FRISCO, Texas Ugo Ihemelu scored in extra time to lift FC Dallas to a 1-0 win over the New England Revolution on Thursday night.
Ihemelu scored from inside the top left corner of the box in the 95th minute, taking a nice setup from Zach Loyd on a free kick from 25 yards out and heading it into the right corner.
The win snapped a three-game winless streak for FC Dallas (2-2-1), while New England (2-3-0) failed to win three straight games for the first time since August 2009.Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman finished with three saves.
New England keeper Matt Reis made two stops in the final 10 minutes, stopping a close-range shot from Fabian Castillo in the 91st minute and leaping to punch away Brek Sheas right-footed volley from the top of the penalty box in the 87th. Reis finished with five saves.
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.