By CAITLIN MURRAY
With a hat trick in one game and an equalizer in the next, it seems Bradley Wright-Phillips is ready to quiet critics who said he wasn’t scoring enough for the New York Red Bulls.
Wright-Phillips came up big for four goals in two games in Week 8, carrying the New York Red Bulls to a 4-0 thrashing of the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday on a hat trick and a 1-1 draw to Columbus Crew on Saturday. His exploits earned him SBI MLS Player of the Week honors for Week Eight.
The English-born striker became the first Englishman to net a hat-trick in MLS history in the victory against the Dynamo, then added to his strong week with a quality equalizer against the Crew.
Wright-Phillips beat out a strong list of contenders for this week’s honor which includes Clint Dempsey and Fabian Espindola.
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