New York signs midfielder Palsson

Red Bull New York signed Icelandic midfielder Victor Palsson on Friday.

Palsson, 20, spent the last year at Scottish Premier League side Hibernian and appeared in 34 games in all competitions. The defensive midfielder previously spent time with Liverpool, but did not play for the team.

"Victor is a promising young player who has gained some experience playing in Europe," said New York general manager and sporting director Erik Soler. "He will certainly challenge for a spot in our squad and can provide us an option in midfield."

Palsson has played for Iceland at the Under-19 and U-21 levels. He will be added to the team's roster pending receipt of his P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate.