In last Saturday's game, Bedoya played his first game for the USMNT and showed that he is the REAL DEAL! At a time when other midfielders were erratic and lacking quality, Bedoya showed that he is up to the task. For a player making his debut, I don't think it could have gone any better. Well, perhaps if he had been able to get a flicked header on Davis' cross at the end of the game it would have been the icing on the cake. Just in 30 minutes on the field, Bedoya showed A LOT! Alejandro's first touch is golden, his passes are crisp and accurate, he's got good movement and made good runs, showed good positioning, closed down and defended well, he battled, and above all, showed good awareness, made good decisions, and showed a great level of composure AND WAS VERY INVOLVED IN THE GAME in his first cap! All these qualities will serve the USMNT in THIS World Cup -- not 4 years from now like the commentators were saying. We need quality midfielders that can hold the ball under pressure and make good decisions. An example of his quality was at the 86:00 minute mark -- McCarty made a pass to him and even with two Honduras player converging on him within 5 yards, he made a quick little touch to control the ball, and then made a very good pass to Casey (instead of the negative passes that we normally see!) With one touch and a quick pass, he difused that pressure and opened up space for his teammate. That is what we need more of for THIS World Cup. When players were asked who showed well in camp, the answer that came up frequently was "Bedoya". If you haven't erased the Honduras game, go back and watch him for the last 30 minutes, and you will be watching a highly technical, quality player. At this point, Bradley needs to feature him for the next couple of games to see how he builds on his debut performance. He shoudl START, not be subbed in. Because Bedoya IS the real deal -- for THIS World Cup!