Whirlwind transfer lands Feilhaber in MLS
AMSTERDAM - While he waits for the whirlwind to set him down with an MLS club, fresh league catch Benny Feilhaber has revealed that the move from Danish side AGF Aarhus happened in a relative flash.
While most transfer captures unfold over the course of weeks, months, even years, the US international found himself packing to play professionally at home within 72 hours of initial contact.
"The MLS option came up only in the last few days of the transfer window," Feilhaber told MLSsoccer.com from Denmark during a break from moving duties. "It all happened pretty quickly after that."
The 26-year-old was set to run out his contract with AGF this summer and had previously listened to pitches from Europe, Mexico and his native Brazil.
However, Feilhaber has opted to forgo summer free agency to now ply his trade for stateside fans after stops with Hamburg, Derby County and AGF.
"I think it's a good time for me to come back," he stated. "In the end, it just worked out really well with the timing. I'm really excited to be coming to the US and playing in MLS."
The playmaker leaves AGF after the better part of three enjoyable seasons, with the club holding a healthy second division lead in heading to the stretch run.
"I've had a great time in Aarhus and I'll always love looking back at my time here," said Feilhaber. "I'm sure they will [be promoted to the top flight] and wish them all the best in the future. I will always be an AGF fan for the rest of my life."