Football: All Whites defender Michael Boxall extends stay at Major League Soccer's Minnesota United

New Zealand footballer Michael Boxall is extending his stay at MLS club Minnesota United.

The All Whites defender has agreed to a contract extension that runs through the 2023 season. Financial terms were not disclosed by the team.

Boxall, 33, said he feels very much at home with the club after spending parts of five seasons with Minnesota United.

"Very happy to commit the next couple of years here - I've really enjoyed my time here," Boxall said. 

"I'm delighted that [my daughter] Maxwell has given me permission to stay here for a couple more years. 

"Already the family makes so many sacrifices with my schedule and moving countries once or twice before, so now that the little ones are in school, with a good circle of friends, I want to affect them as little as possible. 

"Happy to be setting deeper roots here for a couple more years."

Boxall has played 32 games for the All Whites -he was named in the Tokyo Olympic squad but didn't travel because of injury.