Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Former City Starlet Is Loving His American Adventure

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Former City Starlet Is Loving His American Adventure

Article excerpt

NOT so long ago, Bradley Wright-Phillips had fallen out of love with football.

As nights out became more attractive than chasing long balls, the talented forward not only found himself unemployed but at a crossroads.

Wright-Phillips headed westwards at that moment five years ago - a decision that has paid off in spades.

Since moving to the US, the 33-year-old has twice won Major League Soccer's Golden Boot and become New York Red Bulls' all-time top scorer.

Sat on 91 goals, he is on track to become the fastest player to rack up 100 in league history.

"There was a point in my career where I wasn't happy, you know? I would go out a lot," former City starlet Wright-Phillips said.

"Football wasn't my main thing.

"To be here now concentrating, getting my head down and finally getting recognition for doing the right thing feels good. …

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