The former Designated Player's deal was set to expire on July 15, but he will be staying at RFK Stadium for the foreseeable future.D.C. United announced the club has signed midfielder Branko Boskovic to a new contract.
Boskovic joined the team in 2010 as a Designated Player, but will no longer have that designation under his new deal. Additional terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Boskovic, 32, missed most of the 2011 season with an ACL tear, but has recently re-entered the picture as a major contributor for the Black and Red, tallying three assists in the team's last four matches.
“I’m staying because this team is really good and we have a chance to be the best in MLS. I want to help the team make the playoffs and win a championship,” said Boskovic.
Under the terms of his previous deal, Boskovic's contract was set to expire July 15, adding a degree of uncertainty to the beginning of this season.
“Branko was very professional throughout this whole process,” said D.C. United general manager Dave Kasper. “It never affected his play. This is a win-win for everybody. He is an important part of our team and we are thrilled that this is now finished and we can move forward.”
Before joining United, Boskovic played for Rapid Vienna of the Austrian Bundesliga from 2006 through 2010. He is a Montenegrin international, earning 23 caps in his career.
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