Shaun Wright-Phillips got his Major League Soccer career off to a great start, setting up two of the Red Bulls’ three goals in a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Union.
Playing alongside his brother Bradley, the reigning top scorer in MLS, the Wright-Phillips boys combined twice to lead New York to it’s third-straight league win.
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On the Red Bulls’ first goal, Bradley played a ball to Shaun, who earned a penalty after being taken down in the box. Sacha Kljestan would convert from the spot to put New York up 1-0.
Then with the game tied at one, the Wright-Phillips brothers combined again, this time Shaun to Bradley. Shaun took on Ray Gaddis, turning his defender inside-out with some slick footwork before finding Bradley in the box, who directed it home for his ninth goal of the season.
And it all happened in the City of Brotherly Love. How fitting.
Red Bulls’ supporters will be hoping the Wright-Phillips brothers continue to connect as the second half of the MLS season is underway, with New York currently sitting in second place in the Eastern Conference.