2014: Made 29 starts and 32 appearances, won 2014 MLS golden boot, and tied MLS single-season goal scoring record with 27 goals and also contributed two assists. Came on as a substitute for Luyindula in the 73rd minute of the Red Bulls regular season opener on March 8 at Vancouver and scored a goal in the 91st minute. Scored three goals on April 23 vs. Houston, becoming first NY player to record a hat-trick since March 2012. Played the full 90 minutes and scored a goal in the 66th minute on April 26 at Columbus. Played the full 90 minutes and scored his sixth goal in three games in the 71st minute on May 4 at FC Dallas. Played the full 90 minutes on May 10th vs. Chicago and scored three goals, his second hat-trick of the season, to take the MLS lead in goals scored this season. Played 80 minutes on July 4 at Houston, scored in his second consecutive game netting both goals in a 2-2 draw before being substituted for Jonny Steele. Scored his league-leading 17th goal of the season against San Jose on July 19, extending his scoring streak to five consecutive games. Scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win over Arsenal (English Premier League) in the 2014 New York Cup. Played the full 90 minutes on July 30 and recorded first assist of the season at Real Salt Lake in a 1-1 draw. Scored the game-winning goal on August 2 against New England and played 77 minutes in a 2-1 win. Scored two goals on August 23 against Montreal and broke the New York single-season scoring record with his 19th and 20th goals. Recorded his third hat-trick of the season on September 20 against Seattle in a 4-1 win. Scored his 25th goal 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, on October 26 and became 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. Also scored the game-winner in the first game of the Eastern Conference semifinals against D.C., and scored the Red Bulls lone goal in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Championship against New England. Was suspended for the second leg of the Eastern Conference Finals due to card accumulation.
2013: Gave Red Bulls a boost during the second half of the season, appearing in nine total games, making five starts, and scoring twice, including the postseason … 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 to kick-start an unbeaten streak that reached nine games … Had influential game in 4-1 win at Houston on Sept. 8, keeping ball in play to set up Thierry Henry’s go-ahead goal early in the second half and assisting on Jonny Steele’s goal in the 58th minute … Left Sept. 22 match after only 32 minutes due to injury … Returned as substitute for final two games of regular season … Playoffs: Played the final eight minutes as a substitute in 2-2 tie at Houston in conference semifinal first leg on Nov. 3 … Started and pounced on a rebound to score opening goal in 23rd minute of series second leg on Nov. 6, going on to play 63 minutes and leave with the score tied … MLS Reserve League: Made three reserve appearances, both as a trialist and as a first-team player … Made his reserve debut while on trial in a 2-1 loss vs. Wilmington on June 30 … Scored game-tying goal at FC Dallas on July 30 less than one week after signing with the first team.
2004-13: Wright-Phillips’ career started in 2004, when he graduated from Manchester City’s academy and 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, Wright-Phillips featured for Plymouth Argyle before the former English Under-20 international moved to Charlton Athletic. At Charlton, Wright-Phillips scored 31 goals in 82 games. Prior to coming to New York, Wright-Phillips was most recently at Brentford on loan, playing 15 matches and recording five goals.
Signed on July 24, 2013.