• Friday Feb 02, 2018

    Rzatkowski adds experience, depth to NY Red Bulls midfield

    Marc Rzatkowski (pictured) will bring experience in European club competitions to the New York Red Bulls. (Photo courtesy of the New York Red Bulls)

    HARRISON, New Jersey - Midfielder Marc Rzatkowski is delighted with his move to the New York Red Bulls.

    On Wednesday, he was loaned from Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Bundesliga to the Major League Soccer side.

    "I'm very happy to be here," Rzatkowski said. "I am excited to join the club and want to contribute to the team's success. I also want to continue to improve myself in every way, as a player on the field and also as a person."

    With the Red Bulls set to open their fourth Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League campaign on February 22 against Honduras' Olimpia, the 27-year-old German may put his international club experience to use quickly.

    Rzatkowski has scored one goal in three career UEFA Champions League games, while also appearing in eight UEFA Europa League encounters.

    "He brings experience to our locker room and can play in different positions within the midfield," said New York head coach Jesse Marsch. "He has qualities that we like and a personality that we think fits well within our group. He is excited to come to New York and be a part of our team."

    Rzatkowski joined Salzburg in July 2016, making the move from FC St. Pauli, where he spent four seasons (89 games/13 goals). He has recorded five goals in 27 matches for Salzburg, winning the Austrian league and cup in the 2016/17 season.

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