HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a Designated Player on August 3, 2016 after Philadelphia secured No. 1 spot in Allocation Ranking Order.
Alejandro Bedoya is a versatile and technically gifted midfielder, who has been a regular starter for the US national team under Jurgen Klinsmann. Bedoya can play either on the wing or in the middle and is known for his fantastic work rate, soccer IQ and passing ability.
INTERNATIONAL: Bedoya continues to be an indispensable option for USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, coming in with 53 career caps over the last seven years. Bedoya, who was born in Englewood, N.J., appeared in all four World Cup matches for the USMNT in 2014, and was a driving force in the team’s semifinal run during the 2016 Copa America Centenario. Overall, he’s scored two goals and handed out eight assists in his international career.
OUTSIDE MLS: Bedoya joins the Union from FC Nantes of France’s Ligue 1. He originally joined the club in August of 2013, and immediately made an impact for the newly-promoted club by playing in 31 league games and registering five goals. Overall, during his three years in France, Bedoya played in 87 league games and scored 11 goals. He also added three goals in nine cup games. Bedoya has also had professional time with Helsinborgs IF (2012-13), Rangers FC (2011-12) and Orebo SK (2009-11). Bedoya signed with Sweden’s Orebo after a successful collegiate career at Boston College. He spent one year in Scotland before returning to the Allsvenskan (the top flight of Swedish football), with Helsinborg.
COLLEGE: Played at Farleigh Dickinson University and Boston College.