2014 (Columbus): Selected in with the third round (No. 45 overall) of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft by Columbus Crew SC … Made 16 MLS appearances -- seven starts and nine substitute appearances – and scored two goals during his rookie season with Columbus … Debuted in 2014 season opener on March 8 … Came on for an injured Jairo Arrieta in the first half at the New York Red Bulls on July 12 and scored his first MLS goal … Made first MLS start vs. Montreal on July 19 … Playoffs: Made playoffs debut as halftime substitute in second leg of Eastern Conference semifinal series at New England on Nov. 9 … Open Cup: Made one appearance in fourth round vs. Indy Eleven on June 17 but was issued a red card … Other: Scored the opening goal in start at forward against Crystal Palace in international friendly on July 23.
At 6-foot-7 in stature, Bedell (pronounced: “ba-dell”), scored 23 goals and recorded 22 assists in his four-year college career at University of Detroit Mercy. In his freshmen season, he played in all 19 matches – including 17 starts – and led the team in assists with eight, tying a school single-season assist record at 10th all-time. In his sophomore season in 2011, he added three goals and four assists before a breakout season as a junior. In 2012, Bedell was named Horizon League Player of the Year, Horizon League Offensive Player of the Year and First Team All-League with his League-leading 11 goals. His five assists that season was also tied for the League-lead. In his senior season, he was selected to his second consecutive Horizon League First Team and First Team All-Horizon League. Bedell added eight goals and five assists in his final year on the Titans squad.
Bedell was a participant in the Columbus Crew’s College Combine on Dec. 14, 2013.
The Livonia, Michigan native played for the Crew Soccer Academy Wolves program in Michigan.
Bedell was a four-year varsity letter-winner at Winston Churchill High School, finishing his career with 26 goals (fourth all-time) and 31 assists (second all-time). He earned All-Michigan First Team Honors in 2009 as the Chargers were Kensington Lakes Athletic Association South Division champions in both his junior and senior seasons. Additionally, Bedell earned Scholar-Athlete awards all four years of high school and was a member of the National Honor Society.
Additionally, Bedell played with amateur club Detroit City FC (NPSL) during the summer of 2013.
Bedell is the son of Tom and Karen Bedell. In his spare time, he enjoys watching movies and sleeping. He particularly enjoys action and comedy flicks. Bedell's favorite vacation destination is Aruba and would love to travel anywhere in Europe someday. He enjoys listening to country, alternative and house music and lists Fallout Boy as his favorite band. His role model is his father and idolizes Cristiano Ronaldo's game. Outside of MLS, Bedell supports Manchester United and is a Detroit Red Wings fan. Bedell traveled to South Africa for the FIFA World Cup in 2010 as a fan and also played high school basketball.