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Red Bulls sign M Steele

Red Bull New York announced on Wednesday the club has signed midfielder Jonny Steele.

Steele agreed to terms after the Red Bulls acquired his MLS first right of refusal from Real Salt Lake in exchange for a conditional supplemental draft pick.

"Jonny is a player who our coaching staff is very familiar with and believe will provide depth in our midfield," said Red Bulls Sporting Director Andy Roxburgh. "We are pleased to have agreed to a contract with Jonny and look forward to his contribution this season."

Steele, 27, played one season with Real Salt Lake, making 28 regular-season appearances, 11 starts. and posting two goals and two assists.

The Northern Ireland native began his career with English side Wolverhampton in 2002 and has played for a number of clubs since then, including Syracuse Salty Dogs (2004), Rochester Raging Rhinos (2005-06) and Irish club Ballymena United (2005). In 2007, Steele suited up for the Carolina Railhawks of the USL First Division.

He has represented Northern Ireland at several youth levels and was part of the U-19 squad that played in the 2005 UEFA Championship.