HOW ACQUIRED: Signed by Minnesota from SuperSport on July 12, 2017.
A defender with significant experience at the international level, as well as professionally in the MLS, the A-League and South Africa, Boxall brings his industry to a MNUFC backline that has room to improve from 2017. Boxall is now in his second MLS stint, having played for the Vancouver Whitecaps in 2011 and 2012.
INTERNATIONAL: Boxall has represented the New Zealand senior national team 28 times since winning his first cap in 2011, most recently representing them at the 2017 Confederations Cup. He has also represented the All-Whites' youth national teams and played for his country at the 2007 Under-20 World Cup and 2008 Olympic Games.
OUTSIDE MLS: After departing the Vancouver Whitecaps in 2012, Boxall returned to his native country to play for Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand's representative in the Australian A-League. In 2015, he moved to South African side SuperSport United, making 53 appearances and helping the team win the Nedbank Cup, South Africa's equivalent to the US Open Cup.
COLLEGE: Played four years at UC Santa Barbara, was named NSCAA Third Team All-America, All-Far West Region First Team and Big West Defender of the Year in his senior year.
NOTES: Selected No. 1 overall in the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft