Special to CSNNE.com
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The New England Revolution completed their 11-day preseason trip here by defeating FC Dallas, 1-0, Wednesday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
The Revolution went into Wednesdays game without starters Shalrie Joseph and Kevin Alston after the pair was sent back to New England because of disciplinary reasons. The Revs were also missing Marko Perovic (tight right adductor).
Sainey Nyassi scored the game's only goal in the 10th minute. Second-year forward Zack Schilawski controlled the ball in the middle field and sprayed it wide right to Nyassi, who burst past his defender before driving a shot inside the far post, off the fingertips of sprawling FC Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz.
The Revs were 3-0, with all three victories coming via shutout, in Orlando. They will return home briefly before departing for Kennesaw, GA, where they'll train from March 3-13. They will play the Columbus Crew on March 6 and March 9, and the Houston Dynamo on March 13.
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.