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January 27, 2017
Revolution announce loan deal for central defender Benjamin Angoua

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Revolution’s rebuilding of their central defense continued with the acquisition of Benjamin Angoua on loan from En Avant Guingamp, the team announced Friday.

“With Benjamin’s experience, adding him to the Revolution was an important step for our club this offseason,” Revolution general manager 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 scored five goals in 309 club appearances in France, Hungary and the Ivory Coast. Angoua played for the Ivory Coast national team from 2009-13, and was an unused substitute in the 2010 World Cup. Angoua made 152 Ligue 1 appearances (138 starts) for FC Valenciennes (2010-14) and Guingamp.

Angoua also played with Budapest Honvéd (2006-10) in Hungary’s OTP Bank Liga and Africa Sports (2004-06) in the Côte d'Ivoire Ligue 1. Angoua competed in the UEFA Europa League with Guingamp and Budapest Honvéd.

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