The 36-year old Brazilian was a target for the Red Bulls last season but nothing eventuated with a proposed move.
But now there is renewed interest and the player himself said he will play in New York when his contract with Hamburg ends at the end of the current German Bundesliga season.
"There is a possibility that I play two years in the United States. The club would be Red Bull, which has expressed interest in taking me since last year, but my contract with Hamburg runs until midyear," Ze Roberto said, according to a Google translation of the esportes.terra.
And the fact that Red Bull has a Brazilian academy lends more respectability to the mooted shift to New York.
"Red Bull has an academy here in Brazil and is looking for a name to represent the Brazilian team,'' Ze Roberto said. "There is a whole project and you cannot deny that my going to the U.S."