Benny Feilhaber

Sporting Kansas City

Match report: Sporting Kansas City 1-1 Philadelphia Union

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The Union survived a middling performance thanks to a Roland Alberg penalty finish and some big saves by John McCarthy.

Sporting KC corrects mistakes against rested Red Bulls for home win

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Sporting KC midfielder Benny Feilhaber remembers exactly what happened last time a visitor trotted out a weak lineup at Children's Mercy Park, his team's home turf.

"It was our only game we hadn't won at home," Feilhaber said, recalling a 0-0 draw against FC Dallas weeks earlier.

Sporting KC depth to be challenged in upcoming matches

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Coming off a dominant 3-0 home win over Real Salt Lake on Saturday, Benny Feilhaber and a surging Sporting KC face another test.

It's a task Sporting KC has failed at in previous years. As matches grow closer together, Sporting's depth will be tested.

D.C. United vs. Sporting Kansas City GIFs

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We look at some things from the game.

When you see a scoreless draw between two teams on the first weekend of regular season such as the one D.C. United and Sporting Kansas City engaged in Saturday, it would be a problematic thing for someone to try and look at GIFs from a contest such as that.

Sporting KC Fall in Preseason Finale

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Sporting Kansas City ended their preseason on a sour note, falling in their final game in Tucson, Arizona to New York City FC 1-0. Peter Vermes put out a lineup that would likely be considered extremely close to the 11 that will take the field next weekend in DC. The big absence from the team was forward Dom Dwyer who had a minor knock.

2016 Moments of the Year

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One last look back at 2016, here are my end of year awards for moment of the year in 2016.

Game of the year - Comets vs Mustangs 12/3/16 - Shutouts don't happen often in indoor soccer, since the Kansas City Comets rebirth back in 2010, the Comets had never had one. That changed in December of this year when the Comets defeated the previously unbeaten Chicago Mustangs 6-0 at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena.

Sporting Miss Out on Social Media Campaign for Oduro

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Today Sporting Kansas City got some disappointing news about a free agent that they had publicly been chasing on social media. Robb Heineman had been courting Montreal Impact forward, Dominic Oduro as a free agent singing in a string of four Tweets this past Friday night, Benny Feilhaber even got in on the recruiting campaign posting a tweet of his own.

Sporting Miss Out on Social Media Campaign for Oduro

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Today Sporting Kansas City got some disappointing news about a free agent that they had publicly been chasing on social media. Robb Heineman had been courting Montreal Impact forward, Dominic Oduro as a free agent singing in a string of four Tweets this past Friday night, Benny Feilhaber even got in on the recruiting campaign posting a tweet of his own.

Sporting KC locks up core by signing 'package deal' of Opara, Feilhaber

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The Sporting Kansas City careers of Ike Opara and Benny Feilhaber have always been somewhat connected. Ahead of the 2014 MLS season, the two were traded to Sporting KC just one day apart, signaling the start of a new era for both players and the club for which they now played.

Sporting KC Re-Sign Feilhaber and Opara

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Sporting KC was busy today announcing that the club had re-signed two players who had played a large role in the 2016 season. The biggest news belonged to the re-signing of Benny Feilhaber. The news, which had been rumored for the last two days was confirmed with the club announcing that they had signed Feilhaber to a new two year deal with the club.

Report: Benny Feilhaber set to re-sign with Sporting KC

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Despite rumors and reports linking him with a move abroad, it appears that Benny Feilhaber will remain with his current club.

ESPN reported on Monday that Feilhaber is set to sign a new deal with Sporting Kansas City that will see his salary spike to somewhere between$500,000 and $600,000.

Report: Sporting Set to Re-Sign Feilhaber

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Reports tonight should bring some good news to Sporting Kansas City fans as Jeff Carlisle is reporting that Benny Feilhaber is set to spurn offers from abroad and return to Kansas City in 2017. Carlisle reports that while the length of the deal is not known, sources tell him that Feilhaber is set to get a raise to somewhere in the $500,000 to $600,000 range.

Sporting Still Chasing Rossi, but Other MLS Teams are Interested

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Things have been fairly quiet on the Sporting KC front since their season ended on the road in Seattle. The team has basically turned their focus towards 2017, but there's been very little news on where they are with Benny Feilhaber (although there's been no news about him going elsewhere either) or with adding new players (although that's really not going to come until the MLS Cup playoffs end).

Ricardo Salazar announced as referee for Sounders match

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PRO announced the referee's for the Conference Semifinals first legs on Friday.

The Seattle Sounders moved on to the Western Conference semifinals to take on FC Dallas over the next two weeks. On Friday, PRO announced who would be the main in charge for the first leg on Sunday night - it will be everyone's favorite referee Ricardo Salazar.

Scouting Report: Sporting Kansas City

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The Sounders face a very familiar foe in this year's knockout round match

After their Decision Day victory of Real Salt Lake, the Seattle Sounders face Sporting Kansas City in their first match of the 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs. This is a knockout round, which means there is no second leg, and the winner progresses to the conference semi-finals.

Sporting Clinch Playoff Spot

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Sporting Kansas City punched their ticket to the MLS Cup playoffs with a convincing 2-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes at Children's Mercy Park. With the way other results went today that slide them into the fifth seed and will now see them travel to Seattle on Thursday for a match up with the Seattle Sounders.

Italian Media Reporting Rossi Close to Completing Deal with KC

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Last week it was confirmed that former Juventus youth player and former Italian youth international, Fausto Rossi was in Kansas City for a trial with Sporting KC. The 25 year old never played for the "Old Lady" but consistently played while loaned to teams in Spain and Italy over his time under contract with Juventus.

More on Rejected Feilhaber Transfer

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Last week news came out that reigning Israel Premier League champions, Hapoel Be'er Sheva had made an offer to Sporting Kansas City for midfielder Benny Feilhaber. The club rejected the offer for Feilhaber who is in the last year of his contract with Sporting Kansas City.

Tonight before the US game against Trinidad and Tobago Grant Wahl had some further information regarding the offer that Be'er Sheva made for Feilhaber.

Report: Sporting KC reject Hapoel Beer Sheva bid for Benny Feilhaber

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One of Sporting Kansas City's biggest stars is reportedly the subject of interest from abroad.

A report from BBCstated that Israeli side Hapoel Beer Sheva made a bid for star Sporting KC midfielder Benny Feilhaber on Thursday. The reports also claim that Feilhaber was interested in moving to Israel but that the club "weren't willing to entertain the offer"on the table, according to MLS.

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Dilly Duka's twitter meltdown, NBC's paid subscription EPL service: Brotherly Game Daily Links 6/28/17

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Union can take another step towards the US Open Cup tonight, read all about it in today's links.

Philadelphia Union News

U.S. Open Cup match preview: New York Red Bulls vs. Philadelphia Union
The Union face a familiar foe in the Open Cup Round of 16.

Union notes: Bruised ribs, 'beautiful' baseball fields .

Pontius named MLS Comeback Player of the Year, Blake named PST’s Goalkeeper of the Year, more

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More end-of-season awards for the Union. Villanova, Delaware, and Rider begin NCAA championship tournament play tonight. More Klinsmann talk.

Mini pitches, area schools in NCAA tourney, US-Costa Rica tonight, more

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Union Foundation targets building 50 mini pitches in and around Philly. Villanova, RIder, and Delaware in NCAA tourney. Klinsmann says US can win in Costa Rica tonight. More news.

Postgame video and quotes: Union 2-0 KC

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Mike and Matthew's postgame wrap. Postgame comments from Jim Curtin, Roland Alberg, Andre Blake, and Keegan Rosenberry.

Jordan Morris

United States beats Jamaica in final friendly of January camp

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Jordan Morris scores the only goal in the friendlies.

Camp Cupcake ends with a 1-nil win by the United States over Jamaica. It was the only goal of the January friendlies. Jordan Morris took a pass from Benny Feilhaber and slipped it by Ryan Thompson in the 59th minute.

As they did against Serbia, the US struggled to generate an offense, but were stout in defense.

Jordan Morris goal hands USMNT 1-0 friendly win over Jamaica

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Benny Feilhaber, among others, stated his case for a spot on the World Cup qualifying roster as the US beat a cautious Reggae Boyz side

Despite dominating possession and restricting Jamaica to no true shots on goal, the United States was forced to sweat a bit before winning 1-0 on a cold night in Chattanooga.

Morris goal helps USMNT close winter camp with a win vs. Jamaica

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For the second straight game, the U.S. Men's National Team was lacking a bit of sharpness on the attacking end, but all it took was one moment of magic to create what turned out to be the game-winner.

Benny Feilhaber's assist sprung Jordan Morris for the game's lone goal as the U.

Stats

Top League Scorers Through 2016

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Continuing my stat updating, here is Sporting KC's top scorers through the 2016 season. For prior years, see the links below.

1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015

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Most Starts

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Another set of stats, this time the most starts for Sporting KC in league play and in all competitions.

In league play one new player joined the list in 2016, Benny Feilhaber hit 100 starts in league play. Elsewhere on the list, Matt Besler moved into sixth place and should become the fifth player to hit 200 league starts for KC in 2017.

Most Appearances

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More end of season stats, tonight it is appearances for Sporting Kansas City.

In league play, three players joined the list in 2016 with Benny Feilhaber leading the way getting all the way to 120 appearances in 2016. Further up the list, Matt Besler hit 200 appearances in league play for KC, becoming the seventh player to reach 200 appearances for Sporting KC in the club's history.

10,000 Minute Club

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The start of the new year means updating stat information ahead of the 2016 season. First is the 10,000 minute club.

Some changes to this list in 2016, two players joined the list while others moved up. Roger Espinoza joined the list and jumped all the way up to 11th place on the list by the end of the season.

S.A.S. Monday After Stats

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Matt Besler made his 200th league appearance for KC, he's the 7th player to hit that mark.

Besler also tied Chris Klein for 6th all time in league appearances with his 200th appearance.

Besler made his 230th start in all competitions for KC, breaking his tie with Preki for 4th all time on that list.

Sunday Of Stats

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Paulo Nagamura started his 100th game across all competitiosn for KC, he's the 31st player to hit that mark.

Matt Besler made his 229th start in all competitions for KC, breaking his tie with Jimmy Conrad for 5th place on that list and tying him with Preki for 4th place on that list.

In the 18th minute, Benny Feilhaber moved past Uche Okafor and into 20th place for minutes played in league play, he finished the game with 9,585 minutes played.

Sunday After Stats

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Paulo Nagamura made his 250th league appearance of his MLS career.

Dom Dwyer's goal was his 23rd away from home in all competitions for KC, tying him with Josh Wolff for the second most all time for KC.

Benny Feilhaber's assist was his 36th for KC, breaking his tie with Davy Arnaud for 4th all time on that list.

Sunday of Stats

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Lots of stats from today's game, lots of landmarks hit.

Dom Dwyer's goal was his 50th league goal for KC, he's only the second player to hit that mark for KC.

In the 62nd minute, Dwyer hit 10,000 minutes played for KC in all competitions, becoming the 24th player to hit that mark.

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Montreal on Saturday and other Union bits, more news

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Big game for the Union on Saturday. More news.

Landon Donovan, MLS Expansion Draft, and Alejandro Bedoya: Freedom Kicks for 8 September 2016

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Soccer go!

So in addition to all of the Megan Rapinoe/Washington Spirit news yesterday, other things have been happening in soccer as well. Let's have an early afternoon Thursday Freedom Kicks!

MLS source: ‘There will be an Expansion Draft.' - Brotherly Game: Ugh. Ugh ugh ugh. I hate expansion drafts.

The Rest

Ex-Rev Feilhaber Back in NT Fold

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Five years. 60 months. 1,839 days, to be precise. No matter how you slice it, there's no debate Benny Feilhaber has waited quite a while for his 44th cap with the United States National Team.

The playmaker's last appearance came on Jan. 21, 2012 in a 1-0 win over Venezuela.

International Match Thread: Could We See Darlington Nagbe in USA vs. Serbia?

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It has been a while since we last saw Darlington Nagbe in the uniform of the United States Men's National Team, but that could change today as the US takes on Serbia in an international friendly.

Today's match will be the USMNT's first under returning boss Bruce Arena and will be vital for a number of players looking to make an impression under the former Galaxy head coach.

Feilhaber and Zusi Called Up to US National Team

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Bruce Arena and US Soccer today announced the roster for this year's January camp that will culminate with friendlies against Serbia and Jamaica. Two Sporting KC players were named to Arena's squad, with Benny Feilhaber finally making his return to the international stage after being frozen out by Jurgen Klinsmann, and Graham Zusi being brought back in a new position at the international level.

Sunday After Stats

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Dom Dwyer's goal was his 15th of the season, tying Eddie Johnson in 2007 as the third most in a single season for KC.

Benny Feilhaber's two assists gave him 35 for his career for KC in league play, tying him with Davy Arnaud for 4th all time.

Feilhaber made his 130th start in all competitions for KC, breaking his tie with Aurelien Collin for 20th all time on that list.