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The Red Bulls have bolstered their forward crop by signing Colombian striker Oscar Echeverry.
The 30-year-old forward is expected to step in and push for starts and is seen as the team’s main cover for Jozy Altidore, who is expected to miss several matches.
"He’s a good striker who can stretch the game," Red Bulls head coach Juan Carlos Osorio said. "He has played at a good level, has played in competitions like Copa Libertadores, and I think he will certainly fight for a starting role.
"Hopefully Jozy does not go anywhere, but if he does then Oscar will give us some cover."
A former Atletico Nacional player, Echeverry left Nacional after last season and has been recovering from a knee injury.
Echeverry’s arrival gives depth to a forward stable that includes Juan Pablo Angel, Altidore, Francis Doe, John Wolyniec and Jerrod Laventure.