2015: Played in all 34 league games, including 33 starts… scored 17 goals and MLS-career high seven assists… 17 goals, plus 27 last year, ties MLS record for most goals over two seasons (Stern John, Columbus, 1997/1998)… Scored first goal and assist of 2015 in 2-0 win over D.C. United on March 22... also had a goal and assist in 2-1 win at Columbus on March 28... Assisted on Grella’s Game-winning goal vs San Jose on April 17... Scored a brace in inaugural NY Derby on May 10... Scored at NYC FC on June 28... assist on Abang’s goal at Columbus on July 4... Two goals and game-winning assist against New England on July 11... Game-winning goal at Philadelphia on August 1... Game-winning goal against NYC FC on August 9... Game-winning goal against Toronto on August 15... Two goals and an assist vs D.C. on August 30... Goal vs Chicago on September 11... Game-winning goal vs Columbus on October 3... Game-winning goal vs Philadelphia on October 18… Goal at Chicago on October 25 in Supporters’ Shield clinching win... Playoffs: Started all four games… Goal vs D.C. in second leg of conference semis on November 8 gave him all-time franchise lead for post-season goals… U.S. Open Cup: Played in two matches… two assists in win over Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL) on June 16.
2014: Made 29 starts and 32 appearances, won 2014 MLS golden boot, and tied MLS single-season goal scoring record with 27 goals… Also contributed two assists… Scored stoppage-time goal in regular season opener on March 8 at Vancouver… Scored three goals on April 23 vs. Houston, becoming first RBNY player to record a hat-trick since March 2012… Scored a goal on April 26 at Columbus... Scored his sixth goal in three games on May 4 at FC Dallas… Scored second hat-trick of season on May 10th vs. Chicago… Scored in second consecutive game, netting both goals in a 2-2 draw on July 4 at Houston… Scored league-leading 17th goal of the season against San Jose on July 19, extending his scoring streak to five consecutive games… Recorded first assist of the season at Real Salt Lake in a 1-1 draw on July 30… Scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win against New England on August 2... Scored two goals on August 23 against Montreal and broke the New York single-season scoring record with his 19th and 20th goals… Recorded third hat-trick of the season on September 20 against Seattle in a 4-1 win… Scored 25th of the season against Toronto FC on October 11 in a 3-1 win... Scored his 26th and 27th goals, tying the MLS single-season record, in the regular season finale at Sporting Kansas City on October 26, becoming the first New York player to win the MLS Golden Boot. Playoffs: Played a full 90 minutes in New York’s first four playoff games, scoring four goals and an assist, including both goals in the 2-1 victory over Sporting KC in the knockout round… Scored the game-winner in the first game of the Eastern Conference semifinals against D.C. … Scored the Red Bulls’ lone goal in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Championship against New England…Missed the second leg of the Eastern Conference Finals due to card accumulation… Other: Scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win over Arsenal (English Premier League) in the 2014 New York Cup.
2013: Appeared in in nine total games, making five starts, and scoring twice, after joining the club during the Summer transfer window… Red Bulls were 4-0 in the regular season when he started ... Scored lone goal to wrap up 3-0 win at Houston on Oct. 20 … Made Red Bulls debut as substitute in 3-2 loss at Chivas USA on Aug. 25 … Started next four games, all New York wins… Assisted on Jonny Steele’s goal in 4-1 win at Houston on September 8… Playoffs: Appeared in both legs against Houston on November 6… Started and scored on a rebound in second leg.
2004-13: Career started in 2004, when he graduated from Manchester City’s academy… played for the Premier League side until 2006… The 28-year-old then moved onto English side Southampton, where he amassed 111 appearances and scored 22 goals... From 2009-11, featured for Plymouth Argyle before moving to Charlton Athletic... At Charlton, scored 31 goals in 82 games... Prior to coming to New York, was most recently at Brentford on loan, playing 15 matches and recording five goals.
Signed on July 24, 2013.