Shaun Wright-Phillips made his debut as an official player in the United States back on June of 2015 as he signed with New York Red Bulls which was the 1st American club that Wright-Phillips joined as an actual performer.


He spent 2 seasons performing with the New York Red Bulls and the 35 year old Englishman decided to extend his playing career in USA as Shaun Wright-Phillips recently penned a deal a with Phoenix Rising.

Phoenix Rising confirmed this transfer on February 24 of 2017 as the club wrote on their social media, twitter account: “We’re thrilled to have a player of Shaun’s quality and experience joining us. This is another step toward making us one of the most competitive clubs in USL.”

Didier Drogba is another one of the high-profile players that has recently joined Phoenix Rising as he will be working closely together with his former Chelsea teammate Shaun Wright-Phillips.

On April 12 of 2017, it was confirmed that Drogba had signed with Phoenix Rising as he was a free agent and decided to become an owner as well as a player and this is the very first time that any person has turned into a player-owner of any club in the history of the sport.

At the age of 35, Shaun Wright-Phillips is trying to extend his playing career as much as he can and joining clubs in USA is something which has been done on a more regular basis for players who are reaching the final stages of their respective careers.

Even at his elevated age, Wright-Phillips gives it his all and he does want to prove what he can do and especially now that he will be working with his former teammate Didier Drogba with whom he lifted the Premier League title during the season of 2005-16 with Chelsea.

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