Red Bulls bring in Solli

NEW YORK, Jan 24 (Reuters) - The New York Red Bulls have signed Norway international midfielder Jan Gunnar Solli, the MLS team said on Monday.

The 29-year-old Solli, who has won 40 caps for Norway and can also operate in defence, joins from Norwegian club SK Brann having previously played for Rosenborg.

The Red Bulls have a strong Scandinavian influence in their staff - sporting director Erik Soler is Norwegian while head coach Hans Backe is from Sweden.

New York will start their campaign at the Seattle Sounders on March 19.