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Benny Feilhaber Talks to FIFA About Brazil Dream

The 29-year-old Brazilian-American may be a longshot to make Jurgen Klinsmann’s World Cup squad, but he’s still pushing for a coveted seat on the plane to Sao Paolo.
BY Josh Deaver Posted
February 20, 2014
9:52 AM
  • Check out this piece over at FIFA.com, where national team hopeful Benny Feilhaber discussed his resurgence with Sporting KC and his hopes for a World Cup homecoming in his native Brazil. “Being there just got me excited about playing in a World Cup in front of my family and friends from back home. It’s a huge motivation.”

  • ASN’s Brian Sciaretta broke the news yesterday that Huddersfield Town midfielder Duane Holmes would be taking a one-month loan to Yeovil Town in the English Championship. "I feel now it is time I got regular minutes under my belt and Yeovil are offering that," the 19-year-old said. Hopefully the acquisition will translate to some badly needed points for the relegation candidates. The Glovers find themselves seven points from safety through 29 matches.

  • Fellow U.S. under-20 prospect, forward Amando Moreno, will also be changing scenery. It was announced Wednesday that the New York Red Bulls homegrown product had declined a contract renewal to stay in MLS, instead choosing to sign with—who else?—Club Tijuana. Moreno will join [deep breath] Gomez, Castillo, Corona, Garza, Arriola, Rodriguez and Guido as the latest member of the American Xolos.

  • Yeah, about that March 5 Ukraine friendly…
  • For all the advanced metrics geeks out there, sink your teeth into this interesting piece on quantifying shot-to-goal conversion data. Very smart stuff here.

  • Some eyebrow-raising quotes have begun to surface from the recently concluded MLS media tour, most of which center around the Seattle Sounders organization. Coming off a disappointing end to the season, it appears locker room discord may have been part of the problem. “I think the blame lands on just about everybody,” Brad Evans told FOX Sports. “I think it lands on individuals who were involved in certain situations. I think it lands the captain at the time for not getting right in the locker room.”

  • Stop everything and watch the video below. A trailer was released Wednesday for “Next Goal Wins,” a documentary following American Samoa—the “Worst Team in the World,” which famously lost 31-0 against Australia in 2001—and its coach, the hardscrabble American Thomas Rongen. Like the upcoming Bob Bradley project(s), this looks fantastic.

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