The New York Red Bulls announced that the club has signed goalkeeper Jeremy Vuolo from Finnish second-division side AC Oulu. Vuolo will be added to the team’s roster pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate. Per league rules, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Vuolo, 25, signs after one season in Finland with AC Oulu. He played in 24 matches for the club, earning 11 clean sheets while helping the team to a third place finish in the Ykkönen (second-division).
“After doing extensive scouting, we believe that Jeremy has a very bright future ahead of him and can compete at the MLS level,” said Red Bulls general manager and sporting director Erik Soler. “He had a very good year playing professionally in Finland and brings many great attributes to the table. We expect that he will compete for a starting spot this year.”
At the collegiate level, Vuolu spent his senior season of at Syracuse University after three years at Hartwick College. As a senior in 2010 for Syracuse, Vuolo was named the team’s Most Valuable Player after ranking fourth in the Big East Conference in saves and saves per game.
Vuolo joins a roster that currently has just one other goalkeeper: Ryan Meara, a rookie selected in the second round of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft.
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