FOXBORO -- The New England Revolution traded midfielder Benny Feilhaber to Sporting Kansas City Tuesday in exchange for allocation money and Sporting KCs natural first-round pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft and its natural second-round pick in the 2015 SuperDraft.Feilhaber, 27, made 52 appearances since joining the Revolution in April 2011 through Major League Soccers Allocation process. He made 46 starts, scoring five goals and adding nine assists, including four goals and seven assists in his 23-game 2011 campaign. Prior to joining the Revolution, Feilhaber played six seasons in Europe, including stints with Hamburg (Germanys Bundesliga), Derby County (Englands Premier League) and AGF Aarhus (Denmarks SuperLiga).We've been working on several options with Benny for a few months and we feel this trade with Kansas City is the most beneficial outcome for the Revs, Revolution General Manager Michael Burns said. This move allows us greater roster flexibility in both 2013 and beyond.Feilhaber a fixture with the U.S. National Team under former head coach Bob Bradley has made 39 appearances with the national team, including call-ups to the 2010 FIFA World Cup and 2008 Olympic squads. He has scored two goals with the national team, including the game-winning strike against Mexico in the championship match of the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup. His last appearance with the national team came on Jan. 21, 2012, when he started against Venezuela in Phoenix for current head coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
The New England Revolution took advantage of an own goal early in the second half to earn a 2-2 draw with D.C. United on Saturday night.
D.C. conceded a corner kick in the 48th minute and Kelyn Rowe got two attempts. D.C. cleared the first one beyond the end line but on the second Antonio Mlinar Delamea put his head on the ball, directing it into defender Sean Franklin and deflecting past keeper Bill Hamid.
New England (2-3-3) opened the scoring in the fifth minute. Kei Kamara had a perfect cross to Lee Nguyen, who headed the ball down toward Hamid's feet, just squeezing it inside the post for his fourth goal.
D.C. (2-3-2), which had just four goals this season and had been shutout four times, scored twice in quick succession. Jared Jeffrey pounced on a ball New England failed to clear and hammered home a big shot past Cody Cooper from the top of the box. That came in the 26th and just two minutes later Sebastien Le Toux beat Cooper to the ball after a nice lead from Lloyd Sam and chipped the ball over Cooper. It was the first goals for both players.
Diego Fagundez discusses the chances the Revolution got against the San Jose Earthquakes and the positives the team should take from the game.