DeAndre Yedlin is the US Soccer Young Male Athlete of the Year award winner, the US Soccer Federation announced on Monday. Yedlin broke through with the senior USMNT squad in 2014, making 10 appearances and playing for the USA at the 2014 World Cup. Yedlin also singed a contract with English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur. Yedlin officially joins Spurs from the Seattle Sounders sometime in 2015.
“It’s an absolute honor to win this award,” Yedlin said. “I would like to thank my teammates, my family, and most of all the fans for the amazing support for our team. It was a tremendous year for a lot of young players, and we all share the dream of continuing to have the opportunity to represent our country.”
US Soccer also honored Morgan Brian as the 2014 Young Female Athlete of the Year.
“The group of players who have won this award have gone on to do some great things and to be listed among them is a true honor and very humbling,” Brian said. “The last two years playing with the National Team have been amazing. I’ve been fortunate to have so many talented people around me and I’ve learned so much from all of my teammates and coaches.”
Gavin Sibayan won for 2014 Disabled Athlete of the Year.
“I’m honored,” Sibayan said. “I have a lot of pride for the U.S. and it’s a big honor to just play on the team. The group we have assembled is a great bunch of guys. We’re getting better and making some great progress on our team right now.”