Veteran playmaker Boskovic parts ways with DC United
There will be no more debate about whether Branko Boskovic should start or come off the bench at D.C. United.
On Wednesday morning the club announced that it reached a mutual agreement with the 32-year-old to terminate his contract for personal reasons.
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“I have had some private family matters for several months now,” Boskovic said in a club statement. “It’s a difficult decision for me after a very good season here. I think that we will get better and better, but now I must leave. I wish all the best to this team and this club. This city is going to be my heart in the future.”
The former Montenegrin international midfielder came off the bench (14 times) more than he started (12 times) during the 2012 regular season, but showed flashes of quality with seven assists on the season.
He scored a goal in what proved to be his last game in a D.C. uniform, but his late goal against the Houston Dynamo in the second leg of the Eastern Conference Championship on Sunday couldn't help United overcome the Houston Dynamo.
The ex-Paris Saint-Germain and Rapid Vienna player was originally signed as a designated player in June 2010, but was signed to a new non-DP contract in June 2012.
In September there was controversy surrounding Boskovic's playing time, with the veteran player questioning manager Ben Olsen's reason for subbing him out of matches.
“I think I can play more, but [Olsen] decided to put me out," Boskovic said on the heels of his 56th-minute replacement against New England on Sept. 15. "If I’m not ready at [the] end of season, when I going to be ready?"
He started all four postseason games for the club this fall.