LAFC Update

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LAFC made a splash this past week when they acquired midfielder Benny Feilhaber from Sporting Kansas City in exchange for 400,000 thousand dollars in allocation money. The funds will be split evenly between general and targeted allocation money. Thus, Feilhaber will not qualify as the club’s third and final designated player. Feilhaber, who turns 33 later this month, totaled 29 goals and 41 assists across five productive seasons in Kansas City, including a 2015 campaign that placed him into the league’s most valuable player race. Feilhaber who is from Irvine, California and played his college soccer at UCLA this trade essentially represent a return home. In addition, Feilhaber is currently listed as being worth 750 thousand euros according to transfermrkt.com. The highest evaluation he has ever received across his lengthy career is 1.5 million euros. He received this evaluation while he was playing for Derby County in England and Aarhus GF in Denmark. Transfermarkt.com also ranks Feilhaber as the 142nd best player in the MLS. The method they utilize to calculate this ranking is based off worth. Feilhaber has made 44 appearances for the U.S. men’s senior national team during his career and has scored two goals. Some of his most memorable performances for the U.S. men’s national team were in fact under current LAFC manager Bob Bradley. His first goal for the U.S. was against China in 2007 and his second goal for the U.S. was against Mexico also in 2007. Following his MVP finalist 2015 season he failed to make the U.S. national team then managed by Jurgen Klinsmann. This lead to Feilhaber becoming very critical of Klinsmann and his selection of his players. However, this did not change his fortunes as Feilhaber was never selected back to U.S. national team by Klinsmann.

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