Looking to shore up its midfield position, Sporting KC officially traded for midfielder Benny Fielhaber of New England on Tuesday according to a report by Kurt Austin of SportingKC.com.
Sporting KC gave up rights to both its 2014 MLS SuperDraft first round pick and its 2015 second round selection, in addition to an undisclosed amount of allocation money. While Sporting KC manager Peter Vermes will not be able to benefit from two high draft choices due to the trade, he is confident that the 27-year-old Fielhaber will be a vital asset for his club going forward. Fielhaber, a 27-year-old veteran with 39 career appearances on the United States Men's National Team under his belt, spoke of being thrilled to be joining his new organization.
"I am really excited to come to Sporting Kansas City," Feilhaber said. "It is a top-class organization and team in Major League Soccer. I cannot wait to play in the best stadium in the League and in front of a great fan base. I am already hyped for the first home game."
The talented midfielder made 52 appearances with the Revolution over the last two seasons, tallying five goals and nine assists. He also brings experience playing in the Danish SuperLiga, Germany's Bundesliga and the English Premier League, and is expected to take on a vital role right away for Sporting KC.