They suffered a bitter defeat in the MLS is Back Tournament, falling to Orlando City SC on penalty kicks Friday night. And while LAFC return home from that stinging loss, they'll do with the realization the flyer they took when signing Bradley Wright-Phillips has paid off big time.
With the New York Red Bulls, Wright-Phillips became the fastest player to reach 100 career goals and the first to net 20-plus goals in three different seasons. He is a two-time Golden Boot presented by Audi winner, a two-time MLS All-Star selection and was twice named to the MLS Best XI. He achieved club legend status, but scored just twice in an injury-riddled 2019 season, which was also the last year of his Designated Player contract. The Red Bulls released BWP, who found a new home in Los Angeles late in the preseason.
The jury was out on how productive the 35-year-old could be, but Wright-Phillips silenced any doubters with his performance in Orlando. He scored in all three matches of the group stage and again in the quarterfinals. How does he continue to do it? Charlie Davies explains.