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Alejandro Bedoya Called Up to USMNT

The Philadelphia Union’s captain will represent the US against Honduras and Panama in the upcoming hex matches.

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Philadelphia Union captain, midfielder, and designated player Alejandro Bedoya has been named to the United States National Team ahead of their upcoming World Cup Qualifiers. These games will be played in San Jose, California against Honduras on March 24th, and in Panama City, Panama against Los Canaleros on the 28th. These games in the hex are going to be crucial for the United States’ chances to get to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Bedoya has been a regular on the national team for the past couple of years, including starting in 3 World Cup games in 2014. This will be his 58th and 59th cap in his career should he play in both games. Bedoya will not have to miss any games for the Philadelphia Union as there is no games scheduled during the USMNT’s qualifiers.

Congratulations to Alejandro Bedoya for the call up, and good luck on the upcoming games!

Full United States National Team roster:

Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Middlesbrough), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

Defenders: DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana), Tim Ream (Fulham), Jorge Villafana (Santos Laguna), Walker Zimmerman (FC Dallas)

Midfielders: Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Jermaine Jones (LA Galaxy), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy), Dax McCarty (Chicago Fire), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund)

Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders), Bobby Wood (Hamburg)