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The hardest part of Wright-Phillips' switch to veganism? Watching a Chick-fil-A open near his home

Once an unheralded striker who played the majority of his matches in the second and third tiers of English football, Bradley Wright-Phillips is hoping a reinvention will extend his career. At 34 years old, the MLS veteran's offseason shake-up to his lifestyle might extend his foray into Major League Soccer's record books.

Last winter, Wright-Phillips made the decision to become a vegan.

The New York Red Bulls forward initially raised eyebrows in the dressing room with his choice, challenging long-held...

By ESPN Staff
Jan 21, 2019

Behind the scenes with Rooney, Zlatan and other MLS stars

Take a look at the best moments from ESPN FC's time at MLS Media Day 2019 in Los Angeles.

Bradley Wright-Phillips on prospect of Josef Martinez breaking his MLS goals record: 'I love it'

ATLANTA -- New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips says he loves it that Josef Martinez is closing in on his Major League Soccer single-season goal-scoring record.

Wright-Phillips scored 27 in the 2014 season, putting him atop the league's record books, alongside Chris Wondolowski (2012) and Roy Lassiter (1996). Atlanta United striker Martinez has already found the back of the net 24 times, and the Five Stripes still have another 11 matches to play this season.

And Wright-Phillips, speaking...

Bradley Wright-Phillips uses two-shirt celebration after 100th MLS goal

Wednesday night was a special one for New York Red Bulls striker Bradley Wright-Phillips, and he pulled out a nifty celebration to match the occasion.

Sitting on 99 MLS goals heading into the trip to D.C. United and their brand-new stadium, Audi Field, the RBNY legend was hungry to become the fastest player in Major League Soccer history to score a century of goals.

It took him less than two minutes on a rainy night to make history. 

It was a classic striker's goal: racing onto a long pass...

Bradley Wright-Phillips has reached the peak of MLS, rising from depths of English game

When Jesse Marsch became the New York Red Bulls coach in 2015, Bradley Wright-Phillips had just completed one of the most impressive goal-scoring seasons in Major League Soccer history: 27 goals in 32 games. But Marsch wanted more from his talented striker.

Marsch was shifting the Red Bulls toward a more high-tempo, high-intensity brand of soccer that pressed and squeezed their opponents. To do this, he needed his best player to buy in and become a leader.

"It wasn't going to be possible for...