RED BULLS SIGN KANDJI

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Red Bull New York announced today that forward Macoumba Kandji has signed a contract with Major League Soccer and will be part of the Red Bulls’ roster in 2009. Per MLS and club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We liked what we saw from Mac during his time on loan with us,” said Red Bull New York Sporting Director Jeff Agoos. “Mac has shown that he is capable of playing at a higher level and we look forward to his contribution in the future.

Kandji originally joined the club on loan from the United Soccer League First Division’s Atlanta Silverbacks on Sept. 15, 2008. To acquire Kandji on a permanent basis, the Red Bulls paid an undisclosed transfer fee. He made MLS debut on Sept. 27 vs. Colorado, coming on as a sub in the first of his five appearances, which included two starts. The Dakar, Senegal native scored his first MLS goal on the road at the Chicago Fire on Oct. 23, and assisted on two others over his 270 minutes of action. He was among the 18 in each of New York’s four playoff matches, coming on as a sub in the series clinching win at the Houston Dynamo as well as the MLS Cup Final.

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8 Responses to “RED BULLS SIGN KANDJI”

  1. NANDO Says:

    NICE!

  2. Lou Says:

    this is great he i soooo mutch better than oduro hope he plays over him.

  3. C. Says:

    Great news. I wonder why the trade for Oduro though with their similarities. At least we have a little forward depth now.

  4. cb Says:

    YES! i’ve been hoping for this news. with JPA, Oduro, and Kandji on board, it looks like Magee and Echeverry are trade and waiver fodder (respectively).

  5. ocho Says:

    this is a great move for the red bulls. I think kandji is a great compliment to JPA up top. He’s got the moves, the skills, and the speed that will make him a force to reckon with. hopfully this means etchevery’s gone.

  6. Rooney20 Says:

    Yes great move by RBNY. I really think Mac has the skills neccassarry to perform well at an MLS level. He should start over Oduro imo but only time will tell.

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  8. theo Says:

    i wish u feel better now after your surgery. take care. alors championat bi kagne ley commencé ? mane maille sa supporter numero 1. OK!

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