TUCSON, Ariz. (Mar. 2, 2021) — FC Tucson announced today that the club has signed former New York City FC (NYCFC) midfielder Daniel Bedoya, pending league and federation approval.
“Daniel Bedoya is a player we have been following for many years and can’t wait to have him represent the club,” said FC Tucson Head Coach John Galas. “We are very excited to have a player of his caliber with domestic experience with MLS and USL Championship, along with success in the Dominican Republic. His terrific play in the midfield and wealth of experience will be a big help to us in 2021.”
Bedoya began his professional career with New York Red Bulls II of the USL Championship, making his professional debut in April of 2015. Bedoya, born in Medellin, Colombia and raised in Queens, NY, played for the New York Red Bulls for two seasons, making 27 appearances before making an April of 2017 move to the Long Island Rough Riders of USL League Two. The midfielder made 21 appearances, notching four goals and three assists before signing for NYCFC in August of 2018 after catching the eye of then Head Coach Domènec Torrent in a scrimmage between NYCFC and the Rough Riders.
After spending 11 months with the Major League Soccer side, Bedoya was loaned to the USL Championship’ Hartford Athletic for the remainder of the 2019 season, where he registered three goals in nine appearances.
“I am very happy to be joining this amazing club. The team’s philosophy aligns with the way I feel and live football,” said Bedoya. “I’m hoping my experience can help Tucson build on the good season they had last year and take this team even higher. I can’t wait to get started.”
Bedoya spent the 2020 season with Dominican Republic side Atlético Pantoja of the Liga Dominicana de Fútbol, helping the club win the league’s Super Cup. After eight months, the 27-year-old joined New York City-based team, New Amsterdam Football Club of the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) in August of 2020 before making the latest move to FC Tucson.
With the addition of Bedoya, FC Tucson’s roster currently stands at 17 players total with more players to be announced ahead of the 2021 USL League One season.
Born: February 13, 1994 (27)
Height: 5 ft 7
Weight: 130 lbs
Previous Club: New Amsterdam FC