- U.S. National Team: MNT
- Position: Midfielder
- Date Of Birth: Jan. 19, 1985
- Height: 5-9
- Weight: 150
- Hometown: Irvine, Calif.
- Club: Sporting Kansas City
Skillful and a deft passer, Feilhaber brings vision and composure on the ball to the U.S. midfield. Those skills proved useful at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, where he came on at halftime of three of the USA’s four matches. After successive knee injuries dampened his progress, Feilhaber resurrected his career for both club and country in the second half of 2009. His efforts in the 2009 Confederations Cup demonstrated his value to the depth of the U.S. side. After alerting the soccer world to his promise with the game-winning goal in the 2007 Gold Cup, he served as a member of Peter Nowak’s squad for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, where he appeared in all three games. His European professional continues for the third season at AGF Aarhus in Denmark, where he has evolved into one of his team’s most significant goalscorers.
- Played in three of the USA’s four matches in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the coaching staff choosing to use his strengths coming off the bench
- Played in six matches in 2010 World Cup qualifying, all in the final round
- After a year-long absence from the full team, he appeared in all five matches of the 2009 Confederations Cup, including a start in the final against his native Brazil
- His full-volley from 20 yards against Mexico in the 2007 Gold Cup Final guaranteed the USA’s place in the Confederations Cup
- He served as a member of Peter Nowak’s squad for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, where he appeared in all three games
- Continuing his strong run with AGF Aarhus, he scored five goals in three games in the span of a week in September 2010 and became one of a handful of Americans to score a hat trick in Europe
A walk-on at UCLA, he went on to play 16 games in his first season with the Bruins in 2003 … In his next year, he played in every match, helping UCLA to a 14-4-2 record … Scored five goals and had three assists for 13 points as UCLA advanced to the third round of the NCAA tournament.
Born in Brazil to a Brazilian mother and Austrian father, he moved to the United States when he was six years old … One of five U.S. players featured in a photo shoot in Interview magazine before the World Cup … Lists Brazil’s legendary Garrincha as the player he most admires … Has a tattoo that reads Per ardua ad astra, Latin for “through adversity to the stars.”