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U.S. Olympic team midfielder (and part-time karaoke singer) Benny Feilhaber is in talks with Major League Soccer about a move that could land him in the league with the New England Revolution.
According to sources familiar with the discussions, Feilhaber and MLS are in talks over a three-year deal that could result in Feilhaber joining the Revs, which are currently holders of the top allocation in the MLS allocation order after Los Angeles recently put in an allocation claim on U.S. midfielder/defender Eddie Lewis and Colorado claimed former U.S. national team defender Cory Gibbs.
Feilhaber is set to leave Derby County after one failed season with the recently relegated English club, and while reports had linked him to a move to Danish club AGF Aarhus, sources tell SBI that Feilhaber wants a move back to the United States after spending the past three years in Europe (two with German club Hamburg and the past year with Derby County).
If he signs with MLS and joins New England, Feilhaber could slide in perfectly into a central midfield role with the Revs, who have the cap room to acquire Feilhaber at the financial figures currently being discussed. The Revolution recently acquired allocation money and also moved up in the MLS Allocation Order through its trade of Pat Noonan’s rights to the Columbus Crew.
The 23-year-old central midfielder is working his way back from a knee injury suffered earlier in the summer and was limited to appearances off the bench for the U.S. Olympic team, which was just eliminated from the Olympic Tournament.
What do you think of Feilhaber potentially signing with MLS? How about the possibility of him partnering in a central midfield with Shalrie Joseph? Is he better off in MLS or should he give Europe another run?
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