D.C. United Signs Montenegrin Midfielder Branko Bošković

The Montenegran midfielder will be available after July 15.

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Boskovic Signing Could Impact Playing Time Of Others

SB Nation D.C. United Blog, Black And Red United, explains that the acquisition of Branko Boskovic could affect certain players' positions on the team's depth chart:

As for the rest of the team, while D.C. will not be making any other player moves immediately, this will certainly impact the roles of many. Cristian Castillo comes most obviously to mind. It seems like just yesterday we were excited about another attacking left sided midfielder coming to town. That midfielder now looks to be not long for the roster.

Aside from the impact Boskovic may have on the playing time of other players, it appears he will give United a much-needed boost in terms of experience:

Boskovic is the second most capped player in the short history of Montenegro's national team, and usually served as their captain during World Cup Qualifying. He can reportedly play either central midfield, or on the left wing.

There's one thing for certain. Boskovic is a winner. He's won Cups and league titles both in Serbia-Montenegro while playing for Red Star Belgrade and now in Austria with Rapid Vienna. He got as far as the third round of the UEFA Cup in 2002. And best of all, Boskovic is already used to beating up on a team owned by Red Bull.

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United GM Dave Kasper Discusses Move

DC United will not need to clear any extra space on the roster to make room for Branko Boskovic, the Montenegrin midfielder who was acquired today, as he will be categorized as a smaller designated player.

United General Manager Dave Kasper had this to say on the acquisition:

"He is an honest two-way player with special attacking qualities," United General Manager Dave Kasper said. "A very good passer, very good running with ball, excellent long-range shot and a very good finisher inside the box. He is also very dangerous on set pieces - taking them as well as he is very good in the air, he scores a lot with his head - and he is tactically very smart. So all those things we feel will help us move forward."

Kasper, when asked about United's plans for the rest of the summer, did not rule out the possibility of additional roster moves.

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D.C. United Signs Montenegrin Midfielder Branko Bošković

D.C. United made a roster move today, signing midfielder Branko Bošković as their Designated Player, per a press release. The 29-year old Bošković has plenty of international experience, having played for French giant Paris Saint-Germain from 2003 to 2006. He currently plays for Rapid Vienna of the Austrian Bundesliga, whom he's been with since 2007. D.C. United will be able to use Bošković after the July 15 transfer window is open.

Here's a video of some of his career highlights, via the team web site

For more, head to SB Nation's D.C. United blog Black and Red United.

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