Watch: Benny Feilhaber’s beauty in Sporting Kansas City victory


Benny Feilhaber opened Sporting Kansas City’s account for the MLS season in spectacular fashion during the 2-1 victory over San Jose Earthquakes.

After drawing both of their opening two fixtures 0-0, Feilhaber opened Kansas’ account for the season with a swerving, dipping strike from outside of the area.

And San Jose goalkeeper David Bingham’s 89th-minute own-goal proved decisive as Florian Jungwirth pulled a goal back in stoppage time.

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Speaking after the match, San Jose assistant coach John Spencer paid tribute to Feilhaber’s quality.

“World class. What a hit,” he said. “I said that to him after the game. I don’t think he’ll score too many of them in his career.

“I think it helps the way the modern soccer ball is designed now. It was almost like a knuckleball. But no. It’s a wonder goal and sometimes you get beat with them.”

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