RBNY inks midfielder Joel Lindpere
Red Bull New York announced today that it has signed Estonian midfielder
Joel Lindpere. Per club and League policy, terms of the deal were not
disclosed. He will be added to the roster upon receipt of his
International Transfer Certificate (ITC).
"Joel is an experienced midfielder who can play in many different
positions," said Red Bull New York General Manager and Sporting Director
Erik Soler. "We have watched him play for a long period of time and we
are confident that he will be able to adjust to the MLS game."
Lindpere most recently played for Norwegian Tippeligaen side, Tromso IL,
where he made 75 appearances from 2007-09 and scored five goals. The
28-year-old joined Tromoso from Estonian club, FC Flora Tallinn.
Lindpere had three different stints with FC Flora, from 2000-01, 2002-04
and 2005-06. In between, Lindpere also featured for Estonia's FC Valga
from 2001-02 and Bulgaria's CSKA Sofia from 2004-05. He started his
career in Estonia as a 15-year-old at JK Nomme Kalju in 1997 before
moving onto Lelle SK for two years.
After making his international debut in 1999, Lindpere has been a
stalwart for the Estonian National Team, earning 74 caps and scoring six
After Red Bull Arena's Grand Opening against legendary Brazilian club,
Santos FC, on March 20 at 6:00 PM, the Red Bulls kick off their 2010 MLS
Regular Season at Red Bull Arena on March 27, when they host the
Chicago Fire at 7:00 PM ET (TV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes). Full Season Ticket
Plans for the New York Red Bulls' first season at Red Bull Arena, in
Harrison, NJ, are on sale now. Midfield seats in the 100-Level and
sideline sections 107, 112, 124 and 128 are all sold out, but good seats
are still available. For more information or to purchase tickets, call
1.877.RBSOCCER or log onto www.newyorkredbulls.com.
Day of Birth: Oct. 5, 1981 in Tallinn, Estonia
Hometown: Tallinn, Estonia
Previous Professional Club: Tromso IL (Norwegian Tippeligaen)
Status: Senior International
How Acquired: Signed by New York on March 5, 2010