Carney arrives after leaving Uzbekistan’s FC Bunyodkor.
New York Red Bulls have completed the signing of Australia international defender/midfielder David Carney, according to their website. The 29 year-old will be added to the roster pending the receipt of his P-1 visa and international Transfer Certificate and passing a medical.
Carney is something of a journeyman, having played in England, Canada, Australia, Spain, Holland, and Uzbekistan prior to joining the Red Bulls.
Carney started with English side Everton, where he competed in academy and reserve sides alongside Wayne Rooney. In 2005, Carney joined A-League club Sydney FC and helped them qualify for the Club World Championship, making a total of 33 appearances and hitting seven goals for the club. It was in 2006 when Carney earned his first call-up to the Australian National Team.
In August 2007, Carney signed with England’s Sheffield United, where he played until 2009. He also had a loan stint at Norwich City in 2009 and later in the year, moved to Dutch First Division side, FC Twente, helping his team win the Dutch League title for the first time in club history. Carney also played for England’s Blackpool (2010-11) and Spain’s AD Alcorcon (2011-12) before joining Bunyodkor.
As a teammate of current Red Bull Tim Cahill, Carney has earned 46 caps for Australia and scored six goals. He was part of the Socceroos’ 2010 FIFA World Cup and 2007 and 2011 Asian Cup squads.
“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,” said Red Bulls Sporting Director Andy Roxburgh. “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.”