Revs look for first road win in Utah

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Revs look for first road win in Utah

By Danny Picard
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The New England Revolution will return home for 13 days, following Mondays match in Utah against Real Salt Lake. Returning to New England will be welcomed with open arms, as the Revs enter their 4th of July match with a dismal 0-6-2 road record.But as previously stated, theres one more match away from home, and New England will be looking to snap a seven-game winless skid in the process.Real Salt Lake is 5-1-2 at home this season, and stands in fourth place in the Western Conference with a 7-3-5 overall record (26 points).If Real Salt Lake was in the Eastern Conference, their 26 points would be good for second place in the East, and just one point out of first.With no teamrunning away with the conference title, the Revolution sit a little easier in last place in the East. New England is 3-8-6 on the year, and their 15 points is just 12 points out of first place.Still, even talking about first place is a stretch when mentioning the Revolution as of late. They havent recorded a win since May 14, and have lost five of their last seven since, to go along with a pair of draws.The last time New England and Real Salt Lake met, it was April 9, and RSL came into Gillette Stadium and defeated the Revs 2-nil.Real Salt Lake also defeated New England in 2009 by a score of 6-0, and again in 2010 by a score of 5-0.You certainly remember, said Revs coach Steve Nicol, when asked about Real Salt Lakes previous wins over his squad. But what it should do, if youre any sort of professional, is it should motivate you to make sure it doesnt happen again.--Here is an injury report for Mondays match:PROBABLE: Stephen McCarthy (shoulder subluxation) QUESTIONABLE: Ousmane Dabo (quadriceps strain), Didier Domi (achilles tendonitis) OUT: Kheli Dube (whiplash)

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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.