- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On August 14, 2008
- 4 Comments
- Allocation List, Benny Feilhaber, Summer Transfers
U.S. Olympic team midfielder Benny Feilhaber is in talks with Major League Soccer about a move that could land him in the league with the Revs.
This all according to SBI, Feilhaber and the league are in talks over a potential three-year deal have him joining the Revs, which are currently sitting atop the allocation list after the Galaxy recently put in an allocation claim on U.S. midfielder/defender Eddie Lewis and Colorado claimed former U.S. national team defender Cory Gibbs.
The Revs do have the cap space to sign Feilhaber. The Revs recently acquired allocation money and also moved up in the MLS Allocation List thanks to its trade of Pat Noonan’s rights to the Columbus Crew. That move could end up being one of the smarted deals Steve Nicol has ever made here. Don’t forget that the Revs are also about to sign Costa Rican defender Gabriel Badilla here soon too.
Just think about this possible move for a second. Some people may not like Feilhaber but I think if you slide him into that midfield there is no stopping New England this year. They are already too good as it is in the midfield and the addition of him with the likes of Shalrie Joeseph, Maurico Castro, Steve Ralston, and Jeff Larentowicz and this may be the best midfield in the league.
The 23-year old is set to leave former EPL side Derby County after one miserable season with the recently relegated club. Reports had linked him to a move to Danish club AGF Aarhus, but from what I’m being told he wants to return to the States, no other real reason is given but the kid is young and maybe after this past year he decided he had enough of the European lifestyle.
I will keep an eye on this deal and let you know if anything else comes out of it in the next couple of days. With the US out of the Olympics we could see this deal get pushed a little quicker if he does indeed sign with the league.
What do you think of Feilhaber potentially signing with MLS? And how about what could be the New England midfield if he does? Sounds like the rich getting richer here.