champions Cup in New York.

Teammate bonding

Both David Villa and Frank Lampard have signed to play for New York City FC from 2015, with the new team set to make their MLS debut next March with Yankee Stadium as their home for the first campaign.

Villa took to social media to reveal his delight after hanging out with Lampard, as the two stars enjoyed a thrilling match at what will be their home ground in 2015.

"With my new @nycfc teammate Frank Lampard!!! Con mi nuevo campanero!!!!" Villa wrote on his Instagram page alongside the photo above. 

Thrilling game

Many of the fans in attendance at Yankee Stadium for the game will likely be supporting both Villa and Lampard during the 2015 MLS season.

Liverpool and City played out an entertaining 2-2 draw, before Brendan Rodgers' side prevailed 3-1 in a penalty shootout.

Lampard and Villa have taken up two of the three designated player spots that MLS sides can use for big name players.

Brutal arrival

Villa was the first to arrive, but Lampard's introduction to New York was much more interesting and brutal.

Back in 2001 on the day of the infamous 9/11 attacks on New York, Lampard and some teammates acted drunkenly while they were surrounded by US passengers who had been stranded by the no-fly decision in the US.

At the time, Lampard and his teammates were criticized by the media and fans, and this story reappeared again as he signed his contract with the MLS side.

Lampard claimed that he was a "naive young boy" at the time of the incident. As part of his attempts to make up for the incident, he announced that he has plans to go to the Ground Zero Memorial Museum.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Frank Lampard

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again