The first of the MLS roster freeze deadline deals are starting to trickle in and the first two involve the Red Bulls and D.C. United.
The Red Bulls have officially announced the acquisition of goalkeeper Terry Boss from the USL-2 Charlotte Eagles. The brother of New York Giants tight end Kevin Boss, Terry Boss is also a Puerto Rican national team goalkeeper (he previously played for the Puerto Rico Islanders).
D.C. United added defender Ryan Miller, signing the 2008 3rd round pick with the Columbus Crew to a developmental contract.
Boss, who has been signed to a senior contract, is expected to challenge Danny Cepero and Caleb Patterson-Sewell for the No. 2 goalkeeper job for the Red Bulls both now and for the 2009 season. From what I am hearing, the Red Bulls are not sold on Cepero being the future No. 2 goalkeeper and being able to push Jon Conway.
Those of you wondering why Boss was signed to a senior contract should note that he is 27, thus too old to fill a developmental slot.
Miller joins fellow D.C. newcomers Ibrahim Koroma, Thabiso Khumalo and Greg Janicki, who all joined the club last week.