The biography of USMNT World Cup soccer player Alejandro Bedoya who plays his club soccer for Philadelphia in MLS.
Caps: 66 | Goals: 2
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. In August 2016, Bedoya transferred to Philadelphia.
College: Played his Freshman and Sophomore seasons at Farleigh Dickinson before transferring to Boston College. Won a high school state championship in Florida.
Started against Serbia on Jan 27 and subbed on against Jamaica on Feb 3. Subbed on against Honduras in World Cup qualifying on Mar 24 and against Panama in Mar 28. Subbed on against Trinidad & Tobago on Jun 8 and against Ghana on Jul 1. Started against Panama on Jul 8 in the Gold Cup opener where he served as captain. Subbed on against Martinique on Jul 12. Started against Nicaragua on Jul 15. Subbed on against Panama in the Oct 6 World Cup qualifier. Subbed on against Portugal on Nov 14.
Started the World Cup qualifier against Guatemala on Mar 25. Started against Puerto Rico on May 22 and Ecuador on May 25. Started against Bolivia on May 28. Started in the Copa Centenario opener against Colombia on Jun 4 and against Costa Rica on Jun 7. Started against Paraguay on Jun 11. Started against Ecuador in the Copa Centenario quarterfinals on Jun 16. Started against Colombia in the 3rd-place game on Jun 25. Started the World Cup qualifier against St Vincent and the Grenadines on Sep 2 and Trinidad & Tobago on Sep 6.
Started against Denmark on Mar 25 and Switzerland on Mar 31. Started against Panama on Jul 13 at the 2015 Gold Cup and the quarterfinal against Cuba on Jul 18. Started the Gold Cup semifinal against Jamaica on Jul 22. Started the Sep 5 friendly against Peru and the Sep 8 friendly against Brazil.
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, Honduras on Oct 14, and Colombia on Nov 14. Started against Ireland on Nov 18.
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.
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.
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.
Won the Eastern Conference with the Union, advancing to MLS Cup.
Finished 2nd in the East, advancing to the Conference final.
A Supporters' Shield winning season with Philadelphia, exiting the playoffs in the opening round.
32 games, finishing 5th and making it to the conference semifinals.
Missed one regular season game, finishing 6th and exiting in the knockout round.
Missed the playoffs with the Union, playing in 28 games.
Finished 14th with Nantes. Left Nantes for Philadelphia in Aug 2016.
Played in 28 games scoring three goals, finishing in 14th-place with Nantes.
Signed with Nantes in France's Ligue 1. Finished 13th.
Played in 12 games with Helsingborgs scoring 5 goals and finishing 5th in the Allsvenskan.
9 games for Helsingborgs finishing 6th in the Allsvenskan.
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.
Regular for Orebro, with the club finishing 3rd in the Allsvensken and qualifying for the Europa League.
Signed with Sweden's Orebro out of college. He made 25 appearances and scored three goals in his first season with the club.