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Feilhaber joins MLS on transfer deadline day

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NEW YORK – US national-team midfielder Benny Feilhaber is on his way to MLS.

The 2010 World Cup player, who was recently a member of Danish second-division club AGF Aarhus, has agreed to an MLS contract just before Friday's international transfer deadline and will be assigned by the MLS allocation rankings as per league rules on returning US national-team players.

Chivas USA currently sit atop the allocation rankings (see below) and have until Tuesday, April 19 at 5 pm ET to evaluate whether to use its allocation position to claim Feilhaber. The Goats may also choose to take the former UCLA player and trade him. However, selecting Feilhaber would drop Chivas USA to the bottom of the allocation rankings.

The move to MLS involves a transfer fee which will be incorporated into the budget charge. However, the budget charge represented by the player's contract and transfer fee will not make Feilhaber a designated player.


1. Chivas USA

2. Philadelphia

3. New England

4. Houston

5. Toronto

6. Chicago

7. Kansas City

8. Seattle

9. Columbus

10. New York

11. Real Salt Lake

12. San Jose

13. Los Angeles

14. Dallas

15. Colorado Rapids

16. Vancouver Whitecaps

17. Portland Timbers

18. D.C. United