HARRISON, N.J. – As expected, the Red Bulls Friday added Norwegian forward Fredrik Gulbrandsen on loan from sister club FC Red Bull Salzburg.
Gulbrandsen, who will be on a year-long loan, has received his P-1 visa and will join the team.
“We are excited to welcome Fredrik to New York for the season,” Red Bulls sporting director Denis Hamlett said in a statement. “He is a player we are familiar with and we think his attributes will be a good fit in our system. His familiarity with the Red Bull style of soccer means that we expect him to assimilate quickly into our group.”
The 24-year-old Gulbrandsen began his professional career with his hometown team, Lillestrøm in Norway, in 2008. In 2013 he transferred to Molde, also in Norway, and helped the team to the league double in 2014 with 14 goals in 28 matches.
The 5-9, 175-lb. striker moved to Red Bull Salzburg in 2016. In his first season had two goals and an assist in nine league appearances. He has also played for Salzburg in UEFA Champions League qualification, Europa League and the Austrian Cup.
He has accumulated 34 goals and 13 assists in 144 professional appearances.
Gulbrandsen made his international debut for Norway in August 2014 in a friendly against the United Arab Emirates. He has three international appearances, including one in UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying.
The Red Bulls hosts the Colorado Rapids in their home opener at Red Bull Arena at 4 p.m. Saturday.