New York Red Bulls sign Socceroo World Cup veteran David Carney

David Carney

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The New York Red Bulls announced Thursday that they have signed Australian World Cup veteran David Carney, who was most recently with Uzbekistan’s FC Bunyodkor and started his career with English side Everton.

Carney, a 29-year-old defender/midfielder, will be added to New York’s roster pending receipt of his P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate and passing a team physical.

“David is an experienced international player, who can play on the left side both as a defender and a midfielder, and he provides us much needed cover,” Red Bulls sporting director Andy Roxburgh said in a statement. “He is versatile and athletic and has competed at a high level. We are pleased to bring David to New York and look forward to his contribution as a member of the Red Bulls.”

Carney has appeared 46 times for the Australian national team and scored six goals. He was part of the Socceroos’ 2010 FIFA World Cup and 2007 and 2011 Asian Cup squads. He has also appeared 33 times and scored seven goals for A-League club Sydney FC, and helped his side qualify for the Club World Championship.

He's also played with England’s Sheffield United, Norwich City and Dutch side FC Twente, helping his team win the Dutch league title for the first time in club history. Carney also played for England’s Blackpool (2010-11) and Spain’s AD Alcorcón (2011-12) before joining Bunyodkor.