2018: Started 28 of the 32 matches he appeared in ... ranks third in MLS with 20 goals and recorded a career-best eight assists ... became the fastest player in MLS to record 100 league goals with his game winner against D.C. United on July 25 ... it took him just 158 matches, which surpassed Taylor Twellman's previous mark of 174 games to reach the 100-goal plateau ... scored his 20th goal of the season against San Jose on Oct. 6 to become the first player in league history to score 20 or more goals in three different seasons ... hit 15 goals for the season against the Chicago Fire on August 11 to become the first player in MLS history to score 15 goals or more in five consecutive seasons ... tallied two league braces to raise his career total to 16 and move into a tie for fourth all-time with Robbie Keane in league history for league multi-goal games at 20 ... recorded his first career multi-assist match at LA Galaxy with two ... tallied at least one point in six consecutive matches that spanned from April 14 through May 20 ... during that stretched, he recorded 14 points on five goals and four assists. CCL: Started all six matches ... recorded three goals and three assists in 529 minutes ... tallied a brace on the road against Club Tijuana on March 6 ... recorded two assists at home against Tijuana on March 13. Open Cup: Appeared against Philadelphia in the Round of 16 ... tallied a goal as a sub against the Union.
2017: Recorded 32 appearances, including 29 starts ... scored a team-best 17 goals and added on one assist ... tied Danny Royer for the team lead in game-winning goals with four ... his 17 goals were the fourth-straight season of hitting the mark and set a new MLS record for most goals scored over a four-year span in MLS history in 2017 ... became the second player in MLS history to record 15-plus goals in four consecutive seasons, joining Robbie Keane ... made MLS season debut in opener in Atlanta on March 5 ... became the third fastest player to reach 70 goals in MLS history, as he earned his 70th in his 110th MLS appearance, against Seattle ... scored in the 13th minute against Houston ... tallied New York’s insurance goal in the 62nd minute against D.C. ... netted his fourth goal of the campaign against Chicago on April 29 ... tallied back-to-back goals against Toronto and New England ... recorded his first brace of the season against Philadelphia on June 18 ... scored his sixth career goal, second this season, against New England on July 5 ... tallied his 10th goal of the season against Minnesota, clinching his fourth-straight season with at least 10 goals ... scored his 80th career MLS goal versus Montreal ... recorded his second brace of the season against NYCFC on Aug.6 ... moved into a tie for 13th with Robbie Keane in MLS history with 83 career MLS regular-season goals vs. Orlando (8/12) with the game-winner in the 60th minute ... tallied three goals over the final three matches to raise his career regular-season total to 86, which placed him in sole possession of 13th all-time in MLS history. CCL: Played in both legs of CCL series against Vancouver, scored goal in first leg at RBA on February 22. Open Cup: Started and played 89 minutes vs. NYCFC ... played 120 minutes and recorded New York’s lone assist against Philadelphia. Playoffs: Scored his second game-winning Knockout Round goal in the seventh minute against Chicago (10/25) ... he also tallied an assist in the same match ... recorded New York’s lone goal against Toronto in Leg Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals to raise his career goal total across all competition to 100 ... he became the first player in franchise history to reach the 100-goal plateau.
2016: Won second MLS Golden Boot in three seasons with 24 goals in 34 appearances... Added five assists as well... Named to MLS Best XI and was finalist for MLS MVP... Set new franchise record for career goals (69) and MLS record for most goals over three seasons (68). Set new franchise record for hat tricks (4) and set new career-long scoring streak (six games)... Scored two goals, including the game-winner, on April 24 vs Orlando... Scored a goal in second meeting with Orlando City on May 6... Two goals and assist against NYC FC on May 21, earning MLS Player of the Week honors... Franchise record fourth-career hat trick against Toronto FC on May 28... Scored at Columbus on June 25... Assist on Sacha Kljestan’s first goal at Philadelphia on July 17... Two goals against NYC FC on July 24... Scored game-tying goal at Chicago on July 31, becoming New York’s all-time leading scorer across all competitions... Scored twice against MTL on August 13 to become all-time franchise leader in MLS goals as well... Goal and Assist at D.C. on August 21.. Scored game-winner against New England on Aug. 28 in 100th league appearance... Scored game-winner at Vancouver on September 3... Scored in fifth-straight match against D.C. on Sept. 11, matching career-long scoring streak... Scored twice at TOR on Sept. 18, setting career-long scoring streak of six games... Goal against Philadelphia on Oct 1, 21st of season... Two goals vs CLB on Oct. 16... Scored in regular season finale at PHI to secure scoring title. Playoffs: Played 90 in both games, scoring one goal. Open Cup: Started in win over Rochester on June 15... Started at Philadelphia on June 29. Champions League: Made two appearances, including one start, in group stage.
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.