Milton Caraglio has signed with Major League Soccer and will play with the Revolution as the team's first ever Designated Player.
Caraglio, an Argentine forward, has played for his hometown club, Rosario Central, since 2007. In 49 appearances in Argentina's top division, he scored 11 goals. The team was then relegated to the league's secondary division for the 201011 season.
West Ham United, then of the Premier League, gave Caraglio an extended trial in 2010, but he returned to Rosario Central.
The 22-year-old is expected to join his new team for training on Thursday, but will not be added to the roster officially until his International Transfer Certificate is received.
The Designated Player Rule allows teams to sign up to two players beyond the MLS salary cap. Caraglio will occupy one of the Revolution's eight international roster spots.
The New England Revolution have acquired defender Benjamin Angoua on loan from EA Guingamp for the 2017 MLS season with the option to transfer permanently following the season. Angoua will be added to the Revolution roster upon the receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and P-1 Visa.
“With Benjamin’s experience, adding him to the Revolution was an important step for our club this offseason,” Revolution GM Michael Burns said. “We began this offseason with the goal of bringing in veteran players who are ready to contribute right away, so we are very pleased to have Benjamin with us as we head to preseason training in Arizona.”
Angoua, 30, has made a combined 309 appearances across all competitions in France, Hungary, and the Ivory Coast, recording five goals and two assists from the backline. He joins the Revolution after more than two seasons with EA Guingamp (2014-17) and previously played for FC Valenciennes (2010-14), both in France’s top-flight Ligue 1. An experienced defender, Angoua has registered 152 appearances, including 138 starts, in Ligue 1 competition since 2010.
The 6-foot, 160-pound Ivorian international also played with Budapest Honvéd (2006-10) in Hungary’s OTP Bank Liga, and Africa Sports (2004-06) in the Ivory Coast Ligue 1. Angoua has additional experience competing in the UEFA Europa League with both Guingamp and Budapest Honvéd.
At the international level, the Anyama native has recorded 17 caps and registered one goal for the Ivory Coast national team.