Up 1-0 on the aggregate, the New York Red Bulls didn’t need a score to seal a win in the MLS Cup Playoffs over bitter rival DC United. But with the team looking for some insurance just in case DC wanted to make a late rally, Bradley Wright-Phillips answered the call yet again.
With just minutes remaining in extra time, Wright-Phillips found a hole and charged through just in time to take the ball and make a late score – on what may have been the easiest goal of his career thanks to a mistake from the DC goalkeeper.
That goal marked the 18th of the season for the former Man City wonderkid, who bounced around England for nearly a decade carving a niche for himself in the United States. In the past two seasons alone he has scored 45 times.
With the 30-year-old Wright-Phillips playing absolutely incredible football and being only a few weeks away from the end of the MLS season, he could prove to be just the kind of player Jose Mourinho needs to solve his current scoring crisis.
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Chelsea haven’t been getting what they wanted out of Cesc Fabregas or even Diego Costa this year and are hovering only three points above the relegation zone. Some fresh blood – even if it is on the wrong side of 30 – could provide the boost Chelsea needs in the short term to fix some of their up front problems.
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