Sporting Kansas City has traded midfielder Benny Feilhaber to the Los Angeles Football Club, according to an announcement Wednesday.
Sporting KC will receive $400,000 in allocation money in the trade, according to the announcement. Sporting KC receives $200,000 in general allocation money and $200,000 in targeted allocation money from the MLS expansion club.
Feilhaber has played five seasons in Kansas City.
“Benny has been a really good player for our organization since 2013 and we appreciate his contribution to the club,” Sporting KC manager Peter Vermes said. “On a personal note, I am very happy that I was able to coach Benny twice, both here and with the U-20 National Team, and we wish him nothing but the best.”
The Irvine, California, native made 180 appearances in all competitions for Sporting Kansas City, recording 33 goals and 56 assists for the club. Feilhaber was an important part of the squad that won three titles during his tenure – two Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cups in 2015 and 2017 and one MLS Cup in 2013.
Feilhaber, who turns 33 later this month, began his career with Hamburg in Germany before making further stops in Europe with Derby County in England and AGF Aarhus in Denmark. He arrived in MLS in 2011, joining the New England Revolution, before heading to Kansas City ahead of the 2013 campaign.
The trade leaves Sporting KC with 24 players on the current roster, having already acquired midfielder Yohan Croizet as a Designated Player from KV Mechelen in Belgium and forward Khiry Shelton via trade with New York City FC last month.
– Story from Sporting KC