David Villa said he will call it a day at the end of the 2019 J-League season.
David Villa announced that he has signed a deal with Japan's Vissel Kobe in the J-League.
Captain Kaka and David Villa netted a goal each to help Major League Soccer All-Stars edge English Premier League team Tottenham 2-1.
Andrea Pirlo made his debut for the MLS side New York City FC as a David Villa brace fired them past Orlando
While the club has not revealed the reasons for David Villa's early departure back to New York City, a combination of football, family and marketing reasons are thought to be behind his exit.
David Villa, Spain's all-time leading goalscorer, will play with Melbourne City, formerly Melbourne Heart, between October and December before linking up with New York City in Major League Soccer.
As well as Frank Lampard's move to Manchester City, New York have also loaned Spanish striker David Villa to Melbourne City. All three clubs are owned by the City Football Group, a holding company of City's owners, the Abu Dhabi United Group.
David Villa registeried his 59th international goal in his 97th and final appearance for Spain just before half-time against Australia. The defending champions notched up a face-saving 3-0 win in their last game of the FIFA World Cup after losing the first two.
David Villa, on his 97th and final appearance put Spain ahead in the 36th minute with his record 59th goal, guiding Juanfran Torres' pass into the net with the inside of his right foot. Juanfran had been found by a typically incisive pass by Andres Iniesta.
Cesc Fabregas gave Barca breathing space when he volleyed home Pedro's cross 22 minutes from time and the former Arsenal captain doubled his tally from the penalty spot moments later.
Pedro Rodriguez scored either side of Cesc Fabregas' second-half volley, and substitute Jean Dongou marked his debut with a late goal as Barcelona snapped out of their first slump of the season.
Barca will be without the injured Messi when they face Celtic in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Soldado admitted that Spain, for all the intricate passing patterns they weave, need to concentrate more on scoring goals.
The Spaniards dominated throughout but after Pedro Rodriguez's opener deflected had cause to be grateful to Pedro Soldado's 32nd-minute clincher as Luis Suarez netted a late freekick for the Uruguayans.
Pedro scored for Spain in their 1-0 win over France in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, but suffered a leg injury in the same game.
Pedro's scrambled effort just before the hour mark was Spain's reward for dominating possession and assured play leading to a 1-0 victory.
Barcelona says Villa will not be fit to play at Granada on Saturday in the Spanish league.
Spain eased to a 3-1 victory over the South Americans at Doha in Qatar in a match where Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta made his debut for the reigning World and European champions.