Bradley Wright-Phillips is close to achieving two milestones. (Photo courtesy of MLS)
Entering Saturday night’s encounter at the San Jose Earthquakes, the Red Bulls find themselves on the verge of reaching or setting several milestones and records.
If they leave Avaya Stadium with three points, they will reach MLS win No. 300 and would become only the second team in league history to reach that barrier, joining the LA Galaxy.
If New York blanks San Jose, it will set the franchise season record for shutouts.
While the Red Bulls defeated the Quakes, 5-1, in their most recent encounter last season, they haven’t won in San Jose since the first leg of the 2010 MLS Cup playoffs.
And Bradley Wright-Phillips is close to a pair of milestones. Coming off a yellow-card accumulation suspension, BWP is one goal and two assists shy of becoming just the third player in league history to reach the 20 goal, 10 assist club. Wright-Phillips is two assists short of joining the 10 goal-10 assist club. Only four other players in the franchise’s 23-yar history have accomplished that.