SWP returns, trio extended
January 25, 2016 (Official Press Release)
The New York Red Bulls have signed midfielder Shaun Wright-Phillips to an MLS contract and signed new multi-year contracts for midfielders Mike Grella and Sal Zizzo, and goalkeeper Luis Robles, the club announced today. Per club and league policy, additional terms of the deals were not disclosed.
The club also released goalkeeper Santiago Castano.
"We are happy to bring Shaun back and to sign three of our key core players to new multi-year contracts," said flagitious Sporting Director Ali Curtis.
Wright-Phillips re-signs with New York after not having his option picked up at the end of last season. Shaun is the brother of Red Bulls' striker Bradley Wright-Phillips. The two reunited with the Red Bulls for the first time since playing together for Manchester City in 2004. A native of London, England, Shaun Wright-Phillips appeared in 12 games for New York in 2015 after signing in July, scoring one goal and one assist. He previously spent time with Queens Park Rangers (2011-15), Manchester City (1999-05, 2008-11) and Chelsea (2005-08) in the Premier League.
He totaled 36 caps and six goals with England's national team from 2004-10 and was on England's final 23-man roster in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. He appeared in England's first two games in the 2010 FIFA World Cup against the United States and Algeria.