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Sporting acquires Feilhaber from New England

3:36 PM, Dec 11, 2012   |    comments
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Kansas City, KS (Sports Network) - Sporting Kansas City has acquired midfielder Benny Feilhaber from the New England Revolution, it was announced Tuesday.

In exchange for the 27-year-old, New England will receive allocation money, Sporting's natural first round pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft and natural second round pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft.

"Benny is an excellent two-way, box-to-box midfielder who has tremendous ability, especially with the final pass," Sporting KC Manager Peter Vermes said. "His experience with the U.S. National Team programs and playing overseas will serve him well in our system."

Feilhaber has made 39 appearances for the United States Men's National Team, debuting in 2007. He made 52 appearances for the Revolution over the last two seasons, scoring five goals and adding nine assists. Before signing with MLS in April of 2011, Feilhaber played professionally in the Danish SuperLiga, Germany's Bundesliga and the English Premier League.

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