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By RYAN TOLMICH
Having missed his team’s last outing due to injury, New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips resumed his chase of the MLS goalscoring record by making up for lost time.
Less than half-a-minute into his return to action, Wright-Phillips scored the first of his eventual three goals, leading the Red Bulls to a 4-1 victory over the visiting Seattle Sounders. Wright-Phillip’s performance against the Western Conference leading Sounders made him an easy choice for SBI MLS Player of the Week honors.
Wright-Phillips’ opening minute finish was just the tip of the iceberg, as the Englishman emerged from halftime by netting a 53rd penalty kick. Just three minutes later, Wright-Phillips struck again, this time by smashing home a Roy Miller cross. The forward was substituted just moments later as an injury precaution, but the damage had been done by way of Wright-Phillips’ third hat-trick of the season.
Wright-Phillips beat out Javier Morales, Federico Higuain and Diego Valeri for this week’s honors.
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