Wright-Phillips signs DP deal with New York

Harrison, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - Red Bull New York announced on Wednesday that the club has signed forward Bradley Wright-Phillips as a Designated Player ahead of the 2015 MLS season.

Wright-Phillips joined New York midway through the 2013 season, but he really made his mark in 2014, his first full season with the club.

The Englishman tied the all-time single-season scoring record in MLS with 27 goals, while he was named the team's MVP and was selected to the MLS Best XI team.

"Following his outstanding performances in 2014, which produced 31 goals in all competitions, the club has decided to make Bradley Wright-Phillips a MLS Designated Player," said New York Red Bulls sporting director Andy Roxburgh.

"Bradley is not only a prolific goal scorer, he is an excellent professional and a great team player who will be a big asset to the club in the coming seasons."

In addition to his scoring exploits in the regular season, Wright-Phillips managed to score four more times in four postseason matches as he helped New York reach the Eastern Conference finals.