Feilhaber joins MLS on transfer deadline day

Chivas USA get first crack at US mid via allocation rankings

Benny Feilhaber is on his way to MLS

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NEW YORK – US national-team midfielder Benny Feilhaber is on his way to MLS.

The
2010 World Cup player, who was recently a member of Danish
second-division club AGF Aarhus, has agreed to an MLS contract just
before Friday's international transfer deadline and will be assigned by
the MLS allocation rankings as per league rules on returning US
national-team players.

Chivas USA currently sit atop the
allocation rankings (see below) and have until Tuesday, April 19 at 5 pm
ET to evaluate whether to use its allocation position to claim
Feilhaber. The Goats may also choose to take the former UCLA player and
trade him. However, selecting Feilhaber would drop Chivas USA to the
bottom of the allocation rankings.

The move to MLS involves a
transfer fee which will be incorporated into the budget charge. However,
the budget charge represented by the player's contract and transfer fee
will not make Feilhaber a designated player.

CURRENT ALLOCATION RANKINGS (as of Friday, April 15, 2011)

1. Chivas USA

2. Philadelphia

3. New England

4. Houston

5. Toronto

6. Chicago

7. Kansas City

8. Seattle

9. Columbus

10. New York

11. Real Salt Lake

12. San Jose

13. Los Angeles

14. Dallas

15. Colorado Rapids

16. Vancouver Whitecaps

17. Portland Timbers

18. D.C. United