Andres Ivan - playing for Waldhof


The New York Red Bulls made their first move of the Secondary Transfer Window, signing Romanian attacking midfielder Andreas Ivan, pending receipt of his P-1 Visa, the club announced Friday.

The 23-year-old right winger joined the Red Bulls on trial for a week last month and will occupy an International spot on the roster.

"We are pleased to welcome Andreas to our club," Red Bulls sporting director Denis Hamlett said in a statement. "Andreas is a young, dynamic player with a lot of qualities we like. He has already gained a good amount of professional experience and immediately improves our roster. We look forward to seeing how he can continue to grow as a player and contribute to our club.”

Ivan has played professionally in Germany since the 2013-14 season, when he was promoted from the Stuttgart U-19s to the senior team. He has 96 senior team appearances with five clubs, most recently SV Waldhof Mannheim in the Regionalliga Südwest where he had a career-high eight goals in 31 appearances.

"I'm happy to welcome Andy to our club," Red Bulls coach Chris Armas said. "Andy is a dynamic attacker who can unbalance defenses with and without the ball. He has a fearlessness and a great energy about him which will help him fit in right away. We think he's going to be a great addition to our team.”