Feilhaber bolstered his MVP candidacy with a brace in Sporting Kansas City’s 3-1 win over FC Dallas on Friday night. It marked the midfielder’s second multi-goal effort of the season and brought his goals total to 10, which more than doubles his previous career-high. Friday’s win also propelled SKC (44 points) back into Supporters’ Shield contention as the club is now just four points behind leaders Vancouver Whitecaps FC (48 points). This marks Feilhaber’s first Player of the Week nod of 2015.
Just 11 minutes later, Feilhaber struck again – this time with a penalty kick. Sporting Kansas City was awarded the spot kick after Dom Dwyer drew contact from FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez inside the box. Feilhaber converted the penalty, securing both his brace and a crucial win for the home side (watch goal).
Sporting Kansas City returns to MLS action on Wednesday when it heads to Texas to take on the Houston Dynamo at 8:30 p.m. ET (MLS LIVE).