FOXBORO Comcast SportsNet New England will televise the New England Revolutions final preseason match against the Houston Dynamo on Sunday, March 13. The game will be carried live at 3 p.m.
Sundays match is the final tune-up before the 2011 Major League Soccer season opener on Sunday, March 20, in Carson, Calif. The Dynamo match will be played at the Kennesaw State University Soccer Stadium in Kennesaw, Ga., and it is the final match of the inaugural Atlanta MLS Challenge.
The Revs are 4-0-0 in their first four preseason games, and will face the Columbus Crew on Wednesday before Sundays preseason finale. New England has outscored its exhibition opponents by a 7-1 margin.
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.