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New England Acquires US International Benny Feilhaber

In a move that should excite its fan base the New England Revolution have acquired US national-team member Benny Feilhaber.

Feilhaber who is 26, who has played the last two seasons for Denmark’s AGF Aarhus, signed with MLS on April 15, and as a returning U.S. National Team player, was available to teams through the allocation order. The Revolution was ranked third in the current order, based on a recent performance, behind Chivas USA and the Philadelphia Union. Both teams passed, leading the way for the Revolution to select Feilhaber.

“We’re very pleased that Benny was available to us through the Allocation Process,” Revs Vice President of Player Personnel Michael Burns said. “Benny is a talented, versatile player who instantly will make our team better. We’re looking forward to getting him into a Revolution uniform as soon as possible.”

Feilhaber is expected to join the Revolution at training on Friday, April 19. He will fit nicely into the center of the New England midfield alongside Shari Joseph.

The addition of Feilhaber and the recent signing of striker Rajko Lekic should make the Revs a more competitive team as the season progresses.