Bradley Wright-Phillips adds to Kansas City's misery with late playoff winner

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

Just 24 hours after the Kansas City Royals lost to the San Francisco Giants by one run with a man left stranded on third base in the final game of the World Series, it was the east coast's turn to make KC sports fans feel miserable. MLS Cup holders Sporting KC took a 1-0 lead in the 53rd minute of their playoff match against the New York Red Bulls and then Bradley Wright-Phillips happened.

The man who matched MLS's single-season scoring record against them four days earlier scored an equalizer set up by Thierry Henry in the 77th minute. Then, in the 90th minute, he found himself all alone in the middle of the box to head a looping cross into the bottom corner for the winner.

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Though these last two goals won't count towards Wright-Phillips' season total, he now has 29 goals in 33 appearances and might have just sealed his case for the league's MVP award.

The Red Bulls will next face DC United in the next round of the MLS Cup playoffs, while Kansas City will maybe go on a break from sports for a little while and take up painting or sit on an old swing or something.

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Brooks Peck is the editor of Dirty Tackle on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him or follow on Twitter!

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