FOXBORO -- The New England Revolution traded midfielder Benny Feilhaber to Sporting Kansas City Tuesday in exchange for allocation money and Sporting KCs natural first-round pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft and its natural second-round pick in the 2015 SuperDraft.Feilhaber, 27, made 52 appearances since joining the Revolution in April 2011 through Major League Soccers Allocation process. He made 46 starts, scoring five goals and adding nine assists, including four goals and seven assists in his 23-game 2011 campaign. Prior to joining the Revolution, Feilhaber played six seasons in Europe, including stints with Hamburg (Germanys Bundesliga), Derby County (Englands Premier League) and AGF Aarhus (Denmarks SuperLiga).We've been working on several options with Benny for a few months and we feel this trade with Kansas City is the most beneficial outcome for the Revs, Revolution General Manager Michael Burns said. This move allows us greater roster flexibility in both 2013 and beyond.Feilhaber a fixture with the U.S. National Team under former head coach Bob Bradley has made 39 appearances with the national team, including call-ups to the 2010 FIFA World Cup and 2008 Olympic squads. He has scored two goals with the national team, including the game-winning strike against Mexico in the championship match of the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup. His last appearance with the national team came on Jan. 21, 2012, when he started against Venezuela in Phoenix for current head coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
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.