Americans Abroad: Bedoya extends Nantes deal, Gyau gets more surgery


A pair of U.S. men’s national team players were in the headlines for very different reasons on Tuesday.

First, the good: USMNT attacker Alejandro Bedoya has extended his contract with surprising Ligue 1 side Nantes through the 2019 season.

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The 27-year-old will play out the prime of his career in Northwestern France, where he’s made 48 league appearances and scored 6 goals since coming over from Helsingborgs in 2013. He is 37-times capped by the USMNT and is a reliable part of Jurgen Klinsmann’s set-up.

The news with Borussia Dortmund II’s Joe Gyau is far less optimal. The pacey attacker made a great impression in a pair of appearances for the USMNT this Fall before suffering a left knee injury.

Gyau returned from that injury only to hurt the same knee, and will now be out another 8-10 weeks and possibly the rest of the club season.