Americans Abroad Notes: Adu makes Bahia gameday roster; Bedoya scores, delivers assist; and more

Americans Abroad Notes: Adu makes Bahia gameday roster; Bedoya scores, delivers assist; and more

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Americans Abroad Notes: Adu makes Bahia gameday roster; Bedoya scores, delivers assist; and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Freddy Adu may not have to wait much longer to make his Bahia debut.

Adu was named to Bahia’s 18-man game-day roster for their road fixture against Juazeirense on Sunday, and the Brazilian Cup match could see Adu get his first taste of action since joining the club last month. If Adu were to play, the game would also mark his first competitive appearance since Oct. 20.

Bahia are currently in first place in Group A of the Baiano competition but a win is needed on Sunday to guarantee that they maintain their two-point lead over Botafogo, who are set to face Group B leaders Vitoria Da Conquista.

Here are more Americans Abroad notes:

BEDOYA SCORES, SETS UP GOAL IN HELSINGBORG ROUT

Helsingborg IF cruised to their second victory of the Allsvenskan season on Thursday, and Alejandro Bedoya played a big part making that happen.

Bedoya scored a goal and had an assist as Helsingborg went on the road and routed Norrkoping, 4-1. Bedoya scored his first of the season with a driven left-footed shot from distance that found the bottom corner of the goal in the 48th minute, and he then set up Helsingborg’s final tally with a pass from the left at the hour-mark.

You can see Bedoya’s goal and assist here:

KLJESTAN CAPS SCORING WITH BEAUTIFUL BLAST IN ANDERLECHT VICTORY

As far as aesthetics go, Sacha Kljestan’s most-recent strike could not have been much better.

Kljestan capped the scoring in RSC Anderlecht’s 3-0 win over Lokeren on Wednesday, rifling a curling shot from 25 yards out that caromed off the crossbar. The 38th-minute goal was Kljestan’s second of the season and his first since a 6-1 triumph over Club Brugge on Nov. 11.

You can see Kljestan’s goal here.

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Expecting Adu to make his Bahia debut this weekend? Impressed with Bedoya’s finish? How many times have you watched Kljestan’s beautiful blast?

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