Official: Hamburger SV pair Frank Rost and Alex Silva depart for New York Red Bulls and Flamengo

The veteran goalkeeper moves to New York for a fresh challenge as the Brazilian defender heads back to his homeland after failing to break into Michael Oenning's side
Hamburger SV have lost goalkeeper Frank Rost and central defender Alex Silva to the New York Red Bulls and Flamengo respectively.

The 38-year-old shot-stopper has moved to the MLS outfit on a free transfer and is eagerly anticipating the new challenge which the United States offers him.

Rost told the New York Red Bull's official website: ''I look forward to the challenge of the land, the language, and the league.''

The keeper spent a glittering career in Germany which included spells at Werder Bremen, Schalke and eventually Hamburger.

Meanwhile Alex Silva has returned to Brazil and has joined Flamengo on a free transfer, according to the Brazilian club's official website. The 26-year-old arrived in Germany in 2008 but was unable to cement a first-team place at the Imtech Arena, making just 17 appearances during that time.

However, he enjoyed a successful loan spell with Sao Paulo last season and has opted to join Flamengo to end his stint at the Bundesliga club.

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