Revs look to finish June unbeaten

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Revs look to finish June unbeaten

The New England Revolution haven't lost a game in June, and they look to finish the month unbeaten on Saturday night as they host Seattle Sounders FC at Gillette Stadium.

It will mark the first of a three-game home stand for the Revolution, as they enter the game coming off a dramatic come-from-behind 2-2 draw in Toronto last weekend.

The Revs are in seventh place in the Eastern Conference (out of 10) with 18 points on a 5-7-3 record. They haven't lost since May 26, and are 4-1-2 at home this season.

Meanwhile the Sounders enter Saturday night's match in fourth place in the Western Conference (out of nine) on a 7-5-4 record. Seattle began the season 7-1-1, but is winless in its last seven matches, going 0-4-3.

New England will try to keep Seattle's winless skid alive at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, and they'll do so with their captain returning.

Shalrie Joseph missed last weekend's match with a right adductor injury, but he'll be available on Saturday against Seattle. Also available for the Revs will be Sainey Nyassi, who will be available for the first time this season, after being activated from the disabled list this week.

Jose Moreno (ankle) remains out, and Kevin Alston (hamstring) will join him on the sideline.

The Sounders will be without Freddy Montero (suspension), starting goalkeeper Michael Gspurning (hip), and David Estrada (foot).

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.