HARRISON, N.J. (August 3, 2016) - The New York Red Bulls have completed the transfer of Austrian International Daniel Royer from FC Midtjylland of the Danish Superliga pending receipt of his ITC and P-1 visa, the club announced today.
Royer, a native of Schladming, Austria, has spent the bulk of his career in the Austrian Bundesliga, scoring 15 goals and notching 20 assists in 104 appearances with Austria Wien and SV Reid. He won the Austrian Cup with Reid in the 2010-11 season.
"We're pleased to add Daniel to our team," said Red Bulls Sporting Director Ali Curtis. "He's a talented player that is in the prime of his career. His ability to play different positions in the midfield gives us both quality and depth. Daniel is a very intelligent and mature young man, and we look forward to him joining the club."
After moving to Midtjylland last summer, the 26-year-old scored two goals and three assists in 36 appearances across the Superliga, Champions League qualifying, and Europa League.
Royer has played in both the Champions League and Europa League, and has been capped with the Austrian National Team six times.
The New York Red Bulls are in action tonight, hosting Antigua Guatemala FC to begin the group stage of the 2016-17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League. Kickoff at Red Bull Arena is scheduled for 8 p.m.
Tickets for all Red Bulls home games are available by calling 1.877.727.6223 or visiting www.NewYorkRedBulls.com/tickets.
Transaction: New York Red Bulls complete transfer of Daniel Royer from FC Midtjylland. Royer is a Discovery Signing for the Red Bulls.
Date of birth: May 22, 1990
Hometown: Schladming, Austria
Previous club: FC Midtjylland
How acquired: Transferred from FC Midtjylland on August 3, 2016. Royer is a Discovery Signing for the Red Bulls.