Alejandro Bedoya withdraws from US national team camp with injury

Philadelphia Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya has withdrawn from the US national team camp ahead of this month's international friendlies, after straining a rib muscle in MLS play over the weekend.

US Soccer announced Bedoya's withdrawal on Monday, ahead of Friday's match against Cuba in Havana -- the two sides' first friendly meeting on Cuban soil since 1947.

Bedoya was injured and had to be subbed off in the 52nd minute of the Union's 3-2 loss to the New York Red Bulls on Saturday. His withdrawal leaves US coach Jurgen Klinsmann with 22 players available for Friday's match and a friendly against New Zealand on October 11 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.