Bradley Wright-Phillips Nominated for CONCACAF Best XI

IMAGE, MATT KREMKAU FOR EMPIRE OF SOCCER

by ANTHONY J. MERCED

Bradley Wright-Phillips has been nominated for the CONCACAF Best XI Awards after another stellar season with the New York Red Bulls. Fans can vote for the best players through January 8th.

“The CONCACAF Awards honor players and achievements in CONCACAF-sanctioned tournaments and competitions involving the Confederation’s national teams at all levels,” said the Confederation in a press release. “Performances also eligible for recognition include those achieved in professional club football leagues under CONCACAF stewardship in North America, Central America and the Caribbean, as well as Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League.”

Bradley Wright-Phillips was the 2016 MLS Golden Boot winner with 24 goals. Over the four years he’s been in the league, he’s tallied a total of 69 goals, the best ever for a player in a Red Bull uniform. The mention of Wright-Phillips in the CONCACAF Best XI may be seen as long overdue considering the soft -spoken striker’s performance over the past few seasons.

New York is also still involved in the CONCACAF Champions League after advancing to the knockout stages late in 2016. They will play the Vancouver Whitecaps in February, starting their season a few weeks early.