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DeAndre Yedlin helps put USMNT on brink of 8 in a row with 4-0 rout

5 years ago

The USMNT qualified for the 1950 World Cup finals and famously beat England 1-0.

The next qualification was 1990 and now the United States stands on the brink of making it eight qualifications in a row.

Newcastle’s DeAndre Yedlin played the full 90 minutes as in the early hours of Saturday morning (UK time), the USMNT took on Panama in their penultimate group game.

A sell-out crowd of 25,303 at the Orlando City Stadium saw a thumping 4-0 victory for the home side, which sees them jump over Panama into third place in the CONCACAF Final Round of qualifying.

Two goals from (Sunderland flop) Jozy Altidore (amusingly named as the worst ever Premier League striker this week)  and one each for  Christian Pulisic and Bobby Wood delivered a 4-0 win over Panama.

DeAndre Yedlin and the USMNT march on now to play Trinidad & Tobago in the early hours of Wednesday morning (UK time), if the US beat the bottom of the group opposition then they automatically qualify for Russia 2018, whilst even a draw may be enough.

The win over Panama was played in 78 degrees heat but puddles of water all over the pitch, despite this the home side put in an excellent attacking performance.

In his last five starts in the qualifiers, DeAndre Yedlin now has a record of four wins and one draw, with the defender set to play in his second World Cup finals.

In Brazil 2o14, the Newcastle star made three appearances off the bench, including when the USMNT narrowly failed to reach the quarter-finals, losing 2-1 to Belgium in a game that went to extra-time – Yedlin having come off the subs bench in the 32nd minute.

An impressive achievement if/when they qualify this coming week, with Russia 2018 set to be the eighth finals in a row for the American team.


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