U.S. Men's National Team

USMNT Update: Bedoya called in, Spain tickets running out and more


The U.S. men's national team is in Cary, North Carolina preparing for its upcoming friendly against Spain, as well as the looming CONCACAF Gold Cup, and here are some updates for you on this Memorial Day morning:

As reported on Sunday, Alejandro Bedoya has been called into U.S. national team camp. He was called in after Benny Feilhaber suffered an ankle injury in New England's weekend MLS match against Los Angeles. Bedoya has yet to officially replace Feilhaber, who is still undergoing tests to determine if he can play in the Gold Cup. The U.S. team has until 24 hours before its opening match (against Canada on June 7th) to decide whether to make the change.

In other USMNT news:

More than 57,000 tickets have been sold for Saturday's USA-Spain friendly at Gillette Stadium. That means fewer than 10,000 tickets are left for the match.


Here's the latest video from the USMNT camp, featuring some goals from recent training sessions:




What do you think of Bedoya being called in? Get your tickets for the Spain match already?

Share your thoughts below. 

  • hogatroge

    Agree totally… Wondo’s had exactly 1 cap to impress and he wasn’t exactly surrounded by the cream of the crop… practically everyone else in that game was in the same boat.


  • hogatroge

    I thought I heard that Rangers had been using Mo Edu in a more attacking midfield role, but I could have just made that up. I know he kinda looked lost against Argentina in that position.


  • Whitehartlane

    (SBI-Your repeated trolling about Michael Bradley has gotten to be a bit much already. Either bring something more to the discussion or move on. It’s a dead horse already.)


  • ChrisTheLSUTiger

    Too bad not enough people will read this. Maybe some of the MB haters would shut it. Nah, never mind. By the way, I like your name 🙂


  • ChrisTheLSUTiger

    And here comes whitehartlane posting at the exact same time as me to prove my point.


  • Whitehartlane




    ……….Casey…Lazy Out-the-Door

    60th minute: Freddy Adu for Convey

    DT: Preki


  • Whithartlane

    If anything I write isn’t true, than plese tell me, because it is not a “dead horse”, Mikey will play 90 vs Spain, 90 vs Canada, 90 vs Guadalupe, 90 vs Panama, 90 in quarterfinal, 90 in semifinal and 90 in final unless we lose or he gets suspended.

    If his only quality is being the best d-mid in practice, then it’s not trolling, it’s examaming the facts about Mikey, such as 0 assists in 52 matches, averaging 1 goal every 580 minutes, and no complete club matches played in 2010.

    Definition of troll:

    One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument.

    That’s not me nor what I’m doing, fact.


  • MicahK

    You always complain about trolls if you would stop acting like you were the almighty God of everything their is to know about soccer and just do not reply back to trolls that might cut down on it cause when you respond back you are trolling too. -__-


  • Dr.MonkeyArmy

    Simple fact: Bradley plays because he is better then anybody else we have at the position. He is better than Edu, deal with it.


  • Smash Famous

    I agree that you must “Do something with your 90 minutes” to garner some Nat. attention. Then in this would open up a whole different can of worms with majority of the US Gold Cup Squad. I believe there’s no need to name names here.
    Back to the question of what has Torres done to deserve a call up?
    I think he’s made 26 Total appearances for Pachuca this past season. The second half of season from January he’s made 13 appearances with 12 starts and went 90 min. 9 times. He played the WHOLE second half of the season. Granted Pachuca did not do very well this season. Again this can open up ANOTHER can of worms involving many of our Nat. team players right now. I agree he hasn’t been stellar all year, but he’s 23 getting regular starts and playing time on a club that just recently competed in the Club World Cup. It’s got to mean something.
    And to be honest not huge Mexican Primera fan, but it’s got to
    be more competitive than any of the scandanavian leagues!?!


  • Smash Famous

    I agree it’s tough to lose marquee players for fixtures because the MLS refuses to take breaks during a tourney like this. I’m not stoked to lose Landon and Ricketts. Landon up to 5 games! That seriously hurts.


  • PurpleGold

    In regards to WHL, im neither a Bradley supporter or hater, Im a USMNT supporter, thats it. But Id like to know what posseses you to want solid goalscoring stats out of a DEFENSIVE midfielder. His job isnt to put the ball in the net, which he has done actually quite well for a player of his position (see Mexico, Feb of 09). Also, to the LSUTiger, Purple Gold is for ECU, not LSU, although, I love yall’s football program.


  • Mark

    No, please sit Lazy Out-the-Door until he can get some legitimate playing time…Casey is healthy, but you have to pair him with a guy like Davies who isn’t.


  • abc

    Chandler is really good, but have you ever heard of Steve Cherundolo? He’s the captain for Hannover 96, plays pretty much every game, and they did quite well this year. Look into that.


  • hogatroge

    1 goal every 6 games for a D-mid ain’t too bad. I also believe the point PurpleGold was trying to make is that it doesn’t seem to matter that he hasn’t gotten a full club match in this year…he still looks good.


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