Midfielder Alejandro Bedoya, one of the players surprisingly left out of head coach Bob Bradley's original 23-man Gold Cup roster, will join the team after all.
Benny Feilhaber of the New England Revolution injured his ankle during his game against the L.A. Galaxy on Saturday and will be sidelined for about a month. Insert Bedoya, who aside from Clint Dempsey, is celebrating one of the finest seasons abroad by any American. He already has four goals and a pair of assists in his first nine games. The Boston College product can play centrally, but he's certainly more of a threat on the wing.
So, you may say: Bedoya is officially off Bradley's "snub" list. Incorrect. Bedoya was still snubbed when Bradley extended invites to Freddy Adu and Robbie Rogers. He should walk into camp thankful for the opportunity, but probably with a little chip on his shoulder, too.
It was tough to say whether Adu or Rogers would've seen a lick of PT, anyway. But, if Bedoya can replicate the form he's displayed in the last month in Sweden at this week's camp in Cary, N.C., then it would be hard for Bradley to leave him on the pine in the next month.