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Santiago Bedoya checks in after his trial in Sweden
   August 17, 2010 (3:09 PM) by Matt Benson

The guys over at Yanks Abroad chatted up with Alejandro Bedoya’s younger brother, Santiago Bedoya, after his trial with his brother’s team Orebro SK.

While it took him a couple of days to get his confidence up, he learned what he needed to work on if he wants to become a professional in Europe.

“It was really good actually,” Bedoya told YA. “It was a good experience more than anything else. I think I did well overall for the most part.”

In Sweden, Bedoya felt he played well but he was given a clear indication of what areas of his game need to be improved on before he turns professional.

“I definitely feel that I could have done better,” Bedoya recalled. “But it was a good eye-opening experience in the sense that it really showed me what I really have to work on. For example, I would say that my fitness and stamina was up to their level. I could definitely keep up with their speed and I was one of the faster guys but my touch would let me down a few times.”

Santiago said it helped to have his brother on the squad and that he is undecided on whether he will head to Europe or stay in the US with the MLS after his season at Northeastern University.

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Friendly Roundup
   July 25, 2010 (1:39 AM) by Matt Benson

A bunch of guys in action in the last couple days as they prepare for the upcoming season in the next few weeks.

Maurice Edu and Rangers are down in Australia and defeated Blackburn Rovers, 2-1, with Edu scoring Rangers’ first goal.  They take on Sydney FC on Wednesday.

Continuing with the Glasgow theme, Celtic defeated English League Two side Lincoln City, 4-1, with Dominic Cervi getting the start and playing 74 minutes.

Moving on to Germany, Daniel Williams played 90 minutes in SC Freiburg’s 2-1 loss to Bundesliga rivals Werder Bremen.

Staying in Germany, Jermaine Jones came on as a second half sub in Schalke’s 3-1 win over newly promoted second-division side Erzgebirge Aue.

Michael Bradley played the first half in Borussia Mönchengladbach’s 2-1 victory over VVV Venlo of the Eredivisie.

Aston Villa’s trip to Dublin ended with a 2-1 loss to reigning League of Ireland champions Bohemians.  Brad Friedel made a clearing mistake, which led to the first goal of the game, while Eric Lichaj got the start and played the first half.

Stuart Holden and Bolton Wanderers returned to England where they drew to League One club Rochdale, 1-1.  Holden got the start and went the full 90 minutes.

And two other tidbits of information:

Promising defender Gale Agbossoumonde will be returning to Sporting Braga this season.  The club decided to exercise an option in his contract to keep him for another season.  Agbossoumonde will return to Braga after competing in this week’s upcoming Milk Cup for the US.

And finally, Alejandro Bedoya’s younger brother, Santiago Bedoya, will go on trial with his brother’s club Orebro.  The trial begins this weekend and will run until August 6.  Since it is only a trial, he won’t lose his NCAA eligibility and he can return for his senior season at Northeastern University if nothing pans out.

Categories: Brad Friedel, Danny Williams, Dominic Cervi, Eric Lichaj, Gale Agbossoumonde, Jermaine Jones, Maurice Edu, Michael Bradley, Santiago Bedoya
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