Bradley Wright-Phillips
Ben Solomon

Bradley Wright-Phillips: 'I Owe the Team a Couple of Goals'

Bradley Wright-Phillips knows exactly what the New York Red Bulls need to do in Leg 2.

Facing a two away goal hole, New York will need to lead 2-0 at the end of regulation just to force penalty kicks in Leg 2.

Wright-Phillips and his Red Bulls teammates couldn't find the back of the net on a frustrating night at Red Bull Arena.

"I thought today is the best I’ve felt, from preseason, up until now," Wright-Phillips said. "I really did think I was going to score."

New York had multiple chances, but was repeatedly turned away, with Club Santos Laguna's goalkeeper Jonathan Orozco making six saves on the night. New York had 14 shots, with six on target on the night. 

"What we did show is that we created chances," Wright-Phillips said. "If we just finished those, you know, it’s obviously a different game. So, I get confidence from that and the team has too. We know we can create chances against them, right?"

The veteran striker has experience bagging goals in Mexico, scoring twice against Club Tijuana in last year's iteration of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Quarterfinals.

"I feel like I owe the team a couple of goals, so let's see what I can do," Wright-Phillips said.

The task at hand will be tough, though.

"It was always going to be tough, going there," Wright-Phillips said.


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