Bradley Wright-Phillips uses two-shirt celebration after 100th MLS goal
Wednesday night was a special one for New York Red Bulls striker Bradley Wright-Phillips, and he pulled out a nifty celebration to match the occasion.
Sitting on 99 MLS goals heading into the trip to D.C. United and their brand-new stadium, Audi Field, the RBNY legend was hungry to become the fastest player in Major League Soccer history to score a century of goals.
It took him less than two minutes on a rainy night to make history.
It was a classic striker's goal: racing onto a long pass from Kaku down the left flank, Wright-Phillips beat Frederic Brillant to the ball, cut back onto his right foot and fired off a cheeky shot that crept inside David Ousted's near post.
But the best part then followed, as Wright-Phillips ripped off his No. 99 shirt to unveil a second shirt underneath -- No. 100, of course.
BWP needed just 159 games to score 100, smashing the previous record held by none other than Taylor Twellman (174 games). He's also tied for 10th all-time but has a long way to go to reach Landon Donovan's mark of 145 goals.
And despite the landmark moment, he was still booked for taking off his shirt.
MLS 100-goal scorers
1. Landon Donovan, 145
2. Chris Wondolowski, 140 (still active)
3. Jeff Cunningham, 134
4. Jaime Moreno, 133
5. Ante Razov, 114
6. Jason Kreis, 108
7. Kei Kamara, 106 (still active)
8. Dwayne De Rosario, 104
9. Taylor Twellman, 101
T-10. Edson Buddle, 100
T-10. Bradley Wright-Phillips 100 (still active)