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Feilhaber 'hyped' about new home
December 11th, 2012 10:47PM

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[MLS TRANSACTIONS] After one season in MLS, Benny Feilhaber is on the move, joining Eastern Conference champion Sporting Kansas City from the New England Revolution, which finished ninth in the Eastern Conference. With a chance to start in place of the soon-to-be-departed Roger Espinoza in the SKC midfield, Feilhaber was certainly pleased with the change in scenery.

“I am really excited to come to Sporting Kansas City,” Feilhaber said in a statement. “It is a top-class organization and team in Major League Soccer. My goal is to help the team however I can. I cannot wait to play in the best stadium in the league and in front of a great fan base. I am already hyped for the first home game.”

Feilhaber should be slotted in the Sporting KC midfield, where Espinoza has played for the last five seasons. The Honduran is expected to sign with English club Wigan in January as a free agent.

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

The Revs, who did not pick up Feilhaber's option for 2013, will get a first-round pick in the 2014 SuperDraft and second-round pick in the 2015 SuperDraft and allocation money.

The recent signings of Mali international Kalifa Cisse and Welshman Andy Dorman, a former Rev, prompted the move by New England to consider a deal for Feilhaber, who spent the first six seasons of his pro career in Europe.



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