Benny Feilhaber

Benny Feilhaber
Benny Feilhaber
Benny Feilhaber
Midfielder
Real Name: Benny Feilhaber
HT: 5' 9" WT: 163
Age: 34 (01/19/1985)
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Hometown: Irvine, California

Hometown: Irvine, California
Citizenship: USA
Birth date: January 19, 1985
Acquired: Colorado Rapids signed Benny Feilhaber to a one year contract with an option for 2020 on January 11, 2019.

MLS CAREER

2018

  • Made 34 appearances (32 starts), recording three goals and six assists in 2,804 minutes with Los Angeles FC.

2017  

  • Made 30 appearances (24 starts), recording five goals and three assists in 2,269 minutes with Sporting Kansas City.
  • Ranked fourth in Sporting KC history with 50 assists in all competitions.
  • Ranked 11th in Sporting KC history with 28 goals in all competitions.
  • Played 30 minutes and recorded two assists as an extra-time substitute in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup 3-0 quarterfinal win against FC Dallas on 7/11.
  • Started and played 90 minutes in a 2-1 Open Cup Final victory over the New York Red Bulls on 8/20, assisting Daniel Salloi's game-winning goal in the 66th minute.
  • Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Champion.
  • Started and played 101 minutes in a 1-0 extra-time loss at the Houston Dynamo in the Western Conference Knockout Round on 10/26.

2016

  • Named Sporting KC's Offensive Player of the Year.
  • Started 28 of 30 appearances, recording seven goals and 13 assists (2,563 minutes played) with Sporting Kansas City.
  • Became the second player in Sporting KC history to reach double-digit assists in multiple regular seasons on 8/24.
  • Scored the game-winning penalty kick and assisted Graham Zusi's goal in a 2-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes on 10/23, helping Sporting KC clinch a sixth straight appearance in the MLS Cup Playoffs.
  • Started two Lamar Hunt U.S. Open matches (210 minutes played), recording one goal and one assist.
  • Started and played 90 minutes in a 1-0 knockout round loss at Seattle Sounders FC on 10/27.

2015

  • Started 30 of 32 appearances, recording a career-high 10 goals and 15 assists (2,731 minutes played) with Sporting Kansas City.
  • One of three finalists for the 2015 Landon Donovan MLS MVP Award.
  • Named Sporting KC's MVP.
  • Won Sporting KC's 2015 Goal of the Year.
  • Earned the first MLS All-Star selection of his career, played 45 minutes in the second half of the All-Stars' 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur on 7/29.
  • Set the single-season club record with 20 assists in all competitions.
  • Became the third player in Sporting KC club history to reach double digits in goals and assists in a single MLS season.
  • Assisted the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win over LA Galaxy on 10/26 to clinch a playoff spot on the final day of the regular season.
  • Started five matches with two goals and five assists, becoming the club's all-time Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup assist leader.
  • Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Champion.
  • Started and played 120 minutes in Sporting KC's postseason 7-6 penalty kick shootout loss at Portland after a 2-2 draw through regulation. Converted his penalty kick in the shootout.

2014

  • Started 30 of 31 appearances, recording four goals and six assists (2,607 minutes played) with Sporting Kansas City.
  • Won Sporting KC's 2014 Goal of the Year for his 93rd-minute strike in a 2-1 win over Columbus on 7/16.
  • Played 90 minutes and assisted Dom Dwyer's goal in a 2-1 loss at New York in the Eastern Conference Knockout Round on 10/30.

2013

  • Started 22 of 27 appearances, recording three goals and four assists (1,774 minutes played) with Sporting Kansas City.
  • Won Sporting KC's 2013 Goal of the Year.
  • Made his first appearance for Sporting KC on 3/2 playing 82 minutes in 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union.
  • Scored his first goal for Sporting KC in a 2-1 win at Chicago on 7/7.
  • Started three 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League group stage matches and tallied an assist in a 2-0 win at Real Esteli on 8/20.
  • Appeared in his first Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match on 5/28 and helped secure a 2-0 win over the Des Moines Menace.
  • Started four matches.
  • Stole a Matt Reis pass and set-up Claudio Bieler for the game-tying goal in the Eastern Conference Semifinal series vs New England.
  • Assisted on Dom Dwyer's game-winning goal in the Eastern Conference Championship vs Houston.
  • Converted his penalty kick in the MLS Cup Final shootout vs Real Salt Lake.
  • MLS Cup Champion.

2012

  • Started 23 of 29 appearances, recording one goal and two assists (2,147 minutes played) with the New England Revolution.
  • Suffered a club-leading 70 fouls in 29 appearances, tied for third in MLS.
  • Scored a 103rd-minute goal in a substitute appearance at central midfield in the club's U.S. Open Cup third-round loss to the Harrisburg City Islanders on 5/29.

2011

  • Started in all 23 appearances, recording four goals and seven assists (2,046 minutes played) with the New England Revolution.
  • Debuted on Saturday, 4/23 vs Sporting KC, playing 90 minutes and recording an assist.
  • Scored four goals and added a team-high seven assists.
  • Finished the season ranked second in MLS in fouls suffered (71), for a league-best 3.08 per game mark.

OUTSIDE MLS

2008-2010 (AGF Aarhus, Danish Superliga):

  • Signed with the club on a free transfer in August 2008.
  • Made 54 appearances, scoring five goals.

2007 (Derby County, Premier League):

  • Made his debut on 8/17, coming on as an eightieth-minute substitute in a 1–0 win over Newcastle United.
  • Appeared in 10 matches.

2006 (Hamburg SV, Bundesliga):

  • Made his Bundesliga debut on 10/12 vs Schalke.
  • Made his first start on 10/22/06, playing ninety minutes in a 2–1 win against Bayer Leverkusen.
  • Appeared in nine matches.

2005 (Hamburg SV, Bundesliga):

  • Began his professional career in Germany with Hamburg’s reserve team in 2005.

INTERNATIONAL (44 Caps/2 Goals)

  • Played in three of the USA’s four matches in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the coaching staff choosing to use his strengths coming off the bench.
  • Played in six matches in 2010 World Cup qualifying, all in the final round.
  • After a year-long absence from the full team, he appeared in all five matches of the 2009 Confederations Cup, including a start in the final against his native Brazil
  • He served as a member of Peter Nowak’s squad for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, where he appeared in all three games
  • Has scored two goals for the national team, including the game-winning goal in the final of the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup against Mexico in Chicago.
  • His full-volley from 20 yards against Mexico in the 2007 Gold Cup Final guaranteed the USA’s place in the Confederations Cup.
  • Earned his first senior team cap (3/25/07) against Ecuador.
  • Former member of the US Under-20 squad.

COLLEGE

2004 (Sophomore)

  • Second-team All-Pac-10.
  • Ranked third on the team in scoring with five goals and 13 assists.
  • Scored two goals, including game-winner against UC Davis.
  • Played in all 20 games with 16 starts.
  • Tied for second on the team with three game-winning goals, (at Stanford, at Washington to clinch the Pac-10 title, UC Davis).
  • Earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors for Nov. 2-8 after the game-winner against Washington.

2003 (Freshman):

  • Walk-on who played in 16 games with three starts.
  • Had two goals on the year, both game-winners.

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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2018Los Angeles FC3432328046381145050
2017Sporting Kansas City3024522693642035040
2016Sporting Kansas City30287256313451333130
2015Sporting Kansas City323010273115481744181
2014Sporting Kansas City3130426076471344160
2013Sporting Kansas City2722317744331226140
2012New England Revolution2923121472421630151
2011New England Revolution2323420467361137131
Career Totals-2362123718941563531132946383
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