Bedoya In The World Cup
July 2, 2014
Former Boston College men's soccer standout Alejandro Bedoya and the United States Men's National Team advanced to the Round of 16 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup before falling in extra time to Belgium, 2-1.
The United States finished second in Group G with four points and advanced over Portugal on goal differential.
The US and Belgium were scoreless in the first 90 minutes which forced 30 more minutes of extra time. Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne broke the tie in the 93rd minute and then the Red Devils added to the lead 12 minutes later with a Romelu Lukaku goal. The United States responded in the 107th minute when young Julian Green scored on his first touch of the game. A flurry of late equalizing chances for the stars and stripes fell short, and Belgium advanced to the quarterfinals.
Bedoya played in all four matches in the midfield and started three of them, including the contest against Belgium.
The United States' schedule is below with recaps:
Group G Standings
Below are a few articles written highlighting Bedoya's career and how he made it to Brazil.
Alejandro Bedoya's Story - "One Nation. One Team. 23 Stories."