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Wright-Phillips adds to Dynamo misery with hat trick
by Paul Kennedy, April 23rd, 2014 10:16PM
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[MLS: Week 8] Bradley Wright-Phillips, who had been doubtful after coming down with a fever on Tuesday, scored a hat trick and Thierry Henry added a goal and two assists as the New York Red Bulls added to the Houston Dynamo's misery with a 4-0 defeat at Red Bull Arena. Wright-Phillips' hat trick was the first by a Red Bull player in more than two years and first by an English player in MLS history.

Wright-Phillips, son of former Arsenal star Ian Wright and brother of QPR's Shaun Wright-Phillips, both former internationals, scored goals in the 12th and 24th minute and would have a had a hat trick before the break but for a great save by Tally Hall.

Henry made it 3-0 in the 65th minute and drew the penalty that Wright-Phillips converted to make it 4-0 in the 86th minute.

Red Bulls coach Mike Petke praised Wright-Philips for his partnership with Henry.

"It’s not easy to play partner along someone like Thierry," he said. "And I mean that in a good way because Thierry is a guy that likes to drop and he’s so creative that a lot of times only one guy up front. It’s not an easy task for somebody. Bradley’s accepted that throughout this year and he knows he’s the guy that has to occupy the center backs for large chunks. We thought it was only a matter of time before he got a goal and then got a bit hot, but three goals tonight? I didn’t see this coming."

What made the performance was Wright-Phillips didn't pactice on Tuesday because he had the flu.

"So I told him," Petke said "that hopefully this Friday he’ll have the flu again, to be honest with you, before we go to Columbus." Houston was without three starters: U.S. World Cup hopeful Brad Davis and Eric Brunner, both injured, and Kofi Sarkodie, who was suspended.

In Sarkodie's absence, Warren Creavalle started at right back but was exploited by the Red Bulls, whose wide play was one of the few positives of their start that began with a six-game winless streak before back-to-back wins on Wednesday night at home.

To make matters worse for the Dynamo, midfield linchpin Ricardo Clark had to be helped off the field in the second half after a collision with Wright-Phillips.

Houston, whose winless streak is now six games after opening with two wins, had its chances -- 20 shots in all -- but was shut out for the third straight game.

"It’s tough to answer," Dynamo coach Dominic Kinnear said of the drought. "Like I said we had chances. [New York goalie Luis] Robles made a great save right after halftime, teams are not going to jump out of the way and let us score. It’s difficult to do. Sometimes they come in bunches like they were at the beginning of the season, sometimes they’re hard to come by. We had chances tonight that I think we were good for a goal [but] we just weren’t."

Wednesday, April 23
7:30 pm ET
New York 4 Houston 0.
NY: Bradley Wright-Phillips (Thierry Henry, Kosuke Kimura) 12
NY: Bradley Wright-Phillips (Roy Miller, Thierry Henry) 24
NY: Thierry Henry 65
NY: Bradley Wright-Phillips 86
Att.: 13,238.

Saturday, April 26
4 pm ET
Seattle vs. Colorado, MLS LIVE, Univision Dep.
Montreal vs. Philadelphia, MLS LIVE
7 pm ET
D.C. United vs. FC Dallas, MLS LIVE
7:30 pm ET
Columbus vs. New York, MLS LIVE
New England vs. Sporting KC, MLS LIVE
9:30 pm ET
Real Salt Lake vs. Vancouver, MLS LIVE
10:30 pm ET
San Jose vs. Chivas USA, MLS LIVE
Sunday, April 27
3 pm ET
Houston vs. Portland, UniMas
MLS Standings:
11 Columbus 3-1-2 11/6
11 Sporting KC 3-1-2 9/4
10 New York 2-2-4 12/11
9 Toronto FC 3-3-0 5/7
8 D.C. United 2-2-2 6/7
8 New England 2-3-2 5/9
8 Philadelphia 1-2-5 9/10
7 Houston 2-4-1 7/12
6 Chicago 0-1-6 11/12
3 Montreal 0-4-3 7/15

16 FC Dallas 5-1-1 17/9
13 Seattle 4-2-1 14/11
13 Real Salt Lake 3-0-4 11/6
11 Colorado 3-1-2 8/5
9 Vancouver 2-2-3 10/8
8 LA Galaxy 2-1-2 7/4
6 Chivas USA 1-3-3 8/13
4 Portland 0-3-4 8/12
3 San Jose 0-2-3 5/7
MLS: Leading Scorers
6 Clint Dempsey, Seattle
6 Erick Torres, Chivas USA
4+3 Bradley Wright-Phillips, New York
4 Quincy Amarikwa, Chicago
4 Dom Dwyer, Sporting KC
4 Federico Higuain, Columbus
4 Robbie Keane, LA Galaxy
4 Vicente Sanchez, Colorado
3+1 Thierry Henry
, New York
Blas Perez
, FC Dallas
3 Will Bruin, Houston
3 Jermain Defoe, Toronto FC
3 Michel, FC Dallas
3 Kenny Miller, Vancouver
3 Alvaro Saborio, Real Salt Lake
3 Je-Vaughn Watson, FC Dallas
3 Chris Wondolowski, San Jose

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