Thursday, January 17, 2008

Tribe Calls, Derby Hangs Up

Relegation-bound EPL (suck it Barclay's!) squad Derby rejected a proposed transfer from Israeli squad Maccabi Tel Aviv for Benny Feilhaber. Benny, who played at UCLA, is one of the many Americans playing in the EPL cellar. Well, playing isn't quite the right. He has only managed to take the field in 8 matches thus far only starting one.

Feilhaber also happens to be of Jewish descent. Couple that with an ability to play soccer well and how could Maccabi not approach! Alas, it was not to be.

However, Derby executives did say that there has been other interest in Feilhaber.

"There is a lot of interest in Benny in the MLS in the States and it is something that is likely to be pursued, therefore we feel it is in the best interests of the club and the player to get him back with us."

Going back to the MLS? Honestly, that can't be a good move for a twenty-two year-old. He needs to stay in a league where he will constantly be challenged by players better than him. The MLS can't provide that for him. He needs to go back to Germany or play in Holland to get playing time.


Bigus Dickus said...

Maybe he is just not good enough. Just like Donovan.

Ian said...

Anyone who has ever listened to the Benny and Sascha podcasts is rooting like crazy for him to go Chivas USA.