Feilhaber goes to New England Revolution

Feilhaber goes to New England Revolution

Published Apr. 20, 2011 2:48 a.m. ET

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.