Bradley Wright-Phillips was rewarded in the offseason for his terrific 2014 season with a Designated Player contract.
And this past week, he showed his worth to the New York Red Bulls once again.
The English striker has been selected MLS Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for Week 3 of the 2015 season, following his one-goal and one-assist performance in a 2-0 New York win over Atlantic Cup rivals D.C. United on Sunday.
In the 25th minute, Wright-Phillips opened the scoring (WATCH ABOVE) by taking down a long lob to the edge of the box from Dax McCarty, took a touch to elude the defender, and buried the shot past Bill Hamid. He later took control of the ball in midfield off a turnover in the 71st minute (WATCH HERE), and unselfishly passed the ball to Lloyd Sam, making a run into the box, who finished the chance moments later.
The goal and assist were each Wright-Phillips' first of the season, following a 27-goal campaign last year that tied the single-season scoring mark in MLS. The MLS Player of the Week honor is his first since Week 28 of the 2014 season. He also won the award for Week 8 last year.
Wright-Phillips and the Red Bulls travel to the midwest to take on Columbus Crew SC on Saturday in their next game (7:30 pm ET, MLS LIVE).
2015 MLS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK