Yedlin with the United States team in 2014
|Full name||DeAndre Roselle Yedlin|
|Date of birth||July 9, 1993|
|Place of birth||Seattle, Washington, United States|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
(on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
|2004–2006||Emerald City FC|
|2010–2011||Seattle Sounders FC|
|2012||Seattle Sounders FC U-23||16||(1)|
|2013–2014||Seattle Sounders FC||56||(1)|
|2015–||→ Sunderland (loan)||5||(0)|
|2013||United States U20||4||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 6, 2015.
DeAndre Roselle Yedlin (born July 9, 1993) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Sunderland on loan from Tottenham Hotspur. Primarily a right back, Yedlin has also featured as a wingback and wide midfielder. He represented the United States at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Youth, college and amateur
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, Northwest Nationals and Crossfire Premier before joining the Seattle Sounders FC youth academy for the 2010–11 season.
On February 8, 2011, Yedlin signed a letter of intent to play college soccer at the University of Akron. 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. 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.
Seattle Sounders FC
On January 11, 2013, after two seasons with Akron, Yedlin signed with Seattle Sounders FC as the club's first homegrown player. He made his debut on March 2 in a 1–0 home defeat to the Montreal Impact. 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. 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. Yedlin was ranked 3rd among MLS players under the age of 24 in 2013, according to MLSSoccer.com.
On August 13, 2014 it was confirmed that Yedlin had signed a four-year contract with Tottenham Hotspur of the Premier League. He remained with Seattle before joining Tottenham in January 2015. He trained with Tottenham for the first time on January 7, 2015. He made his first appearance for the under-21 team on January 9, 2015. Yedlin made his Premier League debut on April 11, 2015, in a loss to Aston Villa.
Loan to Sunderland
On September 1 2015, Sunderland acquired Yedlin on a year-long loan.  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. On October 3, 2015 Yedlin started his first game against West Ham.
On June 7, 2013, Yedlin was named to the United States under-20 squad for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey. Yedlin made his U-20 international debut a week later in a 3–1 victory over Portugal.
On January 3, 2014, Yedlin earned his first call up to the senior men's national team. He made his first appearance with the senior team on February 1, 2014 in a friendly against South Korea. Yedlin was included on Jurgen Klinsmann'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.
Yedlin was born in Seattle, Washington and raised by his maternal grandfather, Ira Yedlin, and step-grandmother, Vicki Walton. Yedlin has a sister Jenea who is three years younger than him. Yedlin, however, is very close with his mother, Rebecca.
Yedlin began playing soccer 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." He is of African American, Dominican, and Native American descent, and his mother is Jewish (her family is from Latvia).
Statistics accurate as of October 25, 2015.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|USA||League||U.S. Open Cup||Playoffs||North America||Total|
|2012||Seattle Sounders FC U-23||Premier Development League||16||1||—||4||0||—||20||1|
|2013||Seattle Sounders FC||Major League Soccer||31||1||0||0||2||1||4||1||37||3|
|England||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|2014–15||Tottenham Hotspur||Premier League||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
- As of September 24, 2015.
- Seattle Sounders FC
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