Bradley Wright-Phillips is a New York Red Bulls legend. If you are in doubt, read this.
And he is a legend of MLS.
In 2014 - his first full campaign in MLS - BWP tied the league's all-time single-season scoring record, banging in 27 goals to match Roy Lassiter (in 1996) and Chris Wondolowski (2012).
The record-matching goal came in RBNY's last game of the 2014 regular season. Wright-Phillips was two goals short of the record heading into the match. He got his first in the 15th minute. The second followed in the 70th minute (making future teammate Aurelien Collin look a little silly along the way). RBNY got the win; BWP got his share of the league's regular season, single-season scoring record.
In 2015, BWP was at it again in the last game of the regular season. This time, he scored the first of two goals needed to secure a 2-1 win in Chicago and the 2015 Supporters' Shield. And he tied Stern John's MLS record for regular season goals in back-to-back years. (It was also BWP's 50th goal in all competitions for RBNY.)
Now, in 2016, he's ahead of schedule. For the third time in three years, BWP has tied a regular season scoring record in MLS - but for the first time, he still has a few league games left to play.
BWP's 17th goal of this season was his 61st of the past three regular seasons - and that puts him level with Chris Wondolowski's all-time three-season scoring record in MLS.
BWP has tied the MLS record for most goals scored over 3 consecutive seasons (61); shared with Chris Wondolowski (61 goals, 2010-2012).— Jason Baum (@JasonBaumPR) September 4, 2016
Three full seasons, a share of three all-time MLS regular-season scoring records.
When it comes to scoring goals in MLS, Chris Wondolowski, Stern John and Roy Lassiter can say they have done it as well, but nobody can say they have done it better than BWP.