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Bedoya’s goal leads US past Czech Republic, 1-0

The United State men’s soccer team started the new World Cup cycle with a 1-0 victory over Czech Republic, it’s first victory against them.

In the 39th minute midfielder Alejandro Bedoya slid the ball into the lower left corner of the goal after Czech Republic goalkeeper Petr Cech deflected a Mix Diskerud shot on a breakaway. It gave the USA their sixth victory in 11 games played in 2014. They are 6-3-2 this year including the World Cup.

The 27-year-old Bedoya played in ever game for the USA at the World Cup and is likely going to be one of the key players for the 2018 squad in Russia.

But it was not your World Cup roster that was one the field. Guys like Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley and Tim Howard were not one the team, instead it was a much younger and less experienced international crew. Joe Gyau, a 21-year-old currently with Borussia Dortmund II, started upfront along with Jozy Altidore and the very young Julian Green, who made his name well known after scoring the team’s second overtime goal against Belgium in the World Cup.

Meanwhile, the USA’s 4-3-3 formation saw Joe Corona, Diskerud and Bedoya in the midfield. Diskerud (23-years-old) was on USA’s World Cup roster but did not see any time.

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