With his double against the Montreal Impact, the Englishman became the first player in club history to score 20 goals.
The Englisman broke the seven-year-old mark set by Juan Pablo Angel in his 2007 debut season. The Colombian scored 19 goals in 24 games that year.
The Red Bulls - who have the most prolific offense in the Eastern Conference - moved back into the playoff spots with a 4-2 victory over the conference laggards. Montreal's Dilly Duka had the only goal of the first half, but Thierry Henry scored two and assisted Wright-Phillips' first to put the home team in control. Andres Romero pulled one back in the 79th to give his team a fighting chance, but the Golden Boot leader put it beyond question in the dying minutes of the match.
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Another Red Bulls player could seen see a long-standing club record topple; Henry recorded his 11th assist of the year, and needs just three to equal Eduardo Hurtado's mark of 14 set all the way back in 1998.
Wright-Phillips is now just seven goals short of the league's all-time single-season record of 27, held jointly by Roy Lassiter, who hit that number in MLS' inaugural year, and Chris Wondolowski, who repeated the feat in 2012.