Toronto snaps Revs streak

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Toronto snaps Revs streak

FOXBORO -- The New England Revolution suffered their first loss since May 26, on Saturday night, falling 1-0 to Toronto FC.

Toronto got an early goal from midfielder Luis Silva in the eighth minute, as he took advantage of a quick give-and-go at the top of the box, took two steps with the ball down the middle, and beat Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth to the low-right corner.

It looked as though the Revs tied the game in the 84th minute, but Shalrie Joseph's hand is what put the ball into the net as he crashed the left post following a corner kick. It was ruled no goal, and New England's five game unbeaten streak was snapped.

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.