DeAndre Yedlin

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DeAndre Yedlin
DeAndre Yedlin training 2014 Brazil (cropped).jpg
Yedlin with the United States team in 2014
Personal information
Full name DeAndre Roselle Yedlin[1]
Date of birth (1993-07-09) July 9, 1993 (age 23)
Place of birth Seattle, Washington, United States
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[2]
Playing position Right back, Wide Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Newcastle United
Number 22
Youth career
2004–2006 Emerald City FC
2006–2008 Northwest Nationals
2008–2010 Crossfire Premier
2010–2011 Seattle Sounders FC
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Akron Zips 45 (1)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012 Seattle Sounders FC U-23 16 (1)
2013–2014 Seattle Sounders FC 56 (1)
2015–2016 Tottenham Hotspur 1 (0)
2015–2016 Sunderland (loan) 23 (0)
2016– Newcastle United 27 (1)
National team
2013 United States U20 4 (0)
2014– United States 43 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 7, 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 11, 2016

DeAndre Roselle Yedlin (born July 9, 1993) is an American professional soccer player who currently plays for English Premier League club Newcastle United and the United States. Primarily a right back, Yedlin has also featured as a wingback and wide midfielder.

Career[edit]

Youth, college and amateur[edit]

A product of O'Dea High School in Seattle, Yedlin was part of Washington Youth Soccer’s State Olympic Development Program (ODP) from 2006 to 2009. He also played youth soccer for Emerald City FC and Northwest Nationals before going to U.S. Soccer Development Academy club Crossfire Premier. Yedlin stayed in the DA, but moved to the Seattle Sounders FC youth academy for the 2010–11 season.[3]

On February 8, 2011, Yedlin signed a letter of intent to play college soccer at the University of Akron.[4] In his freshman year, Yedlin started in 20 of his 23 games for the Zips. He scored his first collegiate goal on September 28, 2011 in a 3–1 victory over Ohio State.[5] He also finished the year with six assists. In his sophomore year, Yedlin made 22 appearances and finished the year with six assists as well.

Yedlin also played for Seattle Sounders FC U-23 in the Premier Development League and was named to the 2012 All-PDL First XI for his play.[6]

Seattle Sounders FC[edit]

Yedlin with the Sounders in 2014

On January 11, 2013, after two seasons with Akron, Yedlin signed with Seattle Sounders FC as the club's first homegrown player.[3][7][8] He made his debut on March 2 in a 1–0 home defeat to the Montreal Impact.[9] Yedlin was named to the MLS Team of the Week for his performance, becoming the first rookie to earn the honor in his professional debut.[10] On March 12 he scored his first professional goal for the club in a 3–1 win against Tigres in the second leg of the Sounders 3–2 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal aggregate victory.

On July 15, Yedlin was named to the MLS All-Star team for their match against Roma on July 31, making him the first rookie to be named to the All-Star team since 2005 when Michael Parkhurst was selected during his rookie season.[11] Yedlin was ranked 3rd among MLS players under the age of 24 in 2013, according to MLSSoccer.com.[12]

Yedlin scored his first professional league goal in a 1–1 draw with the Colorado Rapids on July 20, 2013.[13]

Tottenham Hotspur[edit]

On August 13, 2014 it was confirmed that Yedlin had signed a four-year contract with Tottenham Hotspur of the Premier League.[14] He remained with Seattle before joining Tottenham in January 2015. He trained with Tottenham for the first time on January 7, 2015.[15][16] He made his first appearance for the under-21 team on January 9, 2015.[17] Yedlin made his Premier League debut on April 11, 2015, in a loss to Aston Villa.[18]

Loan to Sunderland[edit]

Yedlin (right) playing for Sunderland against Chelsea in May 2016

On September 1, 2015, Sunderland acquired Yedlin on a year-long loan.[19] On September 22, 2015, Yedlin made his Sunderland debut in a League Cup match, playing the full 90 minutes and notching an assist for the Black Cats' only goal in a 4–1 loss to Manchester City.[citation needed] On October 3, 2015 Yedlin started his first Premier League game against West Ham United.[citation needed]

Newcastle United[edit]

On August 24, 2016, Yedlin moved to Newcastle United for £5 million on a five-year contract.[20] He made his debut on August 27, 2016 in a match against Brighton and Hove Albion as an 88th-minute substitute for Yoan Gouffran.[21] Two weeks later, Yedlin scored his first goal for the club and his first in three years in a 2-0 victory against Derby County on September 10, 2016.[22]

International career[edit]

Yedlin was named to the United States under-20 squad on June 7, 2013, for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey.[23] Yedlin made his U-20 international debut a week later in a 3–1 victory over Portugal.[24]

Yedlin earned his first call up to the senior men's national team on January 3, 2014.[25] He made his first appearance with the senior team on February 1, 2014 in a friendly against South Korea.

Yedlin was included on the U.S. final 23-man roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He made his World Cup debut against Portugal, coming on as a late second-half substitute. He helped set up Sounders teammate Clint Dempsey's late goal which put the US up 2–1. He also came on late in the next game, a 1–0 loss v. Germany; his deep cross to Dempsey was headed off target. In the round of sixteen match against Belgium, Yedlin came on as a substitute for the injured Fabian Johnson.

In the 2016 Copa America Centenario, Yedlin received a second yellow card (and subsequent red) in a match against Paraguay.

Personal life[edit]

Yedlin was born in Seattle, Washington and raised by his maternal grandfather, Ira Yedlin, and step-grandmother, Vicki Walton.[26] Yedlin has a sister Jenea who is three years younger than him. Yedlin, however, is very close with his mother, Rebecca.[27]

Yedlin began playing football at age four and learned while watching his uncle from the sideline. Seattle Sounders youth director Darren Sawatzky first saw him play at age eleven and later said that Yedlin was "an offensive player at the time, he was tricky, he had explosiveness and could run for days." Said Sounders FC sporting director Chris Henderson of Yedlin: "DeAndre has great quickness and speed. He reads the game well, keeps possession, but he's able to attack the flank and get crosses in."[28] He is of African American, Dominican, and Native American descent, and his mother is Jewish (her family is from Latvia).[27][29][30]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of May 7, 2017
Club Season League League Cup [31] Domestic Cup [32] Continental [33] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Seattle Sounders FC 2013 Major League Soccer 31 1 2 1 0 0 4 1 37 3
2014 25 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 32 0
Total 56 1 6 1 3 0 4 1 69 3
Tottenham Hotspur 2014–15 Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Sunderland (loan) 2015–16 Premier League 23 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 25 0
Total 23 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 25 0
Newcastle United 2016–17 Championship 27 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 32 1
Total 27 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 32 1
Career total 107 2 10 1 6 0 4 1 127 4

International[edit]

As of October 12, 2016.
National team Year Apps Goals
United States
2014 10 0
2015 19 0
2016 14 0
Total 43 0

Honors[edit]

Newcastle United FC
Seattle Sounders FC
Individual

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Premier League Player Profile DeAndre Yedlin". Premier League. Barclays Premier League. 2015. Retrieved January 20, 2015. 
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  4. ^ "Six All-Americans Highlight Men's Soccer Signing Class". GoZips.com. University of Akron. February 8, 2011. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Attendance Record Falls as Zips Blitz Buckeyes, 3–1". GoZips.com. University of Akron. September 28, 2011. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ "2012 Seattle Sounders FC U-23 stats". uslsoccer.com. United Soccer Leagues. Retrieved March 2, 2013. 
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  12. ^ "24 Under 24: #3 Deandre Yedlin". www.mlssoccer.com. MLSsoccer.com. September 20, 2013. Retrieved September 20, 2013. 
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  17. ^ "West Ham U21s 1-3 Spurs - report from Rush Green 9 January 2015 - News - tottenhamhotspur.com". Retrieved August 23, 2016. 
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  22. ^ "Derby 0 Newcastle 2". nufc.co.uk. Newcastle United. September 10, 2016. Retrieved September 10, 2016. 
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  31. ^ Includes: MLS Playoffs, Football Leage Cup
  32. ^ Includes: U.S. Open Cup, FA Cup
  33. ^ Includes: CONCACAAF Champions League
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  38. ^ DeAndre Yedlin, Morgan Brian named U.S. Soccer Young Athletes of 2014 4 December 2014, Accessed January 20, 2015

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