Feilhaber returns to Sporting KC in technical staff role

Longtime Sporting KC midfielder Benny Feilhaber has rejoined the club in a technical role.
Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Benny Feilhaber is back with Sporting Kansas City, though not in uniform.

Feilhaber, a longtime midfielder and MLS All-Star for Sporting KC and other clubs, retired as a player last March. He returns to the club as a member of the technical staff. He will report to Peter Vermes, the club’s manager and sporting director.

“To be back at Sporting Kansas City as part of the technical staff means everything to me,” Feilhaber said. “This is the club where I experienced the most success as a player. Peter and the staff invested in me back in 2013 and I look forward to working with them once again. I’ve come to know a lot of great people here in Kansas City — fans, teammates, coaches and the ownership group — and this is a fantastic opportunity for me to give back to the city and the club. I’m very excited to get to work.”

Feilhaber, 36, spent 15 seasons spent in MLS, the Bundesliga in Germany, the Danish Superliga and the English Premier League. He was part of Sporting KC clubs that won the 2013 MLS Cup and the 2015 and ’17 U.S. Open Cups and part of the national team that won the 2007 Gold Cup and participated in the 2010 World Cup. Besides Sporting, he played with the New England Revolution, Los Angeles FC and the Colorado Rapids in MLS.

Feilhaber scored 56 goals in more than 400 professional matches.

Sporting also hired Randi Lininger and Eric Schwartz as assistant athletic trainers.