Acquired: Signed on July 24, 2013
The first two-time MLS Golden Boot winner, Wright-Phillips turned himself into an elite finisher in MLS, and has banked arguably the greatest forward season in MLS history. He has the pace to get behind the defense and is an expert in running the channels or getting on the end of crosses. In 2018, he became the fastest player in MLS to record 100 league goals and the first to score 20 goals or more in three different seasons.
OUTSIDE MLS: Wright-Phillips’ career started in 2004, when he graduated from Manchester City’s academy and played for the Premier League side until 2006. He then moved onto English side Southampton, where he amassed 111 appearances and scored 22 goals. From 2009-11, Wright-Phillips featured for Plymouth Argyle before moving to Charlton Athletic. At Charlton, Wright-Phillips scored 31 goals in 82 games. Prior to coming to New York, Wright-Phillips was most recently at Brentford on loan, playing 15 matches and recording five goals.
NOTES: MLS Best XI in 2014, 2016...MLS All-Star 2014, 2018...MLS Golden Boot winner 2014, 2016.