Revolution-Sounders preview

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Revolution-Sounders preview

By Danny Picard
CSNNE.com Follow @dannypicard
FOXBORO The New England Revolution know what lies ahead.

They realize that five of their next six games are on the road. And theyre well aware that theyre 0-5-2 away from Gillette Stadium this season.

The Revolution look to pick up their first road win of the season on Sunday afternoon in Seattle, against the Western Conferences second-place Sounders FC, after having seven days off.

The Sounders have 28 points this season, with a 7-4-7 record, while the Revs are in seventh place in the Eastern Conference with only 15 points, and a 3-7-6 record.

While New England is winless in its last six games with two draws and four losses, Seattle hasnt lost since May 25, and is 3-0-2 in its last five matches. In order for the Revs to break their own skid and the Sounders streak, theyre going to have to put the ball in the net, which was once again the main focus at practice all week.

New England coach Steve Nicol believes his teams desperation to score goals and get a win will eventually work in their favor.

I think anybodys whos been here the last few games, can see that the effort and the commitment and attitude is spot on, said Nicol. Everybodys left it on the field by the
end of the game. So I think that tells you all you need to know about the psyche of the team. Everybodys desperate to do well, and were putting everything into it.

-- Heres a look at New Englands latest injury report, as of Friday:

-- PROBABLE:
Ryan Cochrane (L hamstring strain)
Benny Feilhaber (R ankle sprain)

-- QUESTIONABLE:
Ousmane Dabo (R quadriceps strain)
Alan Koger (L Ankle Contusion)

-- DOUBTFUL:
Chris Tierney (L foot contusion)

-- OUT:
Didier Domi (R Achilles tendonitis)
Kheli Dube (whiplash)
Stephen McCarthy (L Shoulder Subluxation)
Marko Perovic (L knee surgery)

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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.