Friday, November 21, 2014

New York Red Bulls and Eight by Eight collaborate to celebrate Bradley Wright-Phillips



NEW YORK, NY–November 21, 2014– New York Red Bulls joined Eight by Eight magazine last night for the launch of the publication’s fourth Issue, and the release of a joint collaboration; a commemorative piece celebrating the record season of New York Red Bulls player Bradley Wright-Phillips.

The son of Arsenal legend Ian Wright and brother of QPR star Shaun Wright-Phillips, Bradley is the 2014 MLS Golden Boot Winner after scoring 27 goals, a new club record, during the 2014 MLS Regular Season. An info-graphic piece displaying his goals was unveiled yesterday, and will be available online at www.newyorkredbulls.com and 8by8mag.com, as well as being distributed to all fans in attendance at the Red Bulls’ playoff match on Sunday, November 23rd.

“I like it, its nice, I didn’t expect my name to be on something like this at the end of the season. I feel flattered, its nice to get these things after you put in a lot of work in the season and it gets recognized by things like this,” said Wright- Phillips.

Eight by Eight is a recently-created quarterly soccer magazine focusing on presenting the sport with a more artistic edge, with world-renowned contributing writers, modern graphics and illustrations in a beautifully produced, large-format.

“It was a great pleasure watching Bradley and the New York Red Bulls this season.  We were thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with the club on this project and help them celebrate such a memorable season.

We enlisted the help of Alex Garcia, of Cranio Dsgn in Valencia, for the illustration and John Grimwade, the legendary info-graphics guru to handle how the information was displayed.  With those two on board, I knew we would be able to put together a great piece to celebrate this memorable record.” Said Robert Priest, Eight By Eight Editor.

About New York Red Bulls
The New York Red Bulls are one of 19 teams that comprise the top-flight professional soccer league in the United States – Major League Soccer. On the field, the team is led by New York-native and 2013 MLS Coach of the Year finalist Mike Petke, World Cup, European Championship and UEFA Champions League winner Thierry Henry and Australian World Cup star Tim Cahill. The Red Bulls won the MLS Supporters Shield – given to the team with most regular season points – for the first time in 2013.

In March 2010, the Red Bulls moved into their new home, Red Bull Arena, a 25,000-seat soccer-specific stadium in Harrison, NJ, known as the top venue of its kind in the country. New York has qualified for the MLS Cup playoffs for four straight seasons and 11 of the past 12 years.  The New York Red Bulls are owned by Red Bull GmbH. Red Bull GmbH purchased the MLS club in March 2006. For more information, log onto www.newyorkredbulls.com or call 1.877.RBSOCCER.

About Eight by Eight
Eight by Eight is a new magazine about football and its place in culture. It contains excellent journalism, modern graphics and the best illustration in a beautifully produced, large-format magazine that comes out four times a year. Created to celebrate the treasured sport, summon up it’s past and bring the future. It is focused on covering great teams, coaches and players, and also intends to address the concerns of global football and the role that the governing bodies play (or don’t play) in improving the game experience. 

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