Thursday, October 29, 2009
Alejandro Bedoya caps off his first season of professional soccer when Orebro play host to Trelleborgs FF on Sunday at Behrn Arena.
Bedoya will most likely get the nod from head coach Sixten Bostrom to start at midfielder for the hosts.
After being dinged up for a couple weeks, Bedoya came back strong last week in a victory over Halmstads BK which included the Florida native notching an assist on a goal scored by Roni Porokara.
Sunday's match is the third one for Bostrom's squad in the span of ten days including Wednesday's controversial draw with league leaders AIK where an Orebro goal was incorrectly disallowed in the first half.
The mistake by the referee helped AIK stay a mere one point ahead of IFK Göteborg in the Allsvenskan standings heading into the final weekend.
Bostrom will look to his tandem of Porokara and Kim Olsen to provide the offense against the ninth place visitors. The Dane and Finn have combined to tally 19 goals on the season.
As for Bedoya, his steady play at midfield, combined with his ability to drop back and play defense which he did on several occasions this season, rounds out an impressive first season with 24 total appearances.
Long-term absentee Yunus Ismail appears to be the only player out for Orebro while Trelleborgs will be fielding a full squad.