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Red Bulls sign the younger Wright-Phillips
by Ridge Mahoney, July 24th, 2013 11:01PM

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[MLS TRANSACTIONS] Another foreign player struggling to revive his career has signed to play in MLS. Former England U-20 international Bradley Wright-Phillips, the younger brother of Shaun Wright-Phillips, has been acquired by the Red Bulls.

He comes to MLS after several seasons in the English lower divisions. He last played for League One (third division) Brentford on loan, scoring five goals in 15 appearances. He’d been loaned to Brentford by League Championship club Charlton Athletic, for which he scored 31 goals in 82 games but had netted only one in 10 games last season.

Wright-Phillips, 28, started his pro career with Manchester City after graduating from its development academy in 2004. He moved in 2006 to Southampton, and scored 22 goals in 111 games before moving on again to Plymouth Argyle in 2009. He’s not played in the Premier League since his days at Man City; he played 32 matches and scored two goals in the top flight.

“Since Bradley’s potential was first recognized by Manchester City and the England’s under-20 side, he has proved to be a goalscorer of note, whether playing up front or as a winger,” said Red Bulls sporting director Andy Roxburgh in a team press release announcing the deal. “We are delighted to sign him. He will certainly add another dimension to our roster with his pace and technical ability.”

Shaun Wright-Phillips, 31, also played for Manchester City as well as Chelsea and England’s senior team. He plays for Queens Park Rangers.

New York recently parted ways with 38-year-old Brazilian Juninho Pernambucano, who after playing just 13 games (10 starts) requested to be released from his contract and was granted his wish July 3.

On the field, lower-division English players such as Luke Rodgers have helped the team. He scored nine goals in 23 games for New York during the 2011 season, but the team’s attempts to renew his work visa failed -- he was arrested and disciplined several times for unruly behavior while playing in England and Wales -- and he has since played for Lillestrom, Portsmouth, Shrewsbury Town (one of his pre-MLS clubs) and Hammarby IF.


1 comment
  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: July 25, 2013 at 9:44 p.m.
    Another 'maybe' addition, when most of the time, the 'maybe additions' have proven to be duds. And there are a couple of them on the roster as we speak..


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