HARRISON, N.J. (March 21, 2017) – New York Red Bulls II has signed defender David Abidor to a USL contract the club announced today.
“We’re excited to have David with the team,” Head Coach John Wolyniec said. “We got to watch a lot of him last year with Tulsa and we like David as an individual and as a player. He is going to fit right in really well here. He’s a hard worker, an intelligent player, and a guy that can help us defensively and maybe even in the midfield as well.”
David Abidor joined the Roughnecks for their second USL campaign last season, playing in 29 games, after beginning his professional career in 2015 with Dalkurd in Sweden. In the spring of 2015, the Northbrook, Illinois native spent time in training camp with both the Roughnecks of USL and Real Salt Lake of MLS before heading to Sweden.
The 6’ 1” defender played collegiately for Dayton and Creighton Universities. His first three seasons were spent with the Flyers where he made 51 appearances and was named their Rookie of the Year following his freshman campaign.
He joined Creighton prior to his 2014 senior season, making 20 appearances. He helped the Bluejays to one of their most memorable years as they won their first-ever Big East regular season title in his lone season in Omaha. They finished with a No. 9 national ranking and advanced to the quarterfinals of NCAA Tournament.