The former Manchester City, Chelsea and England winger, has been loaned out to New York Red Bulls reserve team by Queens Park Rangers to get some much-needed playing time and also where he meet his brother, Bradley Wright-Philip's.
Shaun Wright Phillips joined Queens Park Rangers on August of 2011 and his debut season with the English club was fairly successful as he managed to make over 30 appearances but as each year and season progressed, Wright-Phillips was getting less time in the first team until he eventually opted to make a switch of clubs.
The English player went from making 32 appearances in his first season with Queens Park Rangers to only getting 4 matches of playing time in his last season with the English Championship League outfit.
Shaun Wright Phillips, who is the best player for New York Red Bulls, was on the score sheet as the team defeated Club America with 2-0 in Red Bull Arena in a friendly match on Wednesday.
The former Chelsea and Manchester City winger won the opening goal soon after he made his entry in an impressive style.
Former Manchester City and England midfielder Shaun Wright-Phillips has been loaned to the reserve team of New York Red Bulls.
The reason behind this move is that the midfielder needs playing time in order to recover his fitness following his injury.
Shaun Wright Phillips wanted Chelsea skipper, John Terry to join him at New York.
This was before John Terry has handed a one-year deal to remain at Stamford Bridge. The 35-year old English International was unlikely to receive a new contract at the season end, this made Wright-Phillips, who is currently playing with brother Bradley for New York Red Bulls, want to see his former Blues team-mates join him Stateside.
Wright-Phillips, 34, said:
“It would be amazing to have JT here.
New York Red Bulls have been able to enjoy the pace of Shaun Wright Phillips to the maximum in recent seasons. Manager Jesse Marsch claims that the attitude of the former Chelsea winger has been first class.
Some players are criticised for not showing the 100% commitment to the MLS after having just joined from the European league. Since European football is significantly more competitive, the MLS has been seen as a retirement party for the ageing superstars. However, Wright Phillips has not been taking a similar opinion since joining New York Red Bulls.
The MLS side New York Red Bulls released Shaun Wright Phillips along with a number of other players who just couldn’t manage to find their spot in the team and did not play a very influential role in the American team.
In spite of the fact that his contract hasn’t been renewed, Shaun Wright Phillips is still positive about extending his stay at Red Bull Arena.
The winger hopes that he would get the chance to feature for the team again in the 2016 edition of the Major League Soccer.
Phillips had joined Red Bulls mid way through 2015.
The veteran failed to do justice to the stature he had come with, managing to net only once in 12 appearances.
After being frozen out of the first team by Harry Redknapp, the former Chelsea and Manchester City winger, Shaun Wright Phillips, returned back to the pitch in the 2-0 win over Sunderland.
Redknapp was the manager who brought Wright Phillips to Loftus Road, but it is understood that they fell out with each other.
There have been a lot of forceful changes being made in the hierarchy of Football Association of late. All the people, who had played a key part in the hiring of Roy Hodgson and then, keeping him in the job even after the World Cup debacle, are exiting and the new set of people is taking over and that has put a big question mark over the future of Hodgson as England boss.
There is little possibility that Hodgson would be shaken from his position before the Euro Cup, but, whether he would stay at helm till the next World Cup or not, that’s not certain now.