Revs' Tierney calls out teammates' efforts in loss

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Revs' Tierney calls out teammates' efforts in loss

FOXBORO -- Chris Tierney is one of the leaders in the New England Revolution locker room.

As to how much the rest of the team listens to him, we'll soon find out.

Following Sunday night's 1-0 loss to the Montreal Impact at Gillette Stadium, Tierney called out the effort of his teammates, in an attempt to wake up a Revolution club that is now winless in its last six games.

"We've got to shake it up a little bit," said Tierney. "I think guys have gotten comfortable in playing and expecting their spot in the lineup. At this level, you have to earn it.

"I think there's a lot of guys who are good players and can contribute, and can at least give 110-percent," said Tierney. "And I think Jay will obviously get those guys on the field."

Sanna Nyassi took advantage of a Revolution mishap in their own end of the field, and he took it all the way down the middle of the pitch by himself, finishing it off by tapping the ball through A.J. Soares' legs and kicking a bullet into the top-right corner of the net, in the 61st minute.

That would be all Montreal needed. Combined with two shots that hit the post, and an Impact hand ball that wasn't called, the Revs couldn't get any breaks on Sunday night.

"It's just heartbreaking and disappointing, not good enough," said Revolution coach Jay Heaps. "So, we can't get over it. We're struggling to find a way a little bit. It's just a really bad loss at home.

"As the game settled in a little bit, we had our chances," later added Heaps. "Hit the cross bar and hit the post. No penalty called on the hand ball, which was clear as day. Unfortunately, I'm here talking about the disappointing loss."

Still, Tierney's post game comments said it all. And perhaps, it was the message the Revolution need to hear, in order to turn things around.

"Unless all of us are 110-percent committed, were not going to win," said Tierney. "I don't know if enough of that fight was there for us. And there were some other factors too. A couple calls that didn't go our way, and a couple bounces that hit the post a couple times.

"So, it's bad luck. But you make your own luck."

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.