The New York Red Bulls are on the verge of signing goalkeeper Terry Boss from the USL-2 club Charlotte Eagles, sources with knowledge of the deal told SBI late Friday. Terms of the deal, which was close to being completed late Friday, were not known at the time.
Boss was starting goalkeeper for a Charlotte team that finished in first place in USL-2 before losing in the league’s title game to the Cleveland City Stars. Boss led USL-2 in wins (11) and shutouts (9).
Fans who follow soccer AND football in the New York area will be interested to know that Boss is the brother of New York Giants tight end Kevin Boss (insert your ‘this is blackmail for letting the Red Bulls use Giants Stadium’ joke here).
Boss’ arrival leaves the Red Bulls with four goalkeepers and could force the club to release one of its current goalkeepers, most likely reserve goalkeeper Caleb Patterson-Sewell. The Red Bulls traded back-up goalkeeper Zack Thornton to Chivas USA last month and brought back goalkeeper Danny Cepero from a loan deal with Harrisburg of USL-2. Cepero is currently serving as the back-up to Conway.
The Red Bulls are still working on signing one or two more players before Monday’s deadline to make roster changes. Atlanta Silverbacks striker Mac Kandji remains the top target, while Crystal Palace Baltimore winger/forward Matt Mbuta is a strong possibility, particularly if the Red Bulls’ bid for Mbuta falls through.