New York Red Bulls sign former Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon striker Peguy Luyindula
The New York Red Bulls may have struggled to find the net against D.C. United in a 0-0 draw last weekend, but their newest signing should be able to help in the scoring department.
On Tuesday the club made official the signing of former French national team striker Péguy Luyindula, who most recently played for French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain.
Luyindula, who spent part of preseason with the RBNY, will be available for selection after receipt of his visa paperwork.
“Péguy has a good pedigree as a forward who has played for many years in Europe and has now returned to full fitness,” said Red Bulls sporting director Andy Roxburgh in a club statement. “He is technically very good and his movements on the pitch are impressive. We are happy to add him to our roster.”
In addition to playing 179 matches for PSG since 2007, Luyindula also featured for French sides Marseille, Lyon and Auxerre as well as a spell at Levante in La Liga.
While with Lyon, Luyindula won two league titles and played in the UEFA Champions League. He also has six caps for the French national team.
The Red Bulls, who have yet to taste victory in 2013, travel to face league-leading Montreal on Saturday, March 23 at Olympic Stadium (4:30 pm ET, MLS LIVE).