As part of a dominating 7-0 Heineken Rivalry Week performance over New York City FC, Wright-Phillips and the New York Red Bulls rolled to their second consecutive victory on Saturday at a packed Yankee Stadium. Wright-Phillips scored two goals and assisted on another in helping the Red Bulls move to third in the Eastern Conference standings (5-7-1, 16 points). With Saturday’s brace, the English forward continued his tremendous streak in the crosstown rivalry, scoring six goals in four matches all-time against New York City FC.
With an MLS goal of the week contender, Wright-Phillips further added to the Red Bulls already impressive first half with a bicycle kick goal past diving goalkeeper Josh Saunders in the 47th minute of play to give his squad a 3-0 advantage heading into the break (Watch Goal). Wright-Phillips would then assist on New York native Alex Muyl’s first career MLS goal in the 56th minute, opportunistically stealing a pass and setting up Muyl perfectly in front of the net (Watch Assist). Following Saturday’s performance, Wright-Phillips now has five goals and two assists on the season.
The New York Red Bulls next host Toronto FC at Red Bull Arena on Saturday, May 28 (7 p.m. ET, MLS Live).