Wright-Phillips scores twice, Red Bulls beat Atlanta United
New York (7-3-0) has won four in a row, outscoring its opponents 12-4 during that span.
Wright-Phillips headed home Michael Murillo’s cross to the center of the box to give the Red Bulls a 2-1 lead in the 51st minute. About four minutes later, Wright-Phillips capped the scoring with a header, off an entry from Alejandro Romero Gamarra, that banged in off the crossbar.
Atlanta (8-3-1) lost for just the second time since opening day.
Wright-Phillips has eight goals this season, tied with Almiron and Columbus’ Gyasi Zardes for the most in MLS.
Atlanta’s Greg Garza was shown a straight red card in the 71st minute for a serious foul.