deandre yedlin - fact file

2014 -              defender

FULL NAME :   DEANDRE ROSELLE YEDLIN
 

Born on 9th July 1993 in Seattle, Washington, USA.

Height : -  1.73m  (5' 8")

Weight : -  - kgs    (10st 10lbs)

 

US World Cup right back DeAndre Yedlin caught the eye of a number of clubs, including AS Roma, Liverpool and Napoli, but Spurs signed him up for four years on a deal that was a record fee for an MLS player.

DeAndre was raised by his grandparents Ira Yedlin and Vicki Walton in Seattle, where he attended the ODea High School.  Excelled at athletics and was a long jumper and ran 100m, 200m and 400m.  Highly ranked as a schoolboy, DeAndre was invited to the U.S. Soccer U-18 Men's National Training Camp.  Starting in the Sounders FC Academy in 2010, the full back became the first home-grown player signing in the Sounders' history after playing for  two years for Emerald City FC, two years with Northwest Nationals, two years with Crossfire, and his final year with Seattle Sounders FC Academy.  Spending two seasons at Akron honed his ability before he returned to the Sounders.

In, Yedlin was included in the 2013 MLS All Star team (in his first season) to meet AS Roma and then again in 2014 for the side that played Bayern Munich.  It was in 2013, he made his international breakthrough with a place in the US side in the Under-20 World Cup finals and this was reflected at club level, where he made 31 appearance sin the season for Seattle. 

A marauding right back, Yedlin took the 2014 World Cup by storm with some stirring performances, as the US side reached the knock-out round before losing 0-1 to Belgium.  His appearance against Spurs in a 2014 pre-season friendly persuaded Tottenham to make a 2.4 million move for DeAndre and he was loaned back to Seattle until the end of their season, meaning he will link up with Spurs before the 2015-16 season.

Having returned to Spurs at the end of the MLS season, he featured in one match before the end of the season and in most of the pre-season matches, but other arrivals meant he went out on loan again, but this time stayed in England, moving for a season to Sunderland.

 

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Career Record
 
Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
Sounders FC Academy (USA) - - ??  ?? ??
Akron (USA) ?? ?? ??  ?? ??
Seattle Sounders (USA) 11th January 2013 ?? 2nd March 2013 v Montreal Impact (MLS) (Home)  Lost 0-1 52 ??
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 13th August 2014 2,400,000 11th April 2015  v Aston Villa (Premier League) (Home)  (as a sub)  Lost 0-1 ?? ??
Seattle Sounders (USA) 13th August 2014 Loan ??  ?? ??
Sunderland 1st September 2015 Loan 22nd September  v Manchester City (League Cup) (Home)  Lost  1-4 ?? ??
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Career Record
Seattle Sounders (USA)
- League appearances; ?? goals
- MLS Cup appearances; ?? goals
- Other appearances; ?? goals
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
- League appearances; ?? goals
- FA Cup appearances; ?? goals
- League Cup appearances; ?? goals
European appearances; ?? goals
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- League appearances; ?? goals
- FA Cup appearances; ?? goals
- League Cup appearances; ?? goals
- Other appearances; ?? goals

Honours
US international
7 full caps;  0 goals  (as of 01.08.2014)
Debut : - 1st February 2014 v South Korea (Friendly)
4 Under-20 caps; 0 goals
- Cup winners medal 19---

Milestones
- appearance

           

2014

Enjoys cooking, travelling and hiking.
 

2014  (MLSsoccer.com interview - 26.09.2014)

MLSsoccer.com: Do you remember what the first album you ever bought was?

Yedlin: Lil Wayne The Carter

MLSsoccer.com: What was the first concert you ever went to?

Yedlin: TI at Bumbershoot 2008

MLSsoccer.com: Who is your favourite band or artist of all time?

Yedlin: Lil Wayne

MLSsoccer.com: What's your guilty musical pleasure?

Yedlin: I like a lot of the oldies. The Temptations come to mind.

MLSsoccer.com: Is there a particular track you like to listen to when you want to get pumped up before a big game?

Yedlin: BPT by YG

MLSsoccer.com: If you could hang out with any musician, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

Yedlin: Id have to go with Tupac because hes a West Coast icon and he changed the face of rap.

MLSsoccer.com: Which artist would you like to see perform during MLS All-Star week?

Yedlin: Drake, because I'm a big fan of his music and he's a big fan of soccer.

MLSsoccer.com: Which song would be used in a montage of all your best highlights?

Yedlin: "Im Me" Lil Wayne
 

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What they said about DeAndre Yedlin
Seattle Sounders Sporting Director Chris Henderson ...  on his ability ...

"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."
 

Darren Sawatzky, Sounders U-23 manager ...  on his character ...

"On top of him being a great soccer player, he's a great young man. He's had some challenges in his life and he has risen to the occasion. He's somebody I know I never have to worry about on or off the field."
 

Darren Sawatzky, Sounders U-23 manager ...  on his start at Seattle ...

"I first saw DeAndre play when he was eleven or twelve. He had this big afro and was really noticeable when he was running around.  He was an offensive player at the time, he was tricky, he had explosiveness and he could run for days. You knew there was something there and over time he has fallen in love with the game."
 

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What DeAndre Yedlin said about ...
... his start in the game ... 

"My grandparents have been big supporters in my life, without them paying for all the soccer growing up I don't know I would be where I am today.  My uncle has definitely been big in my life; he's kind of been my father figure. He played (soccer) when he was younger and he's definitely taught me a lot. He's always asking me questions about how I'm doing and he's always there to help me if I need help. He's probably the biggest motivator to get me to where I am today."
 

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