The New York Red Bulls have signed midfielder Ernst Obster from sister club Red Bull Salzburg.

"We were interested in bringing Ernst to New York since our preseason trip to Austria last year," said sporting director Jeff Agoos in a statement. "Ernst can play a variety of positions on the field and we think that he has a bright future ahead of him."

The 25-year-old has played his entire career with Salzburg except for a loan spell at LASK Linz in 2003-04. The left footer has also appeared for the Austrian Under-21 team. --Goal.com

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