Player Details


Benny Feilhaber


5' 9"


161 lbs

Date of Birth

1.19.1985 (36)


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


2020 MLS Regular Season
2020 MLS Regular Season


Career Summary

Option declined following 2019 season.


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 MLS's New England Revolution in 2011.

After two seasons with the Revs in which he totaled 5 goals and 9 assists in 52 league matches, Feilhaber was acquired by Sporting Kansas City prior to the 2013 season and he has gone on to enjoy a career renaissance in KC. Feilhaber was a finalist for the MLS MVP award in 2015 after a 10-goal, 15-assist All-Star season and he followed that up with another eight goals and 14 helpers in 2016 and a return to the US national team pool. In 2017, his final year with Sporting KC, he registered five goals and three assists in league play while also winning his second US Open Cup and third total trophy with the club. He re-joins Sporting after a successful season with expansion club LAFC and a couple months with Colorado.

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 then signed with Denmark's 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. He scored five goals and had three assists in that 2014 season as UCLA advanced to the third round of the NCAA tournament ... Turned professional after two seasons in college.

INTERNATIONAL: Back in the USMNT player pool, Feilhaber has 43 appearances for the US men's national team. He was a member of the U.S.’ 2010 FIFA World Cup squad and the 2008 US Olympic Team. His USMNT career highlight was the game-winning goal he scored 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.



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