Bruce Arena is bringing in his big guns for the Gold Cup knockout stage, but should he?

By any measure, Bruce Arena’s 23-man group for this CONCACAF Gold Cup’s group stage was almost universally underwhelming. They needed an 88th minute goal against Nicaragua to go up 3-0 just to win their group, one that should have been fairly routine to win. So Bruce Arena, faced with the dilemma of winning the tournament versus learning more about new players who could fill...
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July 17, 2017  |  Discuss

USMNT and Panama battle to 1-1 draw in Gold Cup opener

The United States men’s national team started the 2017 Gold Cup on Saturday afternoon with a frustrating, disappointing and dispiriting 1-1 draw against Panama in Nashville. It was the fourth straight 1-1 draw in competitive competition between the two teams, and like the previous three matches (dating back to the 2015 Gold Cup group stage), it left much to be desired.One could...
Via The Comeback
July 08, 2017  |  Discuss

A lot of new faces will get a shot with the USMNT at this year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup

Everyone had prepared for Bruce Arena to name a very unconventional 23-man CONCACAF Gold Cup roster. Arena is still feeling around for what he has and wanted to use the Gold Cup as a tournament to look at some of the more overlooked players to see if there are some diamonds in the rough for the rest of World Cup Qualifying and maybe in Russia next year.But Arena wasn’t messing...
Via The Comeback
June 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Kicking It: At the quarter mark of the MLS season nothing is certain

Hello and welcome to 'Kicking it' with Demetrius Bell and Megan Armstrong, two of Yardbarker's most discerning soccer specialists. Lots to cover this week, so let’s get right to it. Last time we talked we wondered if the Galaxy could turn it around, but maybe it’s the Rapids we should be more worried about as they’ve dropped five in a row just as the grind of the season sets...
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May 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Arena plays it safe with USMNT World Cup Qualifying roster

Bruce Arena has revealed his roster for the U.S. Men’s National Team’s crucial World Cup Qualifying matches this March against Honduras and Panama. Here it is, via the US Soccer website: GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Middlesbrough/ENG), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake) DEFENDERS (8): DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin/GER)...
Via The Comeback
March 15, 2017  |  Discuss

The Philadelphia Union's Record Transfer Makes Them MLS Cup Playoff Contenders

After a couple days of anticipation, it’s official: USA national team player Alejandro Bedoya will be joining the Philadelphia Union. After failing to sign the New Jersey native last summer, Philadelphia finalized the deal on the stroke of the MLS transfer deadline this past Wednesday. The midfielder has played for Nantes in Ligue 1 since 2013/2014 and scored five goals in his...
Via The Sports Quotient
August 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Brief respite gives Alejandro Bedoya space to flourish with Nantes

Six quiet days around Christmas provided Alejandro Bedoya with a desperately needed chance to take stock.The United States midfielder spent the final few months of last year fighting his body and struggling to reach his best form. One thing piled up after the other: the fatigue from playing three years without a summer break, the knee injury at the end of the previous season that...
Via FOX Sports
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Bedoya: future of U.S. soccer

Grantland featured former Eagle Alejandro Bedoya Tuesday and wrote that he is model for U.S. Soccer and reinforces Jürgen Klinsmann's desire to have his players playing in Europe's best leagues and not MLS. The BC-connection to it all was that Bedoya elected to play in Sweden after finishing up at BC because of another Eagle Charlie Davies. His friend prepared him for the social...
Via Eagle in Atlanta
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

USA midfielder Alejandro Bedoya relishes chance to meet Colombia at last

LONDON Duty and heritage conflicted once before for the Bedoya family. Colombia traveled to Chester, Pa. four years ago for a friendly against the U.S. national team. Alejandro earned place in the matchday squad after working his way back into the frame after the World Cup. He stood poised to play for his country against the country of his parents, his grandparents and his family...
Via FOX Sports
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jermaine Jones, Alejandro Bedoya in collision with each other (Video)

The United States had a frightening moment in the second half against Germany on Thursday when midfielders Jermaine Jones and Alejandro Bedoya collided near the top of the German box. The two players appeared to smack heads with each other before they each fell to the turf. Trainers came out to examine both Jones and […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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