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What They're Saying: Bruce Arena
July 17th, 2017 2:30AM
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TAGS:  bruce arena, gold cup, men's national team


“I think those people are pretty stupid, whoever they may be. Alejandro is a very good player. In the three- or four-week period we’ve been together, he continues to demonstrate that.”

-- U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena, on detractors of Alejandro Bedoya, his captain for the Panama and Nicaragua games at the Gold Cup. (

  1. Joe Linzner
    commented on: July 17, 2017 at 10:06 a.m.
    Surprisingly, I fully agree with Mr. Arena.
  1. James Froehlich
    commented on: July 17, 2017 at 11:45 a.m.
    For me, Bedoya has always been the consummate professional. His ability to combine in short passing sequences to maintain possession has always impressed me. He is always a stabilizing element on defense and is often paired with backs whose defensive prowess is suspect. And finally, he plied his trade at the highest level possible for him. It's definitely time that he received the praise due him!
  1. Forever Blue
    commented on: July 18, 2017 at 8:15 p.m.
    Always interesting when someone is described as "a very good" player.... Sounds like a bare minimum to make the national team.

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