New York Red Bulls signs ex-QPR winger Shaun Wright-Phillips

New York Red Bulls has announced the signing of former England international Shaun Wright-Phillips.

Wright-Phillips, 33, was a free agent after his release by Queens Park Rangers at the end of the season.

The winger, who played for Manchester City and Chelsea earlier in his career, will link up with his brother Bradley at the MLS club.

Red Bulls sporting director Ali Curtis told the club's official website: "Shaun is a proven player who has played on soccer's largest stage.

"He can play a number of positions for us and is an excellent fit in our locker room. When we evaluated the unique set of circumstances along with the quality that Shaun has, it became apparent that we needed to be aggressive about adding Shaun to our club.

"We are pleased that he will be wearing a Red Bull jersey and we can't wait for him to take the field."

Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch added: "We are pleased to add Shaun to our club. Shaun has performed at the highest levels of the game for his entire career, in the Premier League and on the international level, and brings a wealth of talent and experience.

"He has been training here and we have seen his professionalism day in and day out. We think he is a tremendous addition both on the field and as a veteran presence in our locker room."

Wright-Phillips made 36 appearances for England and represented the country at the 2010 World Cup.

He will be available to make his debut in Saturday's match at Philadelphia Union.