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NEW YORK RED BULLS

June 30, 2014
THE OTHER BROTHER FOR RED BULLS?
Bradley Wright-Phillips doesn't know Shaun's plans

By Kristian Dyer
Big Apple Soccer Contributing Editor

Bradley Wright-Phillips: “It's not up to us, it's one of those things. I feel that all brothers in the game want to play with each other. I know he wants to play in America some day."
Bradley Wright-Phillips: “It's not up to us, it's one of those things. I feel that all brothers in the game want to play with each other. I know he wants to play in America some day."
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HANOVER, N.J. – If Shaun Wright-Phillips is coming to the Red Bulls, then brother Bradley doesn't know about it yet. What he does know is that he will continue to do his best to keep scoring at a pace that has made him the leader for the Golden Boot with 12 goals.

Bradley's brother Shaun has been linked to an MLS move and perhaps to team-up with brother Bradley again. Shaun is out of contract and with the Red Bulls perhaps needing a left midfielder (or at least the fanbase seemingly wanting one), it seems like a natural connection.

During the recent break for the World Cup, the two brothers shared a few days out in Los Angeles together. Bradley wouldn't tip his hand if his brother is coming stateside, let alone to the Red Bulls.

“It's not up to us, it's one of those things. I feel that all brothers in the game want to play with each other. I know he wants to play in America some day and people make the connection because I'm over here that maybe he comes over here,” Bradley told BigAppleSoccer.com last week.

“But nothing has been decided yet.”

The World Cup break came at a good time for Bradley, who in the nine league games before the break didn't play less than 80 minutes in any match. Four times he went the full 90 minutes and three more times he played 89 minutes, a testament to his work ethic and improved fitness.

The break came at a good time for him to rest poolside in Los Angeles where Shaun has a place.

“I just took my family there, get by the pool. My brother was over there, he goes over there in the summer,” Bradley said. “It was nice.”

He says he feels “sharp – the break was really good.”

So good that on Friday, he scored the stoppage time equalizer in a 2-2 home result with Toronto.


 
 
 
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