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Bradley Wright-Phillips relaxed with MLS success

The Red Bulls man continued his excellent run of form with a goal against Bayern Munich in the All-Star game.

PORTLAND, Ore. -- In his second Major League Soccer season, Bradley Wright-Phillips has been a breakout sensation. The English forward has been ripping apart defenses all year long and now leads the Golden Boot race with 18 goals in 21 games - on target to set a new single-season record.

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For his latest display, the New York Red Bulls man produced a stunning rocket of a shot to beat Bayern Munich keeper Tom Starke in the MLS All-Star game. His goal tied the score at 1-1 after Robert Lewandowski's opener, and the league's representative side went on to win 2-1.

"Just enjoyed it man, nothing much," he said after the game. "Just happy to score. I took a touch, hoped for the best, and just smashed it."

And despite his recent success, the 29-year-old is keeping things in perspective, and laughed off suggestions of an England call-up.

"We strikers, when we're scoring, we're confident, and we'll try and hit anything. When it's not going so well you don't, so it's just one of those things. When I stop scoring, you'll be saying other things.

"Nah, nah, England's a bit too much for me. I think England has got some great players. Obviously I'm doing okay but I think that's going a bit too far."

Wright-Phillips also paid tribute to club teammate Thierry Henry, who produced an impressive 48 minutes and left the field to a standing ovation.

"That doesn't surprise me with Thierry," he explained. "That's his level. He's played at that level for years. He'll make it look easy against anyone."


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