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Bedoya: From out of 'nowhere' to World Cup
The Star-Ledger, May 25th, 2010 2:36AM

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New Jersey native Alejandro Bedoya is hoping to "come out of nowhere" -- as he puts it -- and earn a spot on the USA's World Cup spot. The 23-year-old joined Swedish club Orebro after playing college ball at FDU Teaneck and Boston College. His strong play in Sweden led to his made first U.S. national team appearance USA in January against Honduras. He played one other game for the national team, against the Netherlands in March.

Bedoya, whose father, Adriano, also played collegiate soccer at FDU Teaneck before playing professionally in his native Colombia, spent his first 10 years in New Jersey. He played on the Clifton Stallions, a top youth club team, with Italy striker Giuseppe Rossi and Danny Szetela, who has bounced around MLS. Then moved to South Florida before returning to New Jersey for college.

"Obviously, I’ve always dreamt of playing at the highest level," Bedoya said. "I’ve still got a ways to go, but the past year and a half ... it’s a great journey, I would say."

Bedoya hopes to see action for the USA on Tuesday when it faces the Czech Republic, after which Bradley has said he will pick his final 23 from the current 30-man camp roster.

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