Terry Boss

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Terry Boss
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Personal information
Full name Terence Boss
Date of birth (1981-09-01) September 1, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Philomath, Oregon, United States
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
2000–2004 Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003 Cascade Surge 9 (0)
2004 Vermont Voltage 2 (0)
2004 Fort Wayne Fever 2 (0)
2005 Charlotte Eagles 2 (0)
2006–2007 Puerto Rico Islanders 2 (0)
2007–2008 Charlotte Eagles 20 (0)
2008–2009 New York Red Bulls 0 (0)
2009–2011 Seattle Sounders FC 1 (0)
Total 38 (0)
National team
2008–2011 Puerto Rico 7 (0)
Teams managed
2012 Tulsa Golden Hurricane (assistant)
2013 Oregon State Beavers (assistant)
2014– Virginia Cavaliers (goalkeeper)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Terrence "Terry" Boss (born September 1, 1981 in Philomath, Oregon) is a former American-born Puerto Rican international soccer goalkeeper.


College and Amateur[edit]

Boss played college soccer for the University of Tulsa from 2000–2004, starting 20 games, and also featured for Cascade Surge, Vermont Voltage and Fort Wayne Fever in the USL Premier Development League.


Boss began his professional career in 2005 season with Charlotte Eagles in the USL Second Division. In 2006 he moved to the Puerto Rico Islanders in the USL First Division, serving as the club's backup goalkeeper. In 2008 Boss returned to Charlotte and was the starting goalkeeper for a team that finished in first place in USL2, before losing in the league's title game to the Cleveland City Stars. He led USL-2 in wins (11) and shutouts (9). He was named the USL2's Goalkeeper of the Year for 2008.

Boss signed with the New York Red Bulls on September 15, 2008, but suffered a torn posterior cruciate ligament as the team was preparing for its playoff run, and never played for the team. He was waived by New York on May 27, 2009.

On June 26, 2009, Boss signed with Seattle Sounders FC.[1] Boss made his Sounders FC debut against Chelsea in a friendly. He played the whole second half and made a few good saves.

He made his MLS debut on April 22, 2010 in the Sounders' game against FC Dallas as a second-half substitute for an injured Kasey Keller.[2]

On November 30, 2011, Boss was forced to retire due to a history of concussions.[3]


Boss's stay with the Puerto Rico Islanders helped him to qualify to play for the Puerto Rico national football team. Boss earned a shutout in his first international cap for Puerto Rico in a 1–0 victory over the Dominican Republic in a World Cup Qualifier in March 2008.


Charlotte Eagles[edit]

Seattle Sounders FC[edit]


Boss is the brother of Kansas City Chiefs tight end Kevin Boss.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Seattle Times Staff (2009-06-26). "Sounders FC signs goalkeeper Terry Boss". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2009-06-27. 
  2. ^ http://www.mlssoccer.com/matchcenter/2010-04-22-fc-dallas-v-seattle-sounders
  3. ^ "Sounder Terry Boss told by doctors to retire due to concussion history". Seattle Times. 30 November 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 

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