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Alejandro Bedoya is coming off another solid display with the U.S. national team, and he followed it up with a solid goal for his club side Nantes in Ligue 1. 

By Alexander Abnos
April 05, 2015

Alejandro Bedoya is coming off another solid display with the U.S. national team, and he followed it up with a solid goal for his club side Nantes in Ligue 1. 

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It was an opportunistic goal for the American, as Bedoya latched on to a long throw-in in the attacking half after it deflected backward off the head of a Caen defender. Now at close range, Bedoya still had work to do to get the ball in the back of the net under pressure, but he opened the scoring with a deft finish from a tough angle at close range.

The goal is Bedoya's second of the season, with the other being his fantastic strike from long range against Paris Saint-Germain. However, it wouldn't be enough to secure the win. Caen scored in the 80th minute off a penalty, then again in the second minute of stoppage time to ensure that Bedoya's goal counted for naught. 

Fortunately for Bedoya, Nantes sits comfortably mid-table even with the loss, a long way off the drop zone. 

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