Feilhaber goes to New England Revolution

The New England Revolution have acquired American midfielder

Benny Feilhaber.

Chivas USA had the first opportunity to sign the 25-year-old

because it topped the MLS allocation list for U.S. national team

players who had been abroad and sign with the league. Chivas USA

passed, citing his salary, and retains the top spot on the

list.

The Philadelphia Union also passed, and the Revolution then

selected Feilhaber, a member of last year’s U.S. World Cup

team.

Feilhaber had been with Denmark’s AGF Aarhus since 2008 but

signed with Major League Soccer on Friday. After playing for UCLA,

he went to Europe and played for Germany’s Hamburg and England’s

Derby.

MLS is paying a transfer fee to Aarhus, and Feilhaber will earn

at least $335,000.