FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - It's a saaaaaaaaaave!
New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis took home the MLS Save of the Week award for Week 20, the league announced today.
Reis sprawling one-handed save in a 0-0 draw on the road against Sporting Kansas City last Saturday earned just over 45 percent of all fan voting.
Reis made the award-winning save in the 52nd minute last Saturday, July 21, at Sporting Kansas City. With his momentum going to his left, Reis recovered and dove back across the goal to his right to stop Jacob Petersons headed shot.
Reis save of the week is his first and the first for the Revs in 2012. Its also the clubs first weekly save honor since Week 7 of the 2011 season when Bobby Shuttleworth won for a double save at Chivas USA.
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.