Bradley Wright-Phillips was the MLS comeback player of the year. (Photo courtesy of MLS)
Only 18 days after getting some good news, Bradley Wright-Phillips got some bad news.
On Nov. 13, BWP was named the Major League Soccer player of the year.
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Football Club announced announced that it had declined the contract option of the former Red Bulls striker for the 2021 Major League Soccer season.
It might not necessarily mean the end of BWP’s association with the club as “conversations regarding the return of certain players,” according to a press release. The team did not specify which players.
As one of the most prolific goalscorers in MLS history, the 35-year-old Wright-Philips combined for eight goals and six assists in 2020. He made a statement in his return to action this year, scoring in his first three games, all during the MLS is Back Tournament in Orlando, and had four goals over a five-game span from Sept. 23-Oct. 11. His 14 combined goals and assists were among the top 10 in MLS this season.