Alejandro Bedoya

  • DOB April 29, 1987
  • Age 37
  • Place of birth Englewood, New Jersey
  • POSITION Midfielder
  • HEIGHT 5'10"
  • WEIGHT 160
  • U.S. CAPS 58
  • CLUB Philadelphia Union
  • TWITTER @alebedoya17 (244K followers)
  • Current ASN 100 Rank 78
  • Previous ASN 100 Rank 66
The Philadelphia Union captain had a nice career in Europe in Sweden, then with Rangers in Scotland, and also in Nantes before returning home.

On December 22, 2009, Bedoya received his first call up to train with the senior United States national team. Training in Carson, California began for Bedoya and the other players called up on January 4, 2010, leading up to a friendly match in Carson against the Honduras national team on January 23. In the 61st minute of this match, when the U.S. was down 3–0 and was playing with ten men, Bedoya earned his first senior cap. Bedoya was named to the preliminary 30-man roster for the 2010 World Cup and played against the Czech Republic in a tune-up friendly, but was cut from the final 23-man roster. He earned his first international start in a friendly against Brazil in August 2010. He was added to the 23-man roster for the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup when Benny Feilhaber was unable to play due to an injury sustained while playing for his club team, the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer.

On July 5, 2013, Bedoya scored his first international goal in a friendly match against Guatemala at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. He was included in the United States roster for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, helping the national side to its first Gold Cup championship in six years.vHe was part of the United States squad at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and played in all four of the U.S. games.

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