Union adds MLS veteran Albright

The Philadelphia Union has signed MLS veteran defender Chris Albright, the club announced on Monday.

Albright is a three-time MLS All-Star and has spent 13 seasons in the league with four teams.

The 33-year-old began his MLS career with D.C. United in 1999 and helped the club capture the MLS Cup in his first season.

Albright then moved on to the Los Angeles Galaxy via trade in 2002 and went on to appear 116 matches while making three successive MLS All-Star teams.

Injuries limited the Philadelphia native in his last two stops at New England and with Red Bull New York, but the Union will be hoping that a move to his hometown club can re-ignite his career.

The Union will open its 2012 MLS campaign in Portland on March 12.