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. An understated signing originally, Wright-Phillips thrived playing alongside Thierry Henry leading to 27 goals and the 2014 Golden Boot.
Wright-Phillips has the speed to get behind the defense and is an expert in running the channels or getting on the end of crosses. Now he leads the Red Bulls' high press from the front, and is adding assists to his game.
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.