New York Red Bulls Forward Bradley Wright-Phillips Voted Alcatel MLS Player of the Week
NEW YORK (Tuesday, March 27, 2018) – New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips was voted the Alcatel Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for the fourth week of the 2018 MLS season.
Wright-Phillips scored two goals in New York’s 3-0 victory over Minnesota United FC at Red Bull Arena on Saturday. The Englishman now has 89 goals in his MLS career, ranking 11th all-time while scoring more goals (88) over a five-year span than any player in MLS history. New York sits third in the Eastern Conference standings with six points (2-1-0 record), while Wright-Phillips is tied for third in the league with three goals scored this season.
With the Red Bulls holding a 1-0 lead after a 15th minute goal, Wright-Phillips gave his club an insurance goal with an acrobatic play in the 42nd minute. Tim Parker deflected a New York free kick towards goal, then Wright-Phillips beat goalkeeper Matt Lampson to the ball with a right-footed flick to put it over his head and into the back of the net (Watch Goal).
Wright-Phillips then completed his brace in the 78th minute to give New York a 3-0 lead, finishing Alex Muyl’s perfectly placed pass with a chip from just inside the box over Lampson (Watch Goal). It was the 19th multi-goal performance in Wright-Phillips’ MLS regular season career.
The New York Red Bulls return to action on Saturday, March 31 to face Orlando City SC on the road (1:00 p.m. ET, UniMás / Twitter).
The Alcatel MLS Player of the Week is chosen each week of the regular season by members of the North American Soccer Reporters. The organization includes print, television, radio and online journalists who cover domestic men's soccer in the United States and Canada. Learn more about the NASR and apply to join at https://www.facebook.com/soccerreporters/.