Revolution still looking for scoring touch

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Revolution still looking for scoring touch

By Danny Picard
CSNNE.com Follow @dannypicard
BOSTON The New England Revolution will be looking to score their first goal since May 21 on Friday night at Red Bull Arena as they travel to New York to take on the Red Bulls.

New England has lost three consecutive MLS matches, with its latest being a 1-0 loss in Dallas on Saturday. Coming with those losses has been the inability to put the ball in the back of the net, something the Revolution have done only twice in their last six games.

This week at practice, the Revs once again focused on possession. They just hope that this time, the work carries over onto the scoreboard Friday night.

Weve been trying to concentrate on possession a lot this week, said Revolution coach Steve Nicol. Not anymore than we normally do, but just trying to emphasize that if we do possess it, then we will create chances.

Those possessions and chances will once again come without midfielder Benny Feilhaber, who will most likely miss a couple more weeks after spraining his right ankle. It continues to be a tough loss, considering that forward Marko Perovic is now out for the season after knee surgery.

The Red Bulls wont have their complete roster on Friday night, either.

Juan Agudelo (United States), Dwayne De Rosario (Canada), Rafa Marquez (Mexico), Tim Ream (United States), and Dane Richards (Jamaica) are all currently playing for their national teams in the 2011 Gold Cup.

It should give the Revs a little more confidence going into Fridays game with the Red Bulls, who are in second-place in the Eastern Conference with 19 points. The Revs have 13 points, which puts them in sixth place in the East.

The Revolution made a few roster moves prior to Fridays game, waiving midfielder Michael Augustine on Wednesday, and signing midfielder Ryan Guy from Irelands Saint Patricks Athletic on Thursday.

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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.