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Union extends contract of captain Bedoya

Field Level Media
28 Feb 2020, 07:55 GMT+10

Veteran midfielder and team captain Alejandro Bedoya agreed to a two-year extension with the Philadelphia Union, it was announced Thursday.

The deal includes a club option for 2022. The 32-year-old is set to begin his fifth season with the Union, who open their 2020 schedule Saturday on the road at FC Dallas.

Bedoya, a New Jersey native, has appeared in 103 games with the Union. He scored four goals with four assists in 32 games last season and helped Philadelphia to the franchise's first playoff victory against the New York Red Bulls.

"(Alejandro) has exceeded expectations we set for him as a leader on the pitch, in the locker room, and throughout the community," Union sporting director Ernst Tanner said in a statement. "It was very important for us to ensure the captain that led us to our first playoff win remains at our club to push us forward and set an example for our young core."

Over the past seven years, Bedoya has made 66 appearances for the United States Men's National Team, scoring two goals with eight assists. He appeared in four World Cup games in 2014.

-Field Level Media

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