MLS veteran Bradley Wright-Phillips is heading west, after he agreed to a deal with Los Angeles FC in advance of the upcoming season, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Wright-Phillips, who turns 35 in March, joins an LAFC team that won the MLS Supporters' Shield in 2019 after earning the most regular-season points. He helped the New York Red Bulls win the Supporters' Shield in 2018. Neither team won the MLS Cup title.
Wright-Phillips scored 108 goals in 195 games (164 starts) over seven seasons with the Red Bulls, becoming the first player in league history to win the Golden Boot twice (2014, 2016).
Wright-Phillips confirmed the signing in a Twitter post Saturday with a photo of him in an LAFC jersey. The team is not expected to announce the signing until later in the week.
Wright-Phillips played with five different teams in his native England before his move to MLS in 2013, including Manchester City for 32 games in 2004-05 and 2005-06. He scored 27 goals in 2014 with the Red Bulls and 20 as recently as 2018, but was held to two goals over 24 games (nine starts) in 2019.
Wright-Phillips is expected to get time at forward while LAFC's Adama Diomande recovers from a broken right foot.
--Field Level Media