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Where Is Benny Headed?

The Insider was the first to tell you this week that Aarhus in Denmark is seriously pursuing USA national team and Olympic midfielder Benny Feilhaber, who has fallen out of favor at Derby County. The word I am getting today is that his agent, Lyle Yorks, has been in discussions with the Danish club. However, this report linking him to the New England Revolution surfaced today.

On a completely unrelated topic, former USA midfielder Kerry Zavagnin (Kansas City) announced today that he will retire at the end of the season.

Also, another salary update: Kansas City's Josh Wolff is at $200,000.

By Steve Goff  |  August 14, 2008; 3:14 PM ET
Categories:  MLS  
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Comments

Where was Z before the Wizards? He really felt like an MLS original, even though he was there starting in 2000.

Posted by: Der Kaiser | August 14, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Rev's begins to down hill if they bring Benny there. Can't wait.

Posted by: td | August 14, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

When does the MLS transfer window close? And will DCU pick up a second hand striker?

Posted by: Anthony The Great | August 14, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

He almost was an original - started in 1997 with MetroBulls - dipped back into the A-League with Lehigh Valley and hooked up with the Wizards for a very productive career.

Good guy - full credit to him - there's a very short list of MLS players who drop down a division and come back to MLS, much less the National Team.

He's the kind of guy who should get a testimonial match, if they had those over here.

Posted by: AM | August 14, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if my "pithy" comment at the reserve game was the cause. Nah, probably not.

Posted by: JSF | August 14, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Josh Wolff's not worth $200,000. For all the time he spent in Germany, much in the 2nd Bundesliga, I think he scored three goals.

Posted by: Bill in Md. | August 14, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Benny is flying to Denmark according to this article. Seems to be pretty legit.

http://www.noshortcorners.com/

Posted by: Randomher0723 | August 14, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

I feel like either would be a good move for Benny. He's the best shot the US has at producing a true playmaking midfielder in the near future (Adu is a withdrawn forward, and shouldn't be burdened with the defensive responsibilities of a midfielder). Hopefully a move out of the god-awful Derby style of play will help get his confidence back up.

Posted by: psps23 | August 14, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Oh great! Now people have intimate knolwedge of Feilhaber's travel itinerary. I wonder if they have restraining orders in shiny, happy Denmark.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | August 14, 2008 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Being a soccer blog has become competitive now.

Posted by: Randomher0723 | August 14, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Him playing in Denmark is a much better move IMO.

Posted by: strago | August 14, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Confirmed by his agent that he is in Denmark

Posted by: Randomher0723 | August 14, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

It is convenient that the Gals play on Thursday next week as well, as it permits Beckham to make a little side trip to Beijing over the weekend:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/2008/08/14/david-beckham-and-led-zeppelin-s-jimmy-page-to-close-beijing-olympics-115875-20696807/

Posted by: The Jeff | August 14, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Wolff is garbage. He gets himself into position all the time and does nothing.

Posted by: CY | August 14, 2008 6:54 PM | Report abuse

Has Wolff scored yet? They're really paying him that much?

Posted by: KB | August 15, 2008 2:57 AM | Report abuse

I never rated wolf very high, at least his value went down from the $425K he was making when he left MLS, but a forward that does not score many goals should not be making $200K, not sure what all these teams see in that guy.

Posted by: GLD431 | August 15, 2008 8:29 AM | Report abuse

How much was Wolff making over at 1860 Munich? $200,000 seems quite good for an aging striker.

Posted by: kevin | August 15, 2008 9:05 AM | Report abuse

Who are the highest paid players in MLS after the Designated Players? Also, who are the highest paid U.S. players abroad?

Posted by: irene | August 15, 2008 9:06 AM | Report abuse

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