HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on February 1, 2016.
Kouassi, 26, will join the Revolution following his third season with Swiss Super League side FC Sion. The midfielder has captained the club for the last two seasons and paced it in minutes played during the 2014/15 campaign. In total, he has logged 7,062 minutes and four assists in 82 appearances across all competitions, establishing himself as a cornerstone of the club’s lineup. This season, he has captained FC Sion into the UEFA Europa League Round of 32, marking one of the club’s most successful outings in a European competition, in which the club faced Liverpool FC in the group stage, among others. In addition, Sion has never lost a final in its 107-year history and Kouassi helped lead the club to its 13th Swiss Cup title in 2015 against the league favorite, FC Basel. The Revolution also acquired defender Jose Goncalves from Sion in 2013.
Prior to joining FC Sion, Kouassi spent four seasons with Swiss Super League side Servette FC. He recorded two goals, four assists, and 8,616 minutes played in 104 appearances for Les Grenats, also wearing the captain’s armband in several matches for the club during the 2012/13 campaign. Kouassi joined Servette FC from Séwé Sport de San-Pédro, a club in the Ivory Coast Ligue 1.