50th Cap for Alejandro Bedoya with the USA Men’s National Team
Weston FC Alum Alejandro Bedoya recorded his 50th cap with the US Men’s national team during Tuesday night’s Copa America win against Costa Rica. Ale started and played 83 minutes in the match; we caught up with him for a brief interview.
Weston FC: First of all congratulations on the milestone. How does it feel to reach such a milestone?
Alejandro Bedoya: It feels great to reach this milestone. Growing up I always dreamed of playing with and against the best and being part of a World Cup and other competitions. I have a lot of people to thank for getting me this far and this milestone is a reflection of my hard work, discipline, and always striving to improve.
WFC: Growing up in Weston, did you ever imagine being in this position?
AB: Growing up in Weston I never really envisioned I would have come this far. I’ve come a long way and am proud to represent such a great city and club. I have many memories of playing in Weston and my favorite moments are when my family and friends from Weston have been at my games, whether it’s for a friendly, tournament, or the World Cup supporting me. I’m still just a kid from Weston and it’s still surreal to be representing my country and passion on the biggest stage.
WFC: Which one of your coaches had the biggest influence on you growing up?
AB: I would say Alvin James and Steve Ziegler were the two coaches growing up that had the biggest impact on my career. Steve was always there for me when I needed him and Alvin was always the one driving my passion to become a better footballer and the understanding of the game.
WFC: Thank you for your time; keep up the good work and best of luck Saturday against Paraguay.
AB: Anytime guys, take care.
Alejandro Bedoya and the US Men’s national team are back in action Saturday, June 11 at 7PM ET on FS1. They play against Paraguay in their final group A match. A win will send them through to the quarterfinals.