Wright-Phillips sets Red Bulls scoring record

With his double against the Montreal Impact, the Englishman became the first player in club history to score 20 goals.
With two goals against the Montreal Impact, New York Red Bulls striker Bradley Wright-Phillips set a franchise record, becoming the first player in club history to score 20 goals in a single season.

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.