Revolution - D.C. United preview

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Revolution - D.C. United preview

By Danny Picard
CSNNE.com Follow @dannypicard
The New England Revolution made it clear after Sunday nights 3-0 loss to the Philadelphia Union, that its time for everyone to start playing for their jobs.

In a quick turnaround, the Revs will try to back up their words on Wednesday night in Washington D.C. against D.C. United.

Frustration has reached a season-high after Sundays loss, which extended the Revolutions winless skid to nine games. New Englands last win came back on May 14. Since then, the Revs are 0-6-3, and according to everyone involved, the only way things are going to improve for the Eastern Conferences last-place team, is if they start playing with more heart.

The return of captain Shalrie Joseph to the lineup on Wednesday will also help. Joseph was suspended for Sundays match because of yellow-card accumulation.

As one player returns, another will sit out. Midfielder Benny Feilhaber will be suspended for Wednesday because of his ejection from Sundays game after he received a pair of yellow cards.

As for the injury report, Kevin Alston (hamstring), Zak Boggs (ankle), Ryan Cochrane (foot), and Chris Tierney (hamstring) were all listed as probable on Tuesday, while Kheli Dube (whiplash) was ruled out.

A day after the Revs 3-0 loss, Revs midfielder Ousmane Dabo announced his retirement from professional soccer. Dabo signed with the club on February 11, but made just three appearances due to injuries.

This is a very tough decision for me, and Im frustrated to have not been able to help the Revolution more, Dabo said. Ive had some physical issues that I havent been able to heal, so Ive decided to retire and release the club from my contract. I very much wish the New England Revolution all of the best and thank them for everything.

We know this was not easy for Ousmane, but we respect the decision he's made, Vice President of Player Personnel Michael Burns said. He is a true professional and provided leadership to our team this year when he was on the field. Hes had a terrific career, and we wish him all the best in whatever venture he chooses next.

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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.