Red Bulls sign Estonian Lindpere

Estonia midfielder Joel Lindpere has signed with the New York Red

Bulls from Norwegian club Tromso.

Tromso spokesman Eirik Haldorsen said Thursday that Lindpere

signed a two-year contract with the Red Bulls with an option for

two additional years.

The 28-year-old Lindpere scored twice in 24 appearances for

Tromso last year. He previously played for CSKA Sofia in Bulgaria

and FC Flora in Tallinn, Estonia.

He has scored five goals in 74 matches for Estonia.

Lindpere told Estonian daily Eesti Paevaleht he had trials at

German and Russian clubs and was surprised that the Red Bulls

wanted to sign him. Lindpere said he has never visited New York

City.