Bradley Wright-Phillips continues to cement his place in the New York Red Bulls' history books. With his first of two goals against New York City FC he passed John Wolyniec on the all-time MetroStars/Red Bulls' goal scoring list.
With his second goal of the match (and 38th in a Red Bulls jersey) Wright-Phillips moved to one goal behind Amado Guevara, who finished with 39 goals for the MetroStars/Red Bulls. I'm willing to take a giant leap of faith and guess that Bradley will be tying and passing Guevara within a month or so.
Who else is BWP chasing after he moves into fifth place?
Giovanni Savarese: 44 goals
Clint Mathis: 45 goals
Thierry Henry: 52 goals
Juan Pablo Angel: 62 goals
That is quite the company to keep.
How probable is it that he becomes the club's all-time leader in goals scored? In all likelihood, he's never going to have another 27 goal season, but if the 30-year-old stays at Red Bull Arena for 2-3 more seasons beyond the current one, then he'll break the record easily.
Additionally (via the MetroFanatic message boards), Bradley Wright-Phillips was included in WorldSoccer.com's "World Soccer 500" which is a list of the world's "most newsworthy players who, by definition, are the most important."
Bradley WRIGHT-PHILLIPS – NY Red Bulls - England - 12/03/1985
Son of Ian, brother of Shaun, he scored 31 goals last season alongside the now retired Thierry Henry.
Bradley Wright-Phillips: cementing his place in Red Bulls' history and raising the team's profile internationally.