Rafael Marquez Signs with New York Red Bulls

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Rafael Marquez Signs with New York Red Bulls
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Mexican captain Rafael Marquez has signed with the MLS team, New York Red Bulls, becoming their third designated player along with Juan Pablo Angel and recently-signed superstar Thierry Henry.

The 31-year-old has spent the last seven years of his playing career with Spanish giants FC Barcelona, but was released on Saturday and has joined the Red Bulls on a free transfer.

New York coach Hans Backe has said he is looking for Marquez to play in the midfield to support Henry and Angel.

With Barcelona, Marquez won four league titles and two Champions Leagues. This massive signing will help the campaign to up the American game.

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