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Alejandro Bedoya
Men's National Team

Alejandro Bedoya

Midfielder Caps/Goals - 65/2
  • Date of Birth

  • Height / Weight

    6-0 / 160

  • Hometown

    Weston, Fla.

  • Club

    Philadelphia Union

A pacey winger with technical ability, positional savvy and the ability to set-up or strike a goal, Bedoya has steadily risen to prominence with both club and country since joining Scottish Premier League side Rangers in 2011. Following his prominent role at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, he has emerged as one of the key players in the new cycle. He was part of the USA’s preliminary 30-man roster for the 2010 FIFA World Cup but did not make the trip to South Africa. In 2011, Bedoya parlayed an impressive showing during the USA’s run to the CONCACAF Gold Cup final into his career-launching move to Rangers and was again a driving force for the USA’s Gold Cup run in 2013, as he scored his first international goal in a warm-up friendly against Guatemala and supplied the winning assist to Brek Shea in the final against Panama to help the U.S. claim its fifth tournament title.

  • Played in all four matches at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, starting three
  • A finalist for the 2014 U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year award
  • Started nine of 12 matches for the U.S. in 2013, including playing a pivotal role in the team’s capture of the CONCACAF Gold Cup title and finishing atop its World Cup qualifying group for the third consecutive cycle
  • Put himself on the map in 2011 with an eye-catching performance at the Gold Cup, helping the U.S. reach the tournament final
  • Trained with both the U.S. U-20 and U-23 National Teams while still in school at Boston College
  • Extended his contract with Nantes in Ligue 1 through the 2018-19 season

2015: Named to 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup roster... Has played and started in two games this year... Made his first start of the year against Switzerland in a friendly on March 31... 2014: Made a single year career-high 11 starts, and equaled his highest number of appearances (12) in a year … Started three matches in the World Cup, including the Round of 16 game against Belgium … Appeared in all three of the group stage matches, starting the opener for the U.S. against Ghana on June 16 and the second game against Portugal on June 22, and coming on as a second-half sub against Germany ... Scored the game-winner in the 1-0 win against Czech Republic on Sept. 3 in Prague … 2013: Had a breakout year, starting nine of the 12 matches he appeared in and scoring his first international goal in a 6-0 friendly win against Guatemala in a warm up for the CONCACAF Gold Cup … Started three of the USA’s final four games at the Gold Cup and served up the winning assist (his first for the U.S. MNT) to Break Shea in the final against Panama to help the team secure its fifth tournament title … Started five of the team’s final six matches of the year, including the first three World Cup Qualifiers of his career … 2012: Did not feature for the MNT … 2011: Made seven appearances for the USA including five straight in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the final three of which were starts … Played in a pair of friendlies against Chile and Spain … 2010: Received his first cap with the U.S. MNT on Jan. 23, coming on as a second half sub in a 3-1 loss to Honduras … Went on to make five more appearances for the U.S., including his first start on Aug. 10 against Brazil … First Appearance: Jan. 23, 2010, vs. Honduras First Goal: July 6, 2013, vs. Guatemala


2014: Earning a regular role, he finished the 2013-14 campaign with 31 appearances and five goals … Scored a cracker against league leaders PSG on Dec. 6 … 2013: Joined newly promoted Nantes in France … Made Ligue 1 debut against PSG … 2012: Finished the 2011-2012 Scottish Premier League season with Rangers … As the Glasgow club entered administration, took short term deal with Helsingborg of Sweden … Scored two goals in the UEFA Europa League action with Swedish club … 2011: Joined Glasgow Rangers from Orebro … Made his league debut on Aug. 28 … 2010-2009: Joined Orebro of Sweden, making his club debut on April 6, 2009

College:

Was a two-time All-American (2007, 2008) at Boston College after transferring from Fairleigh Dickinson University … Voted first team All-ACC as a senior after posting six goals and seven assists and was one of the 15 initial finalists for the MAC Herman Trophy … Played in and started all 21 games for BC as a junior … 

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