Feb. 3, 2020 By Allie Griffin
Soccer star David Villa and Queensboro FC — the new pro soccer team that will begin playing in Queens in 2021 — will host its first ever fan event in Astoria on Wednesday.
Villa, the Spanish national team’s all-time top scorer and a founding partner of Queensboro FC, will scrimmage with local youth players at Upper 90 Soccer Center, located at 34-19 38th St.
He will also give a pair of signed boots to the winner of a sweepstakes competition.
The sold-out event runs from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with snacks and beverages on hand for soccer fans. Queensboro FC’s founding partners will also be in attendance.
The Spanish player founded the borough’s own professional soccer team, Queensboro FC, together with Jonathan Krane, a New York City-based asset manager, in November.
Queensboro FC will compete in The USL Championship, a Division II professional league that is a tier below Major League Soccer.
The team will host its home matches in a new modular stadium fit to hold 7,500 fans according to ESPN at Jamaica’s York College and play select matches at Citi Field.