VIDEO: Feilhaber’s bomb puts SKC up days after USMNT omission

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We’ve been down this road with Benny Feilhaber.

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The story goes something like this: the U.S. national team head coach — previously Jurgen Klinsmann, now Bruce Arena — leaves the 32-year-old Sporting Kansas City midfielder off his latest USMNT roster, and Feilhaber proceeds to turn in dominant, nearly unplayable performances in the weeks that follow.

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On Wednesday, Arena named his first (second) squad for a competitive fixture. Absent from the 24-man list? You guessed it: Feilhaber. Three days later, Feilhaber’s response?

There’s more from Feilhaber than just a stunning strike to appreciate. Take a look below at the build-up, which sees Feilhaber present himself Matt Besler who’s about to be in trouble on the ball; there’s the controlled first touch, and the instinctive spin away from the pressure; there’s the 40-yard diagonal ball to Graham Zusi’s chest; there’s, of course, the strike which is a violent lashing through the ball. David Bingham never had a chance from more than 25 yards out.