If the New England Revolution's hot start to the season (1-0-1, 4 pts.) isn't enough to get you down to Foxboro, perhaps the next bit of news is.
The Revs announced today that they will face English powerhouse Manchester United at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday, July 13.
The friendly is part of the 2011 World Football Challenge, which features teams from the MLS and some of the best teams in the world. Man U's stop in New England is one of a few that they make, including one against the MLS All-Star's.
We're very pleased to invite Manchester United to Gillette Stadium to play the Revolution, Revolution InvestorOperator Jonathan A. Kraft said. Man U is one of the biggest names in the sports world. Not only is this a great opportunity for Revolution and New England soccer fans to see a world power in person, but it's also a tremendous opportunity for all sports fans in New England to witness such a major and memorable event."
Revs season ticket holders will have the first crack at the tickets, as they go on sale for them starting on Monday, April 4.
Multiple game packages, including the Man U game, go on sale to the public on Tuesday, April 12.
Individual tickets to the match start at 50 and will go on sale to the public on Saturday, April 23.
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.