Revs' Joseph, Alston make MLS All-Star team

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Revs' Joseph, Alston make MLS All-Star team

It was announced on Monday that New England Revolution midfielder Shalrie Joseph and defender KevinAlston were selected by coach Bruce Arena for the 2010 MLS All-Star team.

Joseph and Alston were two of the 11 coach's selections for the MLS team that will face off against European power Manchester United in Houston on July 28.

The coach's picks will join the First XI, which were previously announced, as well as two selections by MLS commissioner Don Garbers to create the 23-man roster for the match against Manchester United.

This is Josephs seventh all-star selection and Alston's first.

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.