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New England Revolution sign veteran midfielder Emmanuel Boateng

Emmanuel Boateng - Columbus Crew SC - Dribbling


The New England Revolution have signed veteran free agent midfielder Emmanuel Boateng, the club announced Thursday.

The move reunites Boateng with Bruce Arena, the coach he played under as a member of the LA Galaxy during his first stint in MLS. Boateng made 108 appearances for the Galaxy from 2016-2019, scoring nine goals and dishing out 13 assists.

During his time with the Galaxy, Boateng also played under current Revs technical director Curt Onalfo, who coached the Galaxy following Arena's departure to the US men's national team in 2017. 

The 26-year-old winger was traded to D.C. United in 2019, where he made three appearances, before joining Columbus Crew SC via another trade. Boateng made 10 regular-season and two postseason appearances during the Crew's 2020 MLS Cup-winning season.

“Ema Boateng is an experienced left-footed attacking player with very good pace. He is comfortable playing on the flanks, which is an area where he can help improve our team,” Arena said in Thursday's release. “Ema’s character and professionalism will be welcomed additions to our team, and we look forward to his arrival in Foxborough.”