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July 01, 2017

Union player aims perfect response at Fox News' Tucker Carlson on immigration

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Union captain Alejandro Bedoya, the team's highest-paid player, admits that the number ten spot is not his favorite.

As Tucker Carlson's Fox News show aired Thursday night, a post from his Twitter account asked why America would benefit from "having tons of people from failing countries come here?"

Enter Alejandro Bedoya, a midfielder for the Philadelphia Union who took a shot in response and buried it.

"Because immigrants, like my parents, come/came here and have successful careers and pay taxes. Immigrants built this country!" Bedoya replied with a tweet on Friday.

Bedoya, 30, was born to Colombian parents in Englewood, New Jersey. His soccer bloodlines run deep – both his father and grandfather played professionally in Colombia – and he has 61 caps on his resume for the United States Men's National Team, including three starts in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

By the way, Bedoya wasn't the only irritated Twitter user to hit back at the "Tucker Carlson Tonight" host.