English Premiership

Wright-Phillips signs for Red Bulls

2015-07-27 21:11
Shaun Wright-Phillips (AFP)

New York - Queens Park Rangers winger Shaun Wright-Phillips is to be reunited with his brother Bradley after signing for Major League Soccer outfit the New York Red Bulls, the club announced on Monday.

Former England international Wright-Phillips, 33, heads to New York after barely featuring for QPR during their doomed battle against relegation last season.

No terms of Wright-Phillips' contract with the Red Bulls were disclosed.

"Shaun is a proven player who has played on soccer's largest stage," said New York Red Bulls Sporting Director Ali Curtis.

"He can play a number of positions for us and is an excellent fit in our locker room. We are pleased that he will be wearing a Red Bull jersey and we can't wait for him to take the field."

The club said Wright-Phillips would be available to make his debut when the Red Bulls face Philadelphia Union on Saturday.

Wright-Phillips spent four seasons at QPR between 2011 and 2015 after separate spells with Manchester City and Chelsea.

He won 36 caps for England between 2004 and 2010 and was part of Fabio Capello's squad at the 2010 World Cup, playing matches against the United States and Algeria.

His brother Bradley has proved a hit in the MLS since joining the Red Bulls in 2013, finishing last season as top scorer with 27 goals.

The Wright-Phillips brothers will play on the same side for the first time since 2004, when they both appeared for Manchester City.

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