Wright-Phillips Named MLS Player Of The Week

Bradley Wright-Phillips, New York Red Bulls
New York Red Bulls striker Bradley Wright-Phillips. Photo: New York Red Bulls

Following his two-goal performance against Minnesota United FC, New York Red Bulls Bradley Wright-Phillips was named Alcatel MLS Player of the Week.

In New York’s 3-0 over Minnesota, Wright-Phillips scored on either side of halftime to give Red Bulls their second win of the young season. The first goal came three minutes before the half, which put New York ahead 2-0. His second tally in the 78th minute sealed the match and the three points for Red Bulls.

On the season, Wright-Phillips has three goals and an assist in three league matches, and six goals and four assists across seven matches that includes four games in the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League.

In his MLS career, Wright-Phillips has 89 regular season goals, currently tied with Carlos Ruiz for 11th on the MLS all-time scoring list. His career tally includes 88 since the start of the 2014 season, which is the most by an MLS player over a five-year span.

The win over Minnesota was Wright-Phillips’ 19th career multi-goal game, moving him into sole possession of fifth place all-time in league history. He now has 15 career MLS regular-season braces.