New York Red Bulls sign midfielder Shaun Wright-Phillips
The New York Red Bulls have signed longtime Premier League midfielder Shaun Wright-Phillips, the team announced Monday.
Wright-Phillips, 33, will join his brother Bradley as a member of the Red Bulls. Shaun spent the last four seasons with Queens Park Rangers after previous stints with Manchester City and Chelsea. He also played for England internationally.
In 299 career Premier League games, Wright-Phillips scored 31 goals. His playing time had dwindled the past few seasons in England and he played in only four matches last season for QPR.
“Shaun is a proven player who has played on soccer’s largest stage,” New York Red Bulls sporting director Ali Curtis said in a release. “He can play a number of positions for us and is an excellent fit in our locker room. When we evaluated the unique set of circumstances along with the quality that Shaun has, it became apparent that we needed to be aggressive about adding Shaun to our club. We are pleased that he will be wearing a Red Bull jersey and we can’t wait for him to take the field.”
Wright-Phillips will be available for New York's match against Philadelphia on Saturday.
Reunited in New York, the Wright-Phillips brothers will play on the same side for the first time since 2004 with Manchester City.
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