Red Bulls Acquire International Roster Spot from Chicago

HARRISON, NJ (Jan. 4, 2013) – The New York Red Bulls announced today they have acquired an International Roster Spot from the Chicago Fire in exchange for midfielder Joel Lindpere.

“Moving to Chicago will hopefully provide Joel with consistent playing time,” said Red Bulls Sporting Director Andy Roxburgh. “We want to thank Joel for his time with our club and wish him the best of luck in the next stage of his career.”

Lindpere signed with New York on March 5, 2010 from Norwegian First Division side, Tromso. During his three years with the Red Bulls, the Estonian International logged 97 regular season appearances, including 89 starts, and notched 15 goals and 18 assists. Last season, the 31-year-old featured in 34 games and recorded five goals and five assists.