Former Boston College soccer player Alejandro Bedoya reached a milestone this month, playing in 5 of the US’s 6 matches in Copa America to reach a total of 52 caps (appearances) with the US Men’s National Team over the course of his career.
Bedoya cemented himself as a steady and reliable midfield presence for the US during their run to 4th place in the championship of the Americas. With two crucial games upcoming for the US in World Cup qualifying this fall, Bedoya seems poised to continue to climb up the all-time US appearances list.
Bedoya is tied for 45th all time in US appearances, and looks likely to climb in to the top 40 (at least) by the time all is said and done.
This fall, Bedoya will return to France to begin his fourth season with Nantes in Ligue 1, the French first division. While he’s occasionally been linked with a move to Major League Soccer, Bedoya has expressed his desire to remain in Europe for at least another season.
Bedoya played two seasons with Boston College in 2007 and 2008 after transferring from Fairleigh Dickinson. He earned a degree in marketing from CSOM in 2009 before embarking on a pro career.
He is one of two Eagles to make appearances with the US men’s national team, along with Charlie Davies, who made a number of appearances with the national team from 2007-09.