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NEW YORK RED BULLS

May 14, 2014
OH, BROTHER
Bradley Wright-Phillips on possibility of brother Shaun playing in MLS: 'We have to wait and see'


Bradley Wright-Phillips on his brother Shaun: “It's got nothing to do with me and him. In his career he'd like to play in MLS."
Bradley Wright-Phillips on his brother Shaun: “It's got nothing to do with me and him. In his career he'd like to play in MLS."
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By Kristian R. Dyer
BigAppleSoccer.com Contributing Editor

HANOVER, N.J. – The Red Bulls are already down with the BWP. They could be down with the SWP shortly as well.

Bradley Wright-Phillips has been on a tear for the Red Bulls over the past month, turning confidence in the penalty area into eight goals over the last four games. After a slow start to his Red Bulls career – No. 99 scored just once last year in regular season play in seven appearances – the English forward has been nothing short of spectacular for the club during his recent run.

And now he might be getting a very big assist, with brother Shaun Wright-Phillips supposedly sniffing around about leaving England and coming stateside. Shaun, a former England international interested in crossing the Atlantic to play in the league and possibly with his brother.

“I’d definitely love to go to the MLS at some point, and it’d be great to play alongside my brother again before I hang up my boots," Wright-Phillips was quoted by the Manchester City match day program in February.

“It's got nothing to do with me and him. In his career he'd like to play in MLS. That's no secret,” Wright-Phillips told BigAppleSoccer.com on Wednesday.

“As far as coming here or whatever club he's going to, we don't know. He doesn't know. We have to wait and see.”

Shaun has been on the books of English Championship side Queens Park Rangers for the past three seasons, the first two of which were spent in the Premiership. In 12 appearances across all competitions, the pacey 32-year-old winger didn't score last season.

There appears to be an oneness to regaining his form in MLS and younger brother said that the current QPR man summers in the United States, frequently in Los Angeles. The two do talk about the league and the quality, but Bradley cautions that it doesn't mean that the siblings will be connecting passes here in New York – or playing against each other in MLS – anytime soon.

“It would be exciting, it would,” Wright-Phillips said. “It'd be exciting for him to come over, even in the league to play against him. It'd be nice.”

Shaun been capped 36 times by England but hasn't appeared with the national team since 2010.
 
 
 
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