Bradley Wright-Phillips scores his record-breaking goal. (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Bradley Wright-Phillips set another Major League Soccer record Saturday night.
And the sun also rises.
BWP tallied in the 32nd minute during the Red Bulls’ 3-1 triumph at the San Jose Earthquakes, becoming the first player in league history to score 20 or more goals in a season.
The English striker headed a ball off the left post and the ball bounded toward the right side of the penalty as Wright-Phillips put home the rebound past goalkeeper James Marcinkowski for a 2-0 advantage.
Wright-Phillips scored a club-record 27 goals in 2014 and 24 in 2016.
He has 106 MLS regular-season goals, having broken the century barrier in a 1-0 win at D.C. United in August.
One minute into stoppage time, former Red Bulls forward Dominic Oduro knocked Wright-Phillips down to the ground. The Red Bulls striker came up limping and finished the game.
It was not immediately known how severe the injury may have been.
Wright-Phillips and his teammates will have two weeks to lick whatever wounds they may have incurred Saturday night, thanks to the FIFA international break.
The Red Bulls next visit the Philadelphia Union in Chester, Pa. Oct. 21.