The Nantes star put in a man of the match performance in the USA's 1-1 draw with Switzerland.
After being used in an unfamiliar defensive role in last week’s 3-2 defeat to Denmark, the Nantes ace returned to his more favoured position on the right wing, where he helped create a number of first-half chances before Brek Shea gave the visitors the lead on the stroke of the interval with a stunning free-kick.
Jozy Altidore’s 68th-minute red card put Jurgen Klinsmann’s side on the back foot, however, and, after Bedoya was substituted with 14 minutes left, the equaliser came four minutes later through Valentin Stocker.
Nevertheless, despite losing another second-half lead, it was still a respectable draw for the US against European opposition, with Bedoya rewarded with the broadcaster's man of the match award for his efforts.
One of few Americans getting regular first-team minutes in a top European league, the 38-times capped international has made himself a core member of Klinsmann’s line-up since the World Cup and supporters are now starting to realise his importance.
Bedoya was the standout, but everyone in the midfield did well in the first half. Much, much better than versus Denmark.— Benjamin Valentine (@bvalentine14) March 31, 2015
Bedoya the top performer in the first half, such a hard worker but has added a consistent end product. Dangerous— Thad Torrez (@thad4dified) March 31, 2015
Im such a huge fan of bedoya. He's the man— Bryan Christopher (@bryancboro) March 31, 2015
Best player for the USMNT in the first half, Alejandro Bedoya.— Nayib Moran (@nayibmoran) March 31, 2015
Bedoya is a lot better than I think I've given him credit for. #USMNT— Michael Rayome (@doctorhoosier) March 31, 2015
Bedoya played excellent tho— Sean C (@truferblue22) March 31, 2015
Bedoya has been immense today. He may be my favorite USMNT player right now.— Mark Dedrick (@markdedrick) March 31, 2015
Bedoya needs to be the 10 for this system. Creative, nice touch, and hard working. Everything that Michael Bradley isn't #USSoccer— Adam (@DC9AdamW) March 31, 2015
Yedlin should've been subbed in for Chandler... not Bedoya, who was the best player of the 1st half. #usmnt— Nick K. (@nickk330) March 31, 2015
We'll call Bedoya the consensus MOTM, then.— Jon Arnold (@ArnoldcommaJon) March 31, 2015
By the way, Alejandro Bedoya showed today why I wrote in my Denmark preview that he's the most underappreciated player in pool right now.— Neil W. Blackmon (@nwblackmon) March 31, 2015
Bedoya was MOTM for me. Immense, and everywhere. Zardes was the better of our two forwards, and impressive.— Mark Dedrick (@markdedrick) March 31, 2015