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Wright-Phillips' 3 goals lift Red Bulls

(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) Maybe just a touch of the flu is what New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips needed.

The English forward, who had one goal in seven games last season, missed Tuesday's training session with a fever, but recovered enough to score three goals Wednesday night and lead the Red Bulls to their second straight victory, 4-0 over the Houston Dynamo.

"We thought it was only a matter of time before he scored a goal and then got hot," Red Bulls coach Mike Petke said. "But three goals tonight? I did not see this coming."

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