The New York Red Bulls announced the signing of former Syracuse Orange goalkeeper Jeremy Vuolo. Vuolo is now just waiting on an International Transfer Certificate. Per league rules, the terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Red Bulls acquired Vuolo from Finland's AC Oulu, a First Division club. Vuolo helped AC Oulu finish in third place in the table by recording a clean sheet in 11 of his 24 matches.
Vuolo played for Syracuse during his senior year in 2010 after spending three seasons at Hartwick College. Vuolo was 1-10-5 at Syracuse with a 1.56 GAA and 3 shutouts. He was tied for first in the Big east in saves per game (4.94) and fourth in the Big East in saves (79). Vuolo didn't have much help from his offense. Syracuse only scored 10 goals in 17 matches that season, the fewest in the Big East.
Red Bulls general manager Erik Soler said about Vuolo
"After doing extensive scouting, we believe that Jeremy has a very bright future ahead of him and can compete at the MLS level," said Red Bulls General Manager and Sporting Director Erik Soler. "He had a very good year playing professionally in Finland and brings many great attributes to the table. We expect that he will compete for a starting spot this year."
Vuolo is one of two keepers on the Red Bulls roster. Ryan Meara, who was drafted by New York in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft (2nd round, 31st overall) out of Fordham, is the other goalie.
For more on the signing of Vuolo, visit SB Nation New York or the Red Bulls blog Once A Metro.