Joseph salvages tie for Revs on penalty kick, 2-2

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Joseph salvages tie for Revs on penalty kick, 2-2

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- Shalrie Joseph scored on a penalty kick in the 90th minute as the New England Revolution salvaged a 2-2 draw with the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night.

Benny Feilhaber scored in the 25th minute for New England (4-9-8), which kept Colorado frustrated most of the game.

Caleb Folan scored on a penalty kick in the 65th minute to tie the score and Kosuke Kimura gave Colorado (7-6-10) the lead in the 82nd with a kick from midfield that bounced over the head of New England goalkeeper Matt Reis.

The Rapids are 3-0-5 against the Revolution since last losing to New England in 2007. Colorado hasn't lost at home in the series since June 15, 2002, and is 6-0-4 over that span.

The two teams played to a scoreless tie on May 7.

Feilhaber's goal was the only shot the Revolution had in the first half. Kevin Alston made a long inbounds pass to Stephen McCarthy right in front of the crease. McCarthy sent a header back to Feilhaber in the slot, who ripped a shot just under the cross bar.

Colorado had two shots in the opening half, the first by Kimura in the second minute.

The Revolution double and triple teamed Sanna Nyassi to keep him in check. Nyassi broke free momentarily to get a shot off in the 30th minute only to have Reis deflect the shot past the right post.

Brian Mullan missed a wide open net that would have tied the game for the Rapids in the 44th minute.

New England had the game in control when the Rapids were awarded a penalty that Folan converted, sending a shot into the middle of the back netting past the spot vacated by Reis in the 65th minute.

New England defender Chris Tierney received a red card ejection after the call for disputing the penalty.

Playing a man short, the Revolution had a scoring chance in the 76th minute. Joseph had his shot from inside the box blocked before it reached Matt Pickens.

Then Kimura sent a harmless kick from midfielder that Reis came up to catch. Instead, the ball bounded high over Ries and into the goal to give Colorado a 2-1 lead.

But New England put pressure on the Colorado defense in the last three minutes. They were awarded a penalty kick and Joseph easily beat goalkeeper Pickens on the kick.

Revolution acquire defender Benjamin Angoua

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Revolution acquire defender Benjamin Angoua

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.