United States Men’s National Team Head Coach Bruce Arena announced Saturday night that midfielder Alejandro Bedoya will be returning to Philadelphia from international duty with the United States Men’s National Team due to the birth of his second child.
Bedoya was with the United States Men’s National Team in the group stage of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Bedoya earned his 62nd, 63rd and 64th international caps while he was with the USMNT in this year’s Gold Cup. Bedoya wore the Captain’s armband for the United States in their 1-1 draw against Panama in Nashville.
In his most recent match on Saturday night, Bedoya wore the armband again for the United States and recorded two assists in the USMNT 3-0 win over Nicaragua, clinching the group win. In the victory, Bedoya was named Man of the Match by both CONCACAF and the United States Men's National Team.
For the Union, Bedoya has worn the Captain’s armband in every match he’s appeared in Philadelphia this season. Since May 6, the Union own a 5-1-0 record in Bedoya’s last six starts. The midfielder has recorded two assists in that stretch, including a game-winning assist on June 24 against D.C. United.
Philadelphia will return to action this week when they hit the road to take on Montreal Impact on Wednesday, then go straight to Columbus for an Eastern Conference clash on Saturday.