Benny Feilhaber agrees to contract with MLS

Benny Feilhaber agrees to contract with MLS

Published Apr. 18, 2011 3:08 p.m. ET

American midfielder Benny Feilhaber has agreed to a contract with Major League Soccer.

Chivas USA has the first opportunity to sign the 25-year-old because it is atop the MLS allocation list and must decide by 5 p.m. EDT Tuesday. If Chivas USA passes, Philadelphia is next.

A member of last year's U.S. World Cup team, Feilhaber had been with Denmark's AGF Aarhus since 2008 but had been looking to leave the second-division club. 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.