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Revolution v. Rapids: Injury Reports

Delemea and Angoua are healthy ahead of the season opener.

MLS: Desert Diamond Cup-New England Revolution vs Colorado Rapids Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

It looks like the New England Revolution’s two marquee off-season signings will be ready for First Kick.

The Revolution’s most recent injury report only includes one player, as Zachary Herivaux is listed as out with a right ankle sprain. The relatively clean bill of health means that Antonio Delamea and Benjamin Angoua will likely partner in the heart of the defense.

The two defenders played 57 minutes side-by-side during the preseason finale, helping the Revs record a shutout against the New York Red Bulls II. Although they haven’t amassed a lot of minutes together, largely because Angoua’s hamstring injury, head coach Jay Heaps has been happy with what he’s seen.

“The signing of Ben and Toni has been really good,” Heaps said. “We feel that they complement each other well. Now, it’s getting up to speed with our league, because I think they’ve shown in preseason they have all the right tools, but now it’s a matter of putting it all together.”

The Colorado Rapids aren’t quite as lucky as the Revs, as they’re dealing with a few unknowns. John Berner (wrist) has been ruled out of Saturday’s affair while Tim Howard (adductor) and Dillon Serna (knee) are questionable.