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2015 Player Profile #24: Thomás Bedinelli

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Young Brazilian attacking midfielders always get high expectations. Thomás Bedinelli arrived with a decent budget number, a bit of Serie B history and hopes. His stay in Seattle was short, lasting just a year.

Rank: 24 | Age: 22 | Starts: 9 | Appearances: 14 for 706 minutes | Bench: 8 | Goals: 1 | Assists: 1
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Thomas skills as most apparent with the ball at his feet. He is crafty, tricky and a bit frenetic. It is beautiful when he pulls it off, but often ignored teammates. He was able to penetrate, but without enough effect. A single goal and assist was a disappointment. Not a threat in an dead ball capacity. His one goal demonstrates raw, unfinished skills that could become something.

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In Seattle's system, one of the wide midfielders is not expected to track back. If Thomas is on the field, that will be him. His efforts are towards goal, not in ball winning. Offers little to no support on defensive set-pieces.


Slower than the other young players on the squad. Goes down fairly easily. Not a threat to win a ball in the air.

Best Case 2016:

The Free Agent will almost certainly play in Brazil. He will continue to intrigue foreign clubs, and will probably sign another foreign deal in the future if he becomes goal dangerous.

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