FOXBORO -- Kelyn Rowe and Benny Feilhaber quickly turned a scoreless game into a 2-0 New England Revolution lead in the second half on Saturday night, as each scored four minutes apart, which was good enough to give the Revs a 2-0 win over the Chicago Fire at Gillette Stadium.
Rowe's goal put New England (5-7-1) up 1-0 in the 69th minute, after he caught a perfect pass from Feilhaber up the middle of the field, and knocked it into the low-right corner of the net with the outside of his right foot, from the top of the box.
Feilhaber then finished a nice give-and-go with Rowe in the 73rd minute, as he came streaking down the right sideline after making a touch-pass to Rowe, who quickly sent it back down to a wide-open Feilhaber for the goal.
That would be all the Revs needed on this night, as they picked up their fifth win of the season.
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.