Photo by ISIphotos.com
by GIANFRANCO PANIZO
Benny Feilhaber is on fire.
A week after delivering the fastest assist in Danish Superliga history, Feilhaber continued his impressive run of form with a game-winning goal in Aarhus' 3-2 win over Randers FC on Monday. The goal, which came in the 45th minute, helped Aarhus climb to first place in the league after two games played, and was the first of Feilhaber's club career.
The American international started, played 90 minutes and received a yellow card before being subbed out in stoppage time. (Update – Here are the match highlights, including Feilhaber's goal, and a clever backheel to help set up Aarhus' second.)
Feilhaber's current form, combined with his impressive performances in the Confederations Cup and Gold Cup, is surely to earn him a call-up from U.S. men's national team head coach Bob Bradley when the United States plays Mexico at Estadio Azteca in World Cup qualifying on Aug. 12.
Feilhaber, however, has two more league games before then as Aarhus next play Odense BK on Aug. 3 and Koge six days later.
What do you think of Feilhaber's current run of form? Is he likely to start at Azteca? Pleased to finally see Feilhaber show his potential at the club level?
Share your thoughts below.
“use Holden if we need a super sub.” ccc
Way to go Ben. 90minutes and an assist and a goal, knock on wood.
I’m a big fan of this midfield–
One of the things I like about it is the versatility. While Bradley is a central mid, I can see any of the other three swapping at various times during a match to try to exploit matchup problems.
Two years ago we saw the beginnings of what could become a great partnership in Bradley and Feilhaber. Finally, two years later after a rocky expereince at the club level, perhaps Benny is ready to fulfill his potential.
I’m hoping to see Feilhaber and Bradley start at Azteca; to beat Mexico, I think we need the additional level of creativity and distribution in the midfield that Benny can provide.
And in response to previous posts…YES, it is too early to call for Benny to move to a bigger league. Let him continue to develop and get comfortable with his form, (we saw what happened with the leap to the EPL before he was ready). With continued development I would love to see him in Italy in a couple of years…
I say start Feilhaber with Bradley and bring in Clark to protect a lead and use Holden if we need a super sub. Either can sub around the 60th minute and move Dempsey up top.
Dempsey up top with Davies or Altidore n Benny on the Right leaving more space for Cherundolo or Spector to overlap.
that jp.dk website had a postgame interview with the head coach praising feilhaber and saying he was a big part of the first team plans and is a leader on the team. atleast what i could translate from my poor danish.
also i agree that the video was remarkably clear. why cant we get video like that in the states. i barely watched gold cup because of the crappy resolution i get from FSC.
Just slowly but surely with Benny, I don’t think he needs to be rushed. Stay in Denmark, make a good impression in South Africa, move on to a bigger league if the offers are there.
“That video footage is the shiz… it’s clearer than FSC’s normal broadcast. Give me at least SD that doesn’t look like it is being broadcast from the surface of the moon circa 1970”
Posted by: JCD | July 27, 2009 at 11:14 PM
Benny did great! Thant 1st goal, a double header, was pretty sweet too.
Benny Feilhaber = Paul Walker
Posted by: Guy | July 27, 2009 at 09:36 PM
I bet Benny is the better actor of the two.
Congrats Feilhaber, and I hope that is the first of many more goals to come. Its good to see that he has finally found is form, and is becoming the player the National team needs him to be. I am now hoping that he makes the World Cup team, has a great tourny and can move on to a bigger club. Even if that only mean a mid table team in England, Italy or Spain.
if Benny played LM that makes things very interesting for the nats.