If signed by LAFC, a fit Bradley Wright-Phillips would give the team plenty of cover up front. (Photo courtesy of MLS)
Bradley Wright-Phillips is ready to resurface with another Major League Soccer team.
The Red Bulls scoring legend will train with Los Angeles FC, ESPN reported on Sunday.
BWP, long a Red Bulls’ fan favorite and a two-time winner of the league’s Golden Boot, has flown to Los Angeles for a week of training.
Wright-Phillips, 34, endured his longest season since joining New York in 2013, recording only two goals and four assists over nine starts and 24 matches in a campaign in which he was slowed by injuries, a season after finishing with 20 or more goals for the third time in his career.
The Red Bulls did not offer the English striker a contract for the 2002. Wright-Phillips earned a base salary of $1.2 million with a guaranteed compensation of $1.38 million in 2019, according to the MLS Players Association.
If BWP impresses, he would give LAFC plenty of cover up front with MLS scoring champion and Mexican Carlos Vela leading the way into a season that will include three competitions — the Concacaf Champions League, Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and of course, MLS. LAFC captured the Supporters Shield last season before falling in the playoffs.
Regardless what transpires in LA, Wright-Phillips already has written his name into Red Bulls history books, connecting for a team-record 108 goals.
Here is the original story written by Kristian Dyer: