Red Bulls sign D Johnson

SECAUCUS, NEW JERSEY (TICKER) —The New York Red Bulls on Thursday signed defender Carlos Johnson.

Johnson, 24, was most recently with Norwegian Second Division side, Bryne FK, where he made 17 appearances and scored one goal in 2008.

Prior to his time in Norway, the right back spent four years with the Costa Rican First Division’s CS Herediano, collecting four goals in 91 games.

“We have been tracking Carlos for the past few months and believe that he will immediately improve our back line,” Red Bulls Sporting Director Jeff Agoos said. “We think that Carlos is an up-and-coming player with a bright future and we’re excited to have him join our club.”

Updated Thursday, Mar 19, 2009