Bradley Wright-Phillips scores against Fire goalkeeper Matt Lampson. (Kamil Krzaczynski/USA TODAY Sports)
Sacha Kljestan started the scoring sequence with a corner kick and helped end it as well.
Fidel Escobar contributed to the Red Bulls’ goal as Bradley Wright-Phillips finished it against the Chicago Fire to win the FrontRowSoccer.com’s goal of the week.
Those three players were honored for the week ending Sunday, Sept. 10.
Kljestan, who celebrated his 32nd birthday Saturday, originated the play with a corner kick from the left side of the field. The ball was cleared out to the right side and eventually to Escobar, the right back. The Panamanian international then crossed the ball toward the left side of the penalty area to Kljestan. The one-time Seton Hall star headed into the middle of BWP, who finished for his 15th goal of the season and a 1-0 lead in the eighth minute.
The Fire went on to tie the MLS match, 1-1 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill. Saturday.
Wright-Phillips became only the fourth player in MLS history to score 15 or more goals in four consecutive seasons, joining former LA Galaxy standout Robbie Keane.
“It is nice,” he said. “It shows consistency. It’s something I’ve really worked on. When I was younger, I wasn’t too consistent. I don’t think people knew what they were going to get for me. To accomplish that is nice. It shows consistency. It’s a pleasure to be among those names.”
The Red Bulls host the Philadelphia Union Sunday at 1 p.m.
Bradley Wright-Phillips buries the cross to seal a point for New York! ⚽️
Posted by New York Red Bulls on Sunday, 10 September 2017
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FrontRowSoccer.com goal of the week winners
Week 1 (March 6) — Daniel Royer (New York Red Bulls)
Week 2 (March 13) — David Villa (New York City FC)
Week 3 (March 20) — Bradley Wright-Phillips (New York Red Bulls)
Week 4 (March 27) — Vincent Bezecourt (New York Red Bulls II)
Week 5 (April 3) — New York City FC (Tommy McNamara, Ronald Matarrita, David Villa, Alexander Callens)
Week 6 (April 10) — New York Cosmos (Danny Szetela, Ryan Richter)
Week 7 (April 17) — David Villa (New York City FC)
Week 8 (April 24) — Javi Marquez (New York Cosmos)
Week 9 (May 1) — Kemar Lawrence (New York Red Bulls)
Week 10 (May 8) — David Villa (New York City FC)
Week 11 (May 15) — Tommy McNamara (New York City FC)
Week 12 (May 22) — Bradley Wright-Phillips (New York Red Bulls)
Week 13 (May 29) – Bradley Wright-Phillips (New York Red Bulls)
Week 14 (June 5) — Juan Guerra (New York Cosmos)
Week 15 (June 12) — None awarded
Week 16 (June 19) — Raquel Rodriguez (Sky Blue FC)
Week 17 (June 26) — Ben Sweat (New York City FC)
Week 18 (July 3) — Sam Kerr (Sky Blue FC)
Week 19 (July 10) — Gonzalo Veron (New York Red Bulls)
Week 20 (July 17) — Sam Kerr (Sky Blue FC)
Week 21 (July 24) — Kemar Lawrence (Jamaica national team, New York Red Bulls)
Week 22 (July 31) — Daniel Royer (New York Red Bulls)
Week 23 (Aug. 7) — David Villa (New York City FC)
Week 24 (Aug. 14) — Sean Davis (New York Red Bulls)
Week 25 (Aug. 21) — Sam Kerr (Sky Blue FC)
Week 26 (Aug. 28) – Sam Kerr (Sky Blue FC)
Week 27 (Sept. 4) – Sacha Kljestan (New York Red Bulls)
Week 28 (Sept. 11) — Bradley Wright-Phillips, Sacha Kljestan, Fidel Escobar (New York Red Bulls)