All Whites defender Michael Boxall extends contract with Minnesota United

New Zealand international Michael Boxall has survived a roster shake-up at Major League Soccer’s Minnesota United, with the club extending his professional contract.

Boxall (35) was one of five players whose contract options were exercised, while United declined options for eight more, and farewelled three others who were out of contract.

Minnesota United cut ties with long-time coach Adrian Heath and are undergoing a series of squad and staff changes after finishing 11th in the Western Conference of the MLS.

Boxall, capped 47 times for the All Whites, joined Minnesota United in 2017 and has played 180 games for the club, the most by any player.

After playing his youth football for Three Kings United and school football for Mt Albert Grammar, he played senior football for Ellerslie, Central United and Auckland City.

Since 2011, Boxall has spent most of his career in Canada and the United States.

He played for the Wellington Phoenix in 2013-15.

This story was first published in December 2023.

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