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Feilhaber sets up goal, suffers separated shoulder vs Houston (video)

Jun 6, 2014, 10:04 PM EDT

Benny Feilhaber, Leo Fernandes AP

World Cup veteran and Sporting KC stalwart Benny Feilhaber has left Friday night’s game against Houston with a separated shoulder.

It’s a huge blow for KC, who leads 1-0 on the road. Soony Saad scored a goal assisted by Feilhaber on the play in question.

Eric Brunner was given a yellow on the challenge to Feilhaber. The 29-year-old was racing to poke a loose ball to Saad when Brunner made a reckless tackle that felled the midfielder, who leapt and landed both hard and awkwardly on his shoulder.

Sal Zizzo replaced him.

  1. unclemosesgreen - Jun 7, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    Truly horrible tackle by Brunner, hard to understand that not being red.

  2. bobinkc - Jun 7, 2014 at 12:04 PM

    Thank you, Houston, for injuring yet another one of our players.

  3. Sgc - Jun 7, 2014 at 1:17 PM

    Not the perfect viewing angle, but I would think the Disciplinary Committee is highly likely to give that one a strong look for retrospective punishment.

    Refs really have to watch out for that “right after a give-away tackle” when a guy coughs up the ball cheaply and then lunges to try to win it back. Those are often the most ill-timed and dangerous challenges in the game.

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