The former Barcelona star was caught punching a player and was sent off during the pre-season friendly between New York City and Houston Dynamo.
The 35-year-old was exposed for his violent attack as he punched an opponent in the Desert Diamond Cup.
Villa, Spain's record goalscorer, clashed with an opponent as Andrea Pirlo swung in a corner in the 37th minute.
David Villa was sent off just four minutes after he was booked when the referee looked at a monitor
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The referee booked the striker after the incident and awarded Dynamo a free kick before he went over to consult video footage.
Just before he restarted the game the referee signalled a box in the air as he went to the side of the pitch to check a monitor.
After watching the incident back on the monitor the official then returned to the pitch having changed his mind.
AJ DeLaGarza was hit round the face by David Villa as the corner was swung in
DeLaGarza jumped to the floor holding his face after he was hit in the face
Villa was still arguing with the opposition player who he had punched, AJ DeLaGarza, in the middle of the pitch as the referee approached the Spaniard.
Nearly four minutes after the original clash, the referee dragged Villa to one side before he made the box shape once again before giving the striker his marching orders.
The striker had to be pulled away from DeLaGarza as the pair clashed once again.
The referee checked the monitor before he decided to send David Villa off
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Villa continued to protest against the decision with the fourth official before he eventually took his seat on the bench.
Dynamo went on to win the game 3-1 after Villa was sent off when the teams were tied having scored for his side.
Video technology has only been used in reserve ties of MLS and last year’s Club World Cup.
The referee can check the video technology for game changing decisions which includes goals, penalty incidents and straight red cards.