Bedoya joins US camp as possible Feilhaber replacement
A new face is set to join United States national team camp as Alejandro Bedoya was due to arrive in Cary, N.C., on Monday night as a possible replacement for injured Benny Feilhaber on the CONCACAF Gold Cup roster.
The Örebro SK midfielder has not officially taken the New England Revolution man's spot, however, as US head coach Bob Bradley has until 24 hours before the Americans' opener against Canada on June 7 in Detroit to officially make the switch.
Feilhaber injured his ankle during a 1-0 loss to the LA Galaxy this past Saturday and hopes to recover in time. If he does not, wide midfielder Bedoya will fill in, likely as an option for Bradley off the bench.
Örebro do not have another match until June 13, so Bedoya will not miss any action with his Swedish club while participating in the pre-tournament camp and Saturday's friendly with Spain at Gillette Stadium. He has four goals through nine matches so far in the Allsvenksan season.
The 24-year-old Bedoya has seven caps for the USMNT and was part of Bradley's 30-man preliminary roster before last summer's World Cup. The Miami-raised midfielder made his last appearance for the US in January's friendly with Chile.
As of Monday night, Feilhaber had not joined US camp as he remained in New England for evaluation.