Doe signed, Quaranta's season over
August 25, 2007 (Official Press Release)
The New York Red Bulls announced today that they have signed midfielder/forward Francis Doe. To make room for Doe on the 28-man roster, midfielder/forward Santino Quaranta was placed on the team's season-ending injury list. Doe will count as the team's third youth international, joining Elie Ikangu (France) and Dane Richards (Jamaica), and he will be available for selection for the Red Bulls' match against the New England Revolution tonight.
"Francis is a young, strong player who can immediately contribute to our team," said Red Bull New York Technical Director Jeff Agoos. "He provides another option for us in the attacking third and we are excited to have him on our squad."
Doe, who has been training with the Red Bulls for the past month, was most recently with Greek Super League side Atromitos FC for the last two years. During his time there, the 21-year-old played in 34 league games, finding the back of the net eight times. Doe also played 90 minutes in a 2-1 loss to Spanish La Liga side, Sevilla, in the UEFA Cup on September 14, 2006. The Liberian was also with USL First Division side, the Minnesota Thunder, in 2004 and 2005. He started his career at Ghanaian club, Buduburam FC.
On the international level, Doe has represented Liberia at the 2006 World Cup qualifiers as well as in the 2008 African Cup qualifying stages.