Alejandro Bedoya – USMNT

  • Position: Midfielder
  • Date of Birth: 04/29/1987
  • College Experience: Boston College
  • Pro Team: Nantes
  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Weight: 175 lbs
  • Caps: 34
  • Goals: 2

USMNT soccer player Alejandro Bedoya. Credit: Thomas Eisenhuth - ISIPhotos.com

Alejandro Bedoya is a member of the USMNT 2014 World Cup squad.

Alejandro Bedoya is a talented midfielder who followed Boston College teammate Charlie Davies’ career path and went from the NCAA to the Swedish Allsvenskan league and eventually the USMNT.  He has become a regular at club level, catching the attention of the USMNT coaching staff in 2010.

“I’m new to the National Team and the system they have. I’m just trying to learn the system and get some experience along the way. I have to play my game and try to bring what I can do to the table. I enjoy training with these guys and learning from them. It’s been fun.” from 10 Questions With Alejandro Bedoya

Bedoya joined fellow US National Teamers Carlos Bocanegra and Maurice Edu at Rangers in the Scottish Premier League, but that club’s administrative relegation led Bedoya to Helsingborgs. After a season in Sweden, he joined Ligue 1 club Nantes.

Alejandro Bedoya USMNT Experience

2014: Started against Ukraine on Mar 5. Named to the final World Cup roster. Started against Azerbaijan on May 28th and Nigeria on June 8th. Started against Ghana in the World Cup Group G opener on June 16th. Started against Portugal in the World Cup on June 22nd. Subbed on in the second-half against Germany on June 26th. Started against Belgium in the Round of 16 on July 1st. Started against the Czech Republic on Sep 3 and scored. Started against Ecuador on Oct 10 and Honduras on Oct 14.
2013: Subbed on in the second-half against Canada on Jan 29th and Guatemala on Jul 5 where he scored his first National Team goal. Second-half sub against Belize on Jul 9. Started against Costa Rica on Jul 16, the semifinal against Honduras on Jul 24, and the final against Panama on Jul 28. Started against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Aug 14th. Started against Mexico on Sep 10. Started against Jamaica on October 11 and Panama on Oct 15. Started against Scotland on Nov 15 and Austria on Nov 19.
2011: Called into the Gold Cup squad, coming on as a second-half substitute against Spain on June 4th. Started in the Gold Cup final on Jun 25.
2010: Called into January camp, he made his first appearance for the senior squad as a 61st minute substitute against Honduras on Jan 23rd. Played against Holland on March 3rd.  Named to the 30-man provisional World Cup roster. Started against Colombia on October 12th. Started against South Africa on Nov 17th.

Alejandro Bedoya Professional Experience

2013-14: Signed with Nantes in France’s Ligue 1. Finished 13th.
2013: Played in 12 games with Helsingborgs scoring 5 goals and finishing 5th in the Allsvenskan.
2012: 9 games for Helsingborgs finishing 6th in the Allsvenskan.
2011-12: Signed a deal to leave Orebro for Rangers in January 2012. That was moved up, with Bedoya moving to the SPL team on Aug 17th, 2011. Joined Helsingborg for the end of the 2012 Swedish season, signing a short-term deal at the end of the season.
2010: Regular for Orebro, with the club finishing 3rd in the Allsvensken and qualifying for the Europa League.
2008-09: Signed with Sweden’s Orebro out of college. He made 25 appearances and scored three goals in his first season with the club.

College: Played his Freshman and Sophomore seasons at Farleigh Dickinson before transferring to Boston College. Won a high school state championship in Florida.

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