Revs look to remain unbeaten on homestand

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Revs look to remain unbeaten on homestand

BOSTON -- Don't look now, but the New England Revolution haven't lost since May 26. And they look to win their second straight match on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium against Toronto FC, marking their final game of a three-game home stand.

The Revs are coming off a 2-0 win over the New York Red Bulls last weekend, and have now gone five games without losing.

All of that has put New England in sixth place in the Eastern Conference (out of 10) with 22 points and a 6-7-4 record. Based on records, the Revolution should be able to take care of Toronto on Saturday night and extend their league-leading unbeaten streak.

Toronto enters Saturday's match at Gillette Stadium as the last place team in the East, with 13 points and a 3-11-4 record. Its 13 points is the lowest in the entire MLS, and its three wins ties with the Western Conference's FC Dallas for lowest win total in the league.

Also going for New England on Saturday is that it has only lost one game, out of nine, at home this season. As for Toronto, it only has one win in nine road games this season.

The Revs don't have any major injuries entering Saturday's match. They'll be without Alec Purdie (ankle), while Jose Moreno (ankle) and Zak Boggs (ankle) are listed as questionable. Tim Murray (knee) is probable, as of Friday.

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.