Wright-Phillips beforehand scored 27 targets in 2014 and 24 in 2016. His 2014 season had tied an MLS single-season scoring report that stood till Atlanta United’s Josef Martinez broke it this 12 months.
Alex Muyl additionally scored early for the Purple Bulls, who remained inside a degree of Atlanta within the chase for the Supporters’ Defend. Atlanta defeated New England 2-1 earlier Saturday.
Defender Aaron Lengthy added a aim within the second half as New York picked up its seventh highway win of the season.
Earthquakes ahead Chris Wondolowski scored late to maneuver one aim nearer to the MLS all-time scoring report. The 35-year-old now has 144, one shy of Landon Donovan.
However San Jose, lengthy eradicated from playoff rivalry within the Western Convention, has misplaced six straight. That is the second-longest energetic dropping skid in MLS. Colorado misplaced its seventh consecutive match earlier Saturday night time.
Wright-Phillips was already considered one of solely two gamers to attain 20 targets in a number of MLS seasons, alongside New York Metropolis FC’s David Villa.
He entered solo territory when he gave his workforce a two-goal lead.
Off a free kick from the best, Wright-Phillips despatched an preliminary flick-on header towards the far submit, the place it clanged in opposition to the upright after which again in entrance of aim. The 33-year-old striker was first to the rebound, slotting it throughout the road this time with a right-footed end from a decent angle.
Muyl opened the scoring three minutes earlier when he reached a rebound of Michael Murillo’s shot and directed it previous goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski.
Lengthy made it 3-Zero with a header off a nook kick that rattled the underside of the crossbar on its manner in. Tim Parker redirected Marc Rzatkowsi’s nook to assist set Lengthy up for the end.