For over five years, New York Red Bulls striker Bradley Wright-Phillips has ruled the roost in Major League soccer, being one of the best players in the league. Things weren’t always great for the striker though, as his career was on the verge of collapsing as he was struggling in the lower divisions of English football. Then a move to the USA beckoned and Wright-Phillips tore defences in the MLS to shreds.
In five full seasons in the league, Wright-Phillips has scored 124 goals in 210 games. Some of his honours include winning the Golden Boot 2 times, being in 2 All-Stars XI and also being voted into the MLS XI a couple of times.
Now 33, the English striker has started to plan life after football, launching his own streetwear brand, influenced by the fashion on the streets of New York City.
Phillips has decided to name his brand ‘Two Nines’, which is a tribute to his jersey No.99 for the New York Red Bulls.
The fashion label specializes in designing casual clothes which any person would wear on his normal day out in the sun in the streets of New York City. Some of the items designed by the label include jackets, hoodies and tracksuits.
Speaking on his inspiration to open the fashion label, Wright-Phillips said in an interview with Complex magazine, “Where I’m from, everyone wore tracksuits. If I was younger and I got a new tracksuit, hat, trainers, you couldn’t tell me I didn’t look good. I thought I was dressed up.”
The fashion range is priced pretty competitively in the market. According to The Sun, the tracksuits are priced around £47, while the sweatshirts are sold around £39. The T-shirts are meanwhile priced at around £26.