HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from the New England Revolution on December 11, 2012.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Feilhaber turned professional with Hamburg (Germany) after two seasons at UCLA. He would move to Derby County in the English Premier League and later to AGF Aarhus in Denmark before signing with the New England Revolution in 2011. Acquired by Sporting Kansas City prior to the 2013 season, Feilhaber is coming off a monster 2015 season where he was an MLS MVP finalist. He tallied 10 goals and 15 assists in the league and became the third player in Sporting history to break double digits in both categories. He went 120 minutes and converted his penalty in both the 2013 MLS Cup Final and 2015 US Open Cup Final, and Sporting fans will hope his 2015 form carries into the coming campaign.
OUTSIDE MLS: Feilhaber began his professional career in Germany with Hamburg’s reserve team in 2005 following a call-up to the U.S. Under-20 National Team for the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship . He debuted with Hamburg’s first team in 2006, where he went on to make nine appearances before signing with Derby County, which had just won promotion to the English Premier League, in 2007 . He made 10 appearances for Derby before the club was relegated at the end of the season and signed with AGF Aarhus on a free transfer in August 2008. He made 54 appearances in two-and-a-half seasons, scoring five goals, before signing with MLS in April 2011.
COLLEGE: A walk-on at UCLA, he went on to play 16 games in his first season with the Bruins in 2003 … in his next year, he played in every match, helping UCLA to a 14-4-2 record … scored five goals and had three assists for 13 points as UCLA advanced to the third round of the NCAA tournament ... turned professional after two seasons.
INTERNATIONAL: Feilhaber has 41 appearances for the US Mens National Team. He was a member of the U.S.’ 2010 FIFA World Cup squad and the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team. He scored the game-winning goal in the final of the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup against Mexico in Chicago. Feilhaber made three appearances in South Africa during the 2010 World Cup, and three appearances at the 2008 Olympics.