Los Angeles Football Club forward Bradley Wright-Phillips was voted the Major League Soccer player of the week for the 13th week of the season, the league announced Thursday.
This was Wright-Phillips’ 12th MLS Player of the Week honor, third most in league history, and the first since Week 29 of the 2018 season.
The former Red Bulls striker powered LAFC to a 6-0 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Banc of California Stadium behind two goals Wednesday. It was the 22nd regular season multi-goal performance of his MLS career.
BWP has seven goals this season, tied for fourth most in the Golden Boot race. Wright-Phillips has scored 115 regular-season goals, sixth most in MLS history. LAFC is tied for sixth in the Western Conference standings with 18 points (5-5-3).
With LAFC holding an early lead, Wright-Phillips extended the club’s lead to 2-0 in the fifth minute with an acrobatic spinning right-footed shot from the center of the box to the bottom left corner (watch goal).
Only six minutes later, BWP tallied his second goal to extend LAFC’s lead to 3-0 when he finished a deflected Diego Rossi shot with a right-footed scissor kick from the box into the center of the goal (watch goal).
LAFC hosts the San Jose Earthquakes Sunday (10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN+).
The player of the week is selected each week of the regular season through both media and fan voting in a process conducted by MLS Communications. A panel of journalists from the North American Soccer Reporters comprises 75 percent of the vote, while a Twitter fan vote represents the remaining 25 percent of voting. NASR consists of members of print, television, radio and online media.