By Araceli Villanueva // @Aracelv1
Bradley Wright-Phillips is switching coasts.
The highly decorated eight-year MLS veteran announced on Twitter that he signed with the Black-and-Gold for the 2020 MLS campaign last weekend.
LAFC officially announced the exciting news on Friday evening.
“Bradley is one of the most prolific goalscorers in MLS history and the type of player that can be a difference-maker for us,” said LAFC EVP & General Manager John Thorrington. “He brings invaluable experience to the group as a proven winner in our league, and we look forward to welcoming him and his family to the Club.”
According to the club’s formal statement:
Wright-Phillips, a two-time MLS Golden Boot Winner, MLS Best XI selection and MLS All-Star, has tallied 108 goals in 195 regular-season appearances in MLS. The 34-year-old forward has also appeared in at least one postseason match every year since joining the league in 2013.
Last season, the 34-year-old central striker notched two goals and four assists in 23 regular-season games. Wright-Phillips appeared in all four Concacaf Champions League matches, as well as the final 36 minutes of the 4-3 playoff loss against Philadelphia Union.
And he could make a serious impact on the squad adding to Bradley’s trio of starting wingers Carlos Vela, Diego Rossi, and Brian Rodriguez. Especially with Adama Diomande missing the first few weeks due to a foot injury he acquired during training.
A blow to the roster but I would expect we will see Wright-Phillips soon when he is healthy again – with a mix of appearances off the bench and some starts during the season.
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