The New England Revolution announced Thursday that they have signed central defender Otto Loewy to the team.
Loewy, a native or Liberia, is a U.S. permanent resident and will count as a domestic player on the roster. That's important because it enables the Revs to still sign players who are from outside the United States.
Loewy played four seasons at Wintrhop University, starting in 79 games. He earned all-region honors as a senior in 2008 but suffered a leg injury in his final collegiate game, preventing him from participating in the 2010 MLS Combine.
Otto performed well during his trial with us in Georgia, Revolution Vice President of Player Personnel Michael Burns said. Hes a strong player and will provide added depth along our backline this season.
He's set to join the team sometime next week.
The Revs (1-0-1, 4 pts.) host the expansion Portland Timbers this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Gillette Stadium. Follow the action on Comcast SportsNet New England and CSNNE.com.
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.