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DEANDRE YEDLIN
England Newcastle United (Premiership)
#24 | Defender
Birth Date
Birth Place
Height/Weight
US Caps/Goals
June 9, 1993 (Age: 24)
Seattle, Washington
5' 8", 160 lbs (1.73 m, 73 kg)
25/0
Club Career

Yedlin's soccer career started in his native Seattle, Washington, at O'Dea High School, Washington Youth Soccer’s State Olympic Development Program, Emerald City FC, Northwest Nationals and Crossfire Premier before heading to the Seattle Sounders academy in 2010.

In February 2011, Yedlin signed a letter of intent to play his college soccer at the University of Akron. He would spend two seasons with the Zips.

In January 2013, Yedlin would sign with the Seattle Sounders, making him the first homegrown to play for the team. He made his debut on March 2 in a 1-0 loss to the Montreal Impact. On July 20 he scored his first professional goal for the team in their 1-1 with the Colorado Rapids.

Interest from European teams began to swirl and in August 2014 Yedlin would sign a four-year contract with Tottenham Hotspur. He would make his debut for the team in April 2015 against Aston Villa.

Tottenham would later send Yedlin out on loan to Sunderland. He would be instrumental in helping them stave off relegation from the Premier League.

In August 2016, Yedlin moved to Newcastle United, signing a five-year contract with the Magpies.

International Career

Yedlin first represented the United States Under-20 national team at the 2013 U-20 World Cup in Turkey.

In January 2014 he would get his first call up to the senior team and earned his first cap the following month in a friendly against South Korea.

Yedlin would make on U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann's 23-man roster for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He would make his first World Cup appearance as a substitute in a group game against Portugal. He helped to set up the goal by Clint Dempsey that allowed the U.S. to take a 2-1 lead. He would then make further appearances in games against Germany and Belgium.

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