• 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.

  • Champions League

    Related News



RELATED NEWS YOU'LL LIKE

Mendoza making most of chance at Club Tijuana

After a long tenure in Mexico City, you could forgive Omar Mendoza for needing time to adapt to his new surroundings at Club Tijuana.

SCCL 2018: Five young footballers to watch

The old saying in football is that if a player is good enough, then he is old enough.

Martin thrives at Club America

Needless to say, Henry Martin has taken to his new surroundings at Club America quite nicely.

CCC2018 Video: W Connection’s Charles-Fevrier reacts to setback, looks to future

W Connection head coach Stuart Charles-Fevrier talks with CONCACAF.com about his team’s elimination from the 2018 Caribbean Club Championship (CCC) after falling to Atletico Pantoja on Sunday and looks ahead to the domestic season.

Schmetzer has Seattle Sounders FC thinking SCCL

Brian Schmetzer makes no bones about it.