The New England Revolution get back to work on Saturday night, following a scoreless draw last weekend at home against the Columbus Crew.
They'll travel to Canada to take on Toronto FC, the last-place team in the Eastern Conference.
Toronto has the least amount of points in the MLS, with just four, on a 1-10-1 record. The Revs, meanwhile, enter Saturday's match as the seventh-place team in the East (out of 10), with 17 points, on a 5-7-2 record.
Unfortunately for New England, it is winless with an 0-2-3 record at BMO Field. It's one of only two MLS venues in which the Revolution have visited five times without a win.
If they want to break that streak on Saturday night in Toronto, the Revs will have to do it without their captain, Shalrie Joseph, who will miss the game with an adductor strain that he suffered last weekend against Columbus.
Also out for Saturday's match is forward Jose Moreno, who left last weekend's game against the Crew with a sprained left ankle.
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.