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Brother of Kaka signs with New York Red Bulls

Updated: 2012-09-15 13:33

RIO DE JANEIRO - The younger brother of Real Madrid and Brazil midfielder Kaka has signed a deal to play with Major League Soccer outfit New York Red Bulls.

Rodrigo Izecson dos Santos Leite, known as Digao, agreed to a one-year contract on Friday after impressing coaching staff during a week-long trial, Uol reported.

"We want to continue evaluating him for the remainder of the season," Red Bulls sporting director Erik Soler said.

"He has earned a solid amount of experience for a number of European sides and we are glad to add him to our roster."

Among Digao's new teammates is former Arsenal and France international forward Thierry Henry, who signed with the club in 2010.

Digao, a 194cm central defender, has not played since being released by AC Milan in 2011.

He was loaned out to five different clubs during six years at the San Siro, where he made just one Serie A appearance in 2008.

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