Great article from the Boston Globe:
That’s something of a Feilhaber family trait. His father’s father was an Austrian who concluded in 1938 that it wasn’t the best place to be Jewish and departed for Brazil, where Feilhaber’s parents were born.
He grew up in Rio de Janeiro, speaking Portuguese and English and playing futsal , the five-a-side indoor game that develops quick feet and ball skills. Next stop was Scarsdale, N.Y., then Houston, then Cos Cob, Conn., then nearby Wilton, then Irvine, Calif. Always, Feilhaber had a ball at his foot.