Jan. 28, 2013
Former soccer standout Alejandro Bedoya was featured in the New York Times on Saturday as he tries to determine where he will continue his professional soccer career.
Bedoya is one of 25 players who are taking part in the United States Men's National Team January camp. He will suit up for the team on January 29 when the U.S. takes on Canada in an international friendly in Houston.
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Bedoya, a 25-year-old midfielder raised in Miami, has been participating this month in the United States national team's training camp. Of the 25 players invited, he was the only one not attached to a club team, having become a free agent when his short-term contract with Helsingborgs IF, the reigning champion of Sweden, expired earlier this month.
It is not that teams are not vying to sign him. Bedoya, who has also played in Scotland, has been receiving updates every morning from his agent, Lyle Yorks, about clubs coming forward with offers. As of Thursday night, he was considering opportunities from more than 15 clubs -- in Germany, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland, as well as Major League Soccer.