FOXBOROUGH, Mass -- Hundreds of soccer players from all over the region will be in action on Sunday, July 8, when MLS Futbolito, the official 4-v-4 tournament of Major League Soccer, returns to the New England area. The New England Revolution will host MLS Futbolito, presented by MetroPCS, Major League Soccer's mulicultural grassroots initiative at Gillette Stadium.
MLS Futbolito is the largest touring multicultural event hosted by a U.S. professional sports league, and is a series of full-day events targeting the League's multicultural fan base.
Registration for the event is currently open at MLSFutbolito.com. Complete tournament rules and information are also available at the web site. Those interested participants with questions can call tollfree at 1-888-MLS-FUTBOLITO.
The entrance fee is 150 per team for those competing in the Adult Premier Division, and 120 per team for all other participants. The 4-v-4 tournament is open to players fo all ages, abilities, and affiliations. Team rosters can consist of up to seven players.
The teams' entry fees also include tickets to the Revolution's match against New York at 7 p.m., on Sunday, July 8.
For more information about Futbolito, visited MLSFutbolito.com. For more information about the New England Revolution, visit revolutionsoccer.net
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.