RBNY signs trio of defenders

Harrison, NJ ( - Red Bull New York announced Tuesday that the club has signed defenders Damien Perrinelle, Andrew Jean-Baptiste and Ronald Zubar.

Perrinelle and Jean-Baptiste are in training camp with the team in Orlando while Zubar is expected to join shortly, pending a physical and approval of his P-1 Visa. Per league rules, terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Perrinelle joined the Red Bulls last summer, making two regular season MLS appearances and four starts for New York in the CONCACAF Champions League.

Jean-Baptiste, a 2012 MLS first-round pick, joins the Red Bulls after playing last season with Chivas USA. The Brooklyn, N.Y., native was selected eighth overall in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft by the Portland Timbers after playing two years of college soccer with the UConn Huskies.

Zubar, a native of Guadelupe, France, joins New York from French side Ajaccio. The Frenchman began his professional career with Ligue 2 side Caen before earning a move to Ligue 1 with Marseille. He then spent four years with English side Wolverhampton Wanderers before returning to France in 2013 with Ajaccio.