- Position: Defender
- Date of Birth: 07/09/1993
- College Experience: Akron
- Pro Team: Newcastle
- Height: 5'8"
- Weight: 160
- Caps: 42
DeAndre Yedlin is a product of the Seattle soccer scene, signing with his hometown MLS club in 2013 and making his USMNT debut a year later. Yedlin went to college at soccer power Akron, leaving early for MLS. Under a change in rules, the Seattle Sounders were able to claim Yedlin as a Homegrown Player, bypassing the SuperDraft. Yedlin made the MLS All-Star Team as a rookie, playing in 31 MLS games for Seattle in 2013. On Feb 1, 2014 he made his USMNT debut in a friendly against Korea. Yedlin made the move to England's Premier League, signing with Spurs in August of 2014. He spent the 2015-16 season on loan to Sunderland, signing with Newcastle for the 2016-17 Championship season.
DeAndre Yedlin USMNT Experience
2016: Started the World Cup qualifiers against Guatemala on Mar 25 and 29. Started against Puerto Rico on May 22, Ecuador on May 25 and Bolivia on May 28. Started in the Copa Centenario opener against Colombia on Jun 4 and against Costa Rica on Jun 7. Started against Paraguay on Jun 11 and against Argentina in the semifinals on Jun 21. Started against Colombia in the 3rd-place game on Jun 25. Started the World Cup qualifier against St Vincent and the Grenadines on Sep 2. Started against Cuba on Oct 7 and against New Zealand on Oct 11.
2015: Started against Chile on Jan 28 and Panama on Feb 8. Subbed on in the second-half against Denmark on Mar 25 and Switzerland on Mar 31. Started against Mexico on Apr 15. Subbed on against the Netherlands on Jun 5 and against Germany on Jun 10. Started against Guatemala on Jul 3. Started against Honduras to open Group A play in the 2015 Gold Cup on Jul 7. Subbed on for the second-half against Panama on Jul 13 and against Cuba in the quarterfinals on Jul 18. Subbed on in the second-half against Jamaica on Jul 22 and Panama on Jul 25. Started the Sep 5 friendly against Peru and the Sep 8 friendly against Brazil. Subbed on in the second-half against Mexico in the Confederations Cup playoff on Oct 10. Started against Costa Rica on Oct 13. Started the World Cup qualifier against St Vincent and the Grenadines on Nov 13 and against Trinidad & Tobago on Nov 18.
2014: Called into the January USMNT camp that also included a training stint in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Debuted against Korea as a late substitute on Feb 1. Subbed on against Mexico on Apr 3rd. Named to the final World Cup roster. Started against Azerbaijan on May 28th. Subbed on against Turkey on June 1st. Subbed on against Portugal in a World Cup Group G game on June 22nd and against Germany on June 26th. Subbed on against Belgium on July 1st in the Round of 16. Started against Ecuador on Oct 10 and subbed on in the second-half against Honduras on Oct 14. Started against Colombia on Nov 14. Yedlin won the 2014 US Soccer Young Male Athlete of the Year award.
DeAndre Yedlin Professional Experience
2016-17: Joined Newcastle United on Aug 24, 2016 singing a five-year contract.
2015-16: Joined Sunderland on loan for the Premier League season, playing regularly as the club kept its place in the topflight.
2014: Signed with Spurs on Aug 13. Loaned back to Seattle for the rest of the 2014 season. Won the 2014 US Open Cup and Supporters' Shield with Seattle before officially moving to the Premier League in January 2015.
2013: Signed with the Seattle Sounders as the club's first Homegrown Player, immediately cracking the lineup and becoming an All-Star in his first MLS season. Played in 31 games with the Sounders.
High School and College: Played two seasons at the University of Akron. Played for the Olympic Premier Development program in Washington.