FOXBOROUGH, Mass. The New England Revolution signed three of the clubs 2011 draft selections, inking deals with forwardmidfielder Ryan Kinne, forward Alan Koger and midfielder Andrew Sousa.
Kinne and Koger were 2011 MLS SuperDraft picks, while Sousa was one of the teams selections in the 2011 Supplemental Draft. Terms of their deals were not released.
We believe weve added three players in Ryan, Alan and Andrew who will have promising careers, Revolution Vice President of Player Personnel Michael Burns said in a statement. They put in a great effort during preseason to earn roster spots and all three are will provide us depth in the attack.
Kinne, 21, was a NSCAA All-American and Northeast Conference player of the year in both his junior and senior seasons at Monmouth. In 77 career games, he scored 35 goals. He was a third round selection(42nd overall) in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.
Koger, 23, scored 10 goals in 22 matches at William and Mary. He, too, was a third round pick (54th overall) in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.
Sousa, 21, scored seven goals and added six assists in three seasons at Providence after playing one season at Limestone College (S.C.). A Fall River native, he played his high school soccer at B.M.C. Durfee High School. New England selected Sousa in the third round (42nd overall) of the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft.
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.