Moments before entering the field of play, substitutes off of D.C. United’s bench receive a brief series of last instructions. With Head Coach Ben Olsen presiding over on-field activities, assistants Pat Onstad and Chad Ashton are usually left to deliver the all-important final message.
That message was crystal clear in the final quarter-hour of Saturday’s 1-0 win over Philadelphia: HOLD THE BALL.
Boskovic’s effort in a central role was particularly impactful. The Montenegrin picked up his third assist in as many outings while completing all eleven of the passes he attempted during an 18-minute stint.