Prior to this season, Bradley Wright-Phillips was primarily known as the younger brother of former England international Shaun Wright-Phillips, the son of Arsenal legend Ian Wright and a striker who wasn't particularly great at scoring goals. And now he has matched the MLS single season scoring record with 27 goals in 32 appearances.
Wright-Phillips scored both goals in the New York Red Bulls 2-0 win over MLS Cup holders Sporting KC on the final day of the regular season to give him a share of the record with Roy Lassiter (1996) and Chris Wondolowski (2012). His second goal came in the 70th minute when he out-muscled MLS All-Star defender Aurelien Collin and fired a shot past a second defender and goalkeeper Eric Kronberg.
The 29-year-old's previous career high for goals in a season was 22 over 42 appearances in 2011/12 to help Charlton Athletic win League One (the English third division), but Jordan Rhodes of Huddersfield Town led the league with 36 that year.
If you ever thought that sports in real life are actually controlled by a bored alien teenager in a galaxy far far away, all of this should reinforce that idea.
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