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Marquez follows Henry to the Big Apple

The New York Red Bulls announced the signing of the club’s third designated player today, and it was a big one.  Mexican National Team captain Rafael Marquez is officially a New York Red Bull.

PURCHASE: FC Dallas vs. New York Red Bulls, Sept. 16 at Pizza Hut Park

Marquez has played for FC Barcelona for the last seven seasons of his career.  He helped the Catalan club win the UEFA Champions League title in 2006 and 2009.  The 2006 championship made Marquez the first Mexican player to ever win the UEFA Champions League.

Marquez has made 94 appearances for Mexico internationally and has been the captain of the team since the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

WATCH: Marquez introduces himself to New York in English and Spanish.

The signing makes Marquez another addition to the list of international superstars who will be playing on the pitch at Pizza Hut Park this summer. 

The first round of world-class talent will appear this Thursday, August 5 when Inter Milan stars like Samuel Eto’o, Javier Zanetti, Dejan Stankovic, Julio Cesar and Diego Milito come to town to take on FC Dallas. GET TICKETS NOW.

Then the New York Red Bulls come to town on September 16 with recently signed marquee players Thierry Henry and Rafa Marquez. GET TICKETS NOW.

Or be sure you get to see all of the great international players at Pizza Hut Park on August 5 AND September 16 by purchasing the Seeing Stars 2-Pack.