FanShot

D.C. United’s Branko Boskovic vents about being removed early in second half of MLS match

D.C. United midfielder Branko Boskovic expressed frustration about being taken out inside of sixty minutes during United's shaky win against the New England Revolution: 'The season is [almost] over and they say I am still not fit," Boskovic said. "What can I say? I feel good. Maybe I look like I am not ready, but that’s how I look, that’s how I play, that is my style, that is how I run. I can’t change how I am. It’s a little bit stupid to say I am not fit but the season is over. When am I going to be ready if I am not now ready? Maybe this league too strong for me, I don’t know.' Although the propensity might be to freak out and put too much stock into Branko calling Benny's decision stupid and throwing up his hands to say that he isn't strong enough for this league, personally, I think these sound more like comments of extreme frustration than anything serious. Branko went on: 'Asked if he was upset about being removed, Boskovic said: "Yes, of course, because everybody is upset when they go out or sit on the bench. I am not angry, I respect the decision, it’s good for us because the guy who comes in scores the goal, it’s beautiful, it’s good. But like I say, if I am not ready not, when am I going to be? Maybe if I have 90 minutes in two or three games, it will be better. Practice is one thing, but games are something different."' Honestly, I was standing on a platform yelling at the crowd for most of the time that Branko was on the pitch on Saturday night. Anybody care to weigh in on who was right, the Maestro or the General? Beyond who was right, I really can't see this doing anything but lighting a fire under Bosko to work even harder. He's said that he's staying here through any WC Qualifiers and wants to focus on taking this team all the way. I'm a Bosko-believer and love him for it, but obviously reasonable folks can disagree. Your thoughts?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Black And Red United

You must be a member of Black And Red United to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Black And Red United. You should read them.

Join Black And Red United

You must be a member of Black And Red United to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Black And Red United. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker