Two of the former players of the sports director / head coach Bruce Arena signed the team as freelance agents at the Revolution announced Thursday

Left winger Emmanuel Agyenim Boateng, who played 10 games for the MLS Cup-winning Columbus Crew last season, and right-back AJ DeLaGarza, a reserve of the Inter Miami CF expansion team, is expected to compete for starting positions. Boateng and DeLaGarza played for Arena with the Los Angeles Galaxy

Boateng, 26, went from Ghana’s Right to Dream Academy to Cate School in Carpinteria, California, then at the University of California at Santa Barbara, before starting his professional career in 2013. He played for Helsingborgs IF in Sweden from 2013 to 2015 and returned to the US to join the Galaxy D. United and the crew

Boateng scored two goals in his MLS playoff debut, a 3-1 win over Real Salt Lake in 2016, Arena’s last season with the Galaxy In last season’s playoffs, Boateng came off the bench twice, among other things in the crew’s 1-0 victory over the Revolution in the Eastern Conference final

DeLaGarza, 33, has started for three MLS Cup champions, the last time being in 2014 when the galaxy defeated the revolution. DeLaGarza played twice for the US national team in 2012 and played 14 times for Guam

DeLaGarza joined the Houston Dynamo in 2017 and missed the postseason and most of the 2018 season following cruciate ligament surgery

In the 2014 MLS Cup, DeLaGarza started on the right side

three months after the death of his little son Luca


World News – United States – Revolution adds two players expected to compete for starting roles – The Boston Globe