The defender joins international team-mate Tim Cahill at the MLS club.
Forgotten Socceroo David Carney has ended his football exile by signing for Major League Soccer club New York Red Bulls.
The 29-year-old has been a free agent since September 2012 after he was released from FC Bunyodko in Uzbekistan and trialled with former club Blackpool earlier this summer but failed to win a contract at Bloomfield Road, despite appearing in a pre-season friendly for the Tangerines.
But his near year-long search for employment has now come to an end after it emerged he is poised to join international team-mate Tim Cahill at the Red Bulls Arena, with only the completion of a medical and clearing of his visa preventing Carney from finalising his move to the United States.
“David is an experienced international player, who can play on the left side both as a defender and a midfielder, and he provides us much needed cover,” sporting director Andy Roxburgh said to Fox Sports.
“He is versatile and athletic and has competed at a high level.
“We are pleased to bring David to New York and look forward to his contribution as a member of the Red Bulls.”
Carner has appeared 46 times for his country and scored six goals, but hhis chances of making it into Holger Osieck’s Australia squad for the World Cup in Brazil next year have wilted following a series of shoulder injuries.