The Conclusion: Feilhaber to Denmark

15 08 2008

Well, it’s over…now we know: Benny has signed with Aarhus Denmark.

Feilhaber signs with AGF Aarhus: “

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U.S. Olympic team midfielder Benny Feilhaber has completed a move to Danish club AGF Aarhus, leaving English club Derby County for his third European team in three seasons.

Feilhaber, who came off the bench for the U.S. Olympic team in the recent Olympic tournament, spent a disappointing season at Derby County, where he struggled mightily for playing time. His summer was spoiled by a knee injury suffered in the Under-23 Toulon Tournament in France, but he worked his way back in time to become a part of the U.S. Olympic Team.

As for his flirtation with Major League Soccer, in the end MLS could not compete financially with AGF Aarhus. Financial terms of Feilhaber’s agreement with the Danish club have not been disclosed. He now joins fellow american Jeremiah White at the Danish club.

What do you think of Feilhaber’s move? Sad to see him go somewhere other than a big European league? Think Denmark is a good place to rebuild his confidence and career? Happy as can be that he didn’t wind up with the New England Revolution?

Share your thoughts below.

(Via Soccer By Ives.)

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3 responses

16 08 2008
Dannysh

Have you seen that Danish nazi Anders Gravers lately?

16 08 2008
JeffSoccer

I have a question for you. How is this germane to soccer, in general, or to Feilhaber signing with a Danish club? Is Anders Gravers somehow connected to AGF Aarhus? Are you suggesting that Feilhaber should boycott football clubs in Western European countries where xenophobic, anti-Islamist movements are gaining traction? Some of what Anders Gravers has said is unquestionably objectionable but I’m not sure how it’s relevant.

(For our readers who are unfamiliar, Gravers is part of a political movement that in Western Europe that rightfully objects to the sexism, homophobia, anti-Semitic, etc., of the extremist radical islamist movement but unfortunately does so by casting a xenophobic, much-too-wide net over Muslim immigrants in Western Europe.)

Unless Gravers is connected to this particular club or league somehow, I see no reason why he shouldn’t play there. On the contrary, I would hope that he would play there, hope that he shines and then, having captured the Danish public’s attention, that he speaks out against both radical Islam taking root in Europe AND against reactionary Islamophobia. I would hope that he’d serve as a role model and a public educator, encouraging people to learn about:
-what Islam truly is
-how damaging and violent extremists who use a belief in a God (or the opposition to a belief in a God) as the foundation for their hateful, intellectually bankrupt agenda are
-and how corrosive a misguided/misexecuted governmental intervention can be in such situations, particularly if it lacks sociocultural corrective support (or how dangerous a governmental system that could even attempt one would be).

31 08 2008
carina

i thougt he is JUDE

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