Revolution head to Montreal

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Revolution head to Montreal

After three straight games at Gillette Stadium, the New England Revolution begin a three-game road trip tonight in Montreal against the Impact.

The Revs went 1-1-1 on that three-game home stand, and enter Wednesday night's match coming off a tough 1-0 loss to the worst team in the MLS, Toronto FC.

Montreal isn't as bad a club as Toronto, but it's close. The Impact are in eighth place in the Eastern Conference with 21 points. Still, the Revolution aren't that far ahead of them. They have only 22 points, and each club has only six wins.

The road hasn't been too kind to New England, who enter Montreal with a 1-6-1 record away from Gillette Stadium. It marks the first time the two teams will meet, as Montreal is amidst its first season in the league.

Revs defender Stephen McCarthy is listed on the team's injury report as "questionable" after a collision on Saturday night has caused concussion-like symptoms.

Alec Purdie has been ruled out, and Jose Moreno and Zak Boggs are listed as probable.

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.