United's Boskovic to play for Montenegro national team

CAA to take questions for football coaches conference via Twitter

August 27, 2010|By Sports Digest

Boskovic to play for Montenegro national team

D.C. United announced Thursday that midfielder Branko Boskovic has been called to the Montenegro national team for two Euro 2012 qualifying matches. Boskovic will represent his country Sept. 3 against Wales and Sept. 7 at Bulgaria. His side will compete in the qualifying as part of group G, along with Bulgaria, England, Switzerland and Wales. Boskovic will be available for United's match at Chivas USA on Sunday and will return to United prior to the Sept. 11 match at Toronto FC.

More United: Three venues have been named as potential sites for the 2010 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final: Qwest Field in Seattle, RFK Stadium in Washington and The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Should United defeat Columbus in the first semifinal, it would either host Chivas USA at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at RFK Stadium or travel to Qwest Field to face Seattle Sounders FC on Oct.5 at 11 p.m. The final will be televised live by Fox Soccer Channel. D.C. United is set to host the Crew on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. United began its title quest this year with play-in victories against MLS rivals FC Dallas and Real Salt Lake, recording 4-2 and 2-1 victories, respectively, to earn third-round entry into the Open Cup field. The team has also beaten the Richmond Kickers (USL-2), 2-0, and the Harrisburg City Islanders (USL-2), 2-0, to reach the semifinal stage in this year's event. … Midfielder Conor Shanosky has been recalled to the United States Under-20 side to take part in the Cuadrangular Internacional in Arequipa, Peru, against top South American clubs, including the U-20 sides from Paraguay, Colombia and the host nation, from Sept. 1 through Sept. 13.

CAA to take questions for coaches conference via Twitter

In addition to the numerous questions asked by media representatives each week during the Colonial Athletic Association's weekly football coaches teleconference, the league plans to include a handful of fan questions submitted through Twitter. Each of the 10 CAA football coaches will take part in a 10-minute teleconference segment with the media each Monday, beginning Aug. 30. The live call is only open to accredited media members, but the audio from each coaches' segment is archived on The CAA Football Pressbox via CAASports.com after the call. CAA football fans are encouraged to submit their questions via @reply on Twitter, specific to one of the league's 10 head coaches by 8 a.m. each Monday. The league will select the questions for use prior to the call each week. If time allows during a coaches' segment, the Twitter question will be announced accordingly and posed to the specific coach. The only way to submit a Twitter question is by following CAA football on Twitter at twitter.com/The_CAAFootball.

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