It looks like there is going to be a new contract for one of the top scoring forwards in MLS over the past three years, a deal that will keep a record-setting striker in the league a bit longer.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity,Metro New Yorkhas learned thatforwardBradley Wright-Phillips is set for a contract extension as the New York Red Bulls have been engaged in talks with the top scorer. Wright-Phillips, the only player in MLS history to have multiple 20-goal seasons, has been the top scorer for New York each of the past three seasons. He is the franchise's all-time leading scorer.
Per the source, Wright-Phillips was on the final year of his contract option with New York, the Designated Player contract signed following the season where he tied the MLS single season scoring record with 27 goals in 2013. He just received his green card meaning that he no longer counts against the international slots on the roster.
Per the source, the new contract is a multi-year deal that could extend his stay at Red Bull Arenapast this season.