Revs rally for 2-2 draw with Seattle

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Revs rally for 2-2 draw with Seattle

FOXBORO -- After jumping out to an early 1-0 lead, the New England Revolution allowed two first-half goals from Seattle's Eddie Johnson, and it looked as if the Sounders were going to hold on.

That was until Diego Fagundez put home a header in the 94th minute to tie the game at 2-2 and get the Revs a point in a 2-2 draw on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium.

New England got a 94th-minute goal last weekend to force a 2-2 draw in Toronto, and the Revolution were able to do it once again.

Saer Sene had his fair share of missed opportunities on Saturday night, but he also had New England's only goal. Sene finished a Blake Brettschneider pass out front in the 12th minute for an easy finish, putting the Revs up 1-0.

But Johnson tied the game in the 23rd minute on a header from the right post, and he then gave Seattle a 2-1 lead in the 36th minute.

Fagundez helped the Revs salvage a point after receiving a nice aerial pass from Fernando Cardenas in the final seconds of stoppage time.

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.