O'Brien signs with Austrian side Weiner Neustadt

O'Brien signs with Austrian side Weiner Neustadt

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O'Brien signs with Austrian side Weiner Neustadt

Conor O'Brien (Odense BK)

By DAN KARELL

It didn’t take long for Conor O’Brien to land back on his feet.

Just a day after mutually terminating his contract with Danish side Odense BK, O’Brien signed a one-year contract with Austrian Bundesliga side SC Wiener Neustadt. The deal makes O’Brien the first and so far only foreigner signed to the club for this season, which is already underway.

The 25-year-old midfielder is now on to his fifth European club since signing with Danish club Blokhus FC in 2010 after graduating from Bucknell University. O’Brien moved to SønderjyskE for the 2011/2012 season and then spent half a season with FC Nordsjælland before joining Odense BK in mid-2013.

O’Brien joins a club that finished in eighth place in the ten team Austrian Bundesliga last season and is currently in last place after two defeats in their first two matches. The New York-native is expected to wear the No. 4 and could make his club debut on Saturday at Sturm Graz.

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