BC's Alejandro Bedoya Added To U.S. Gold Cup Roster

CARSON CA - JANUARY 22: Alejandro Bedoya #7 United States is held by Eugenio Mena #2 of Chile against of the during the friendly soccer match at The Home Depot Center on January 22 2011 in Carson California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Former Boston College midfielder has gotten called up by the U.S. men's national soccer team and will replace the New England Revolution's Benny Feilhaber on the roster. Feilhaber injured his ankle in the Revolution's 1-0 loss to the Galaxy.

Bedoya was expected to be named to the United States' 23-man roster when it was announced last week, but he initially didn't make the cut. It took less than a week for Bedoya to find himself on the men's national team roster, though this comes at the Revs' Feilhaber's expense.

"Bedoya will be expected to give the Americans some width in the attack during the tournament. The team's only other true winger is the much-maligned Robbie Rogers so Bedoya could find a home as an attacking substitute late on in matches. What will be tough for Bradley is to replace what Feilhaber brought to the team. He spent much of the last two years as the first substitute in the match on the left side of the midfield where he would pinch inside and provide the U.S. with the type of passing and possession they sometimes lack."

The Americans are playing in a friendly against Spain Saturday in Foxboro (4:30 PM), before opening up group play in the Gold Cup on Tuesday, June 7. The US will face Canada in the Gold Cup opener. The US, along with Mexico, are favored to reach the Gold Cup finals at the Rose Bowl on June 25.

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