Explain Benny Feilhaber’s 2015 and I’ll buy you a sandwich. There’s simply no way to understand how a very good player finds his scoring touch at 30 years old, adding to a playmaking repertoire that’s existed for a while.
Feilhaber did it again on Friday, lifting Sporting KC to a 3-1 win with a free kick and a converted penalty kick. With the win, KC moves four points clear of the playoff drop.
His career high for goals in a season before 2015? Five. Single-season assist high? Seven.
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This year? 10 and 14… with plenty of time to spare.
Enjoy his free kick, which initially looked like it was a wall mistake. But consider that he pushed an arrow past the last man on the wall, and hit it with such velocity that the keeper couldn’t get to his post to stop it.