Atlanta United acquires Bobby Boswell from D.C. United

Atlanta United announced today it has acquired defender Bobby Boswell from D.C. United in exchange for a 3rd Round Draft Pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft.

“Bobby’s significant MLS experience and proven leadership will be a huge contribution, both on and off the field, as we make a push for the playoffs,” said Atlanta United technical director Carlos Bocanegra.

Boswell, 34, has 365 career MLS appearances and 360 starts between two stints with D.C. United and Houston Dynamo. In his 12-year career, Boswell has only missed MLS Cup Playoffs one time. He’s a two-time MLS Best XI selection (2006 and 2014), two-time Supporters’ Shield winner (2006 and 2007) and was the 2006 MLS Defender of the Year. He’s also appeared in two MLS Cups with Houston in 2011 and 2012. Internationally, Boswell has made three appearances for the U.S. Men’s National Team.

This season, Boswell has started 10 games and has scored one goal. He’s been with D.C. United since the 2014 season where he was picked up in the Re-Entry Draft from Houston Dynamo. Prior to that, he anchored Houston’s defense from 2008-2013, helping the Dynamo reach MLS Cup Playoffs in five of those seasons. Before Houston, Boswell started his career with D.C. United in 2005 despite not being selected in that year’s MLS SuperDraft. In three seasons during his first stint with D.C. United, they won two Supporters’ Shields and one Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Atlanta United (10-7-5, 35 points) returns to action on Wednesday, Aug. 23 to face Boswell’s former team, D.C. United. Kickoff from RFK Stadium is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and will be televised on FOX Sports South.

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