Union Sign Former New York Red Bulls Defender Chris Albright

HARRISON, NJ - MARCH 15: Chris Albright #3 of the New York Red Bulls looks on during an open practice on March 15, 2010 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for New York Red Bulls)

The Philadelphia Union added defensive depth today, signing free agent Chris Albright to a contract.

Albright is a Philadelphia native, attending William Penn Charter School during his youth. Last year, with the New York Red Bulls, Albright made $100,800.00 in base salary and $104,133.33 in guaranteed compensation.

He entered MLS with D.C. United in 1999, before being traded to the LA Galaxy in 2002. Albright played over five seasons for LA prior to moving to the New England Revolution in yet another trade. A third trade, in 2010, sent Albright to the Red Bulls.

A right back for much of the past seven years, Albright has battled injuries and positional competition over the course of his career. Albright joins starter Sheanon Williams and recent SuperDraft selection Raymon Gaddis as a right back on the Union's roster.

Originally a Nike Project-40 attacking prospect, Albright has moved consistently backward from attack to midfield and then defense. The 32-year-old has 22 caps with the United States National Team since 1999, and played his last game international squad in 2007.

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