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Having blanked BWP, Sky Sports is making amends by throwing him a little love...

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Our man Aaron Bauer pointed out that Sky Sports, proud owner of a newly-minted deal to broadcast MLS in the UK, delivered yet another snub to the New York Red Bulls' Bradley Wright-Phillips by picking Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Robbie Keane as the faces of their new promotional campaign.

Bigger names than BWP, surely, but only one of them has kicked a ball in MLS.

Well, Sky is getting its online coverage of the league off the ground and an eagle-eyed fan spotted that the network has quickly sought to make amends by anointing RBNY's oft-slighted striker as one of its "Five players to watch" in MLS 2015.

David Villa, Kaka, Sebastian Giovinco, Gyasi Zardes, and BWP!

There are still a few kinks to work out as Sky familiarizes itself with the league: the article suggests BWP is under pressure to prove himself in a lone-striker set-up - which is exactly the system he was in down the stretch run in MLS 2014.

But the fact Sky Sports hasn't been obsessively watching MLS and BWP in the past is not important. What is important is that it will be obsessively watching the league moving forward. And the article suggests that if BWP can kick into a high gear this season, he'll find a willing cheerleader in Sky's coverage.

If he scored the same number of goals for a second season running, could an England call-up be on the cards?