The New York Red Bulls acquired midfielder Youba Diarra on loan from Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Bundesliga.
The 22-year-old Mali native will occupy an international roster slot through the end of 2021, the MLS club announced Monday.
"Youba is an exciting player for us, as he has experienced success in a very similar style of play," NYRB head of sport Kevin Thelwell said in a news release. "He has very good habits and a high work rate against the ball, and quality going forward, especially in transition. We expect Youba to be a good complement to our midfield group."
Diarra competed with Austria's FC Liefering and Germany's FC St. Pauli during the 2019-20 season.
"Youba is a player with a very clear mindset, who always gives his best effort in every game," Red Bulls head coach Gerhard Struber said. "Physically, he is very dynamic, and there is an advantage that he already understands our style of play. We look forward to working with him to quickly integrate him into our team."
--Field Level Media