Red Bulls sign USL's Boss and Kandji
Red Bull New York announced the signing of goalkeeper Terry Boss and 23-year-old Senagalese forward Macoumba Kandji Monday to a senior contract. Per club and MLS regulations, specific terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"Terry has been training with us over the past few weeks and we were impressed with what he brings to the table," said sporting director Jeff Agoos. "We want take the remainder of the season to evaluate him as an option for next year."
Boss, who is the older brother of Kevin Boss, a tight end for the New York Giants, has been capped three times by the Puerto Rican national team.
Boss, 27, was most recently with the Charlotte Eagles of the United Soccer Leagues' Second Division between 2007-08. Boss was the USL-2 Goalkeeper of the Year, leading Charlotte to a USL-2 Regular Season Championship and the USL-2 championship match, posting a 0.691 goals against average and recording nine shutouts.
Kandji has joined the Red Bulls on loan from the Atlanta Silverbacks until the end of the 2008 MLS season. Kandji passed a physical on Monday and will be added to the Red Bulls' roster, occupying an international roster spot. The League will have the option to transfer his rights permanently to the Red Bulls on or before Dec. 15, 2008.
"We're pleased to sign Mac," said Sporting Director Jeff Agoos. "We think that his athleticism and his ability to score goals will make him an immediate contributor to our team as we make a push into the playoffs."
A Silverback for the past two seasons, Kandji appeared in 21 matches this year, scoring 11 goals and five assists.