- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On June 14, 2010
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- Branko Boskovic, Designated Player
Boy they sure kept this move quiet. D.C. United has signed Montenegrin midfielder Branko Boskovic as their latest Designated Player.
Yes you read that correctly, a DP has been signed in the nation’s capital. Boskovic comes to United from Austrian Bundesliga side Rapid Vienna where he made 104 appearances from 2007-2010.
You may recall Boskovic during his time with French Liga One side Paris Saint-Germain, where he played from 2003-06.
“We are excited to have concluded a deal to bring Branko to D.C. United,” said United General Manager Dave Kasper. “He is a very technical player who creates and scores goals from midfield positions. Branko has a tremendous amount of experience with several top clubs in Europe and at the national team level. We look forward to Branko’s contributions to our club.”
The soon-to-be 30-year old Boskovic (he turns 30 next week) will be available for D.C. United upon the opening of the FIFA transfer window July 15 and the arrival of his International Transfer Certificate.
I’ve said for a while this season that D.C. has lacked a midfielder in the middle of the pitch to control things, so I take it this move is to help fill that need. He won’t score a ton of goals but if he can help get D.C. out of the cellar for good then it will be a move that could pay off for the club.
I have a feeling D.C. isn’t done here this summer signing talent. With more DPs open for rosters I wouldn’t be shocked to see them add one more, possibly a striker that can actually finish.
Here’s some of Boskovic in action: