It was a big night for Newcastle United’s DeAndre Yedlin.
The US turning their squad upside down after World Cup failure, the NUFC defender one of eight players aged 24 and under selected for Tuesday night’s game.
The USMNT were playing away to Portugal who are ranked 3rd in the world, so a chance for a bit of an uplifting performance if the visitors (ranked 27th in the world) could get a decent result.
Despite still only being 24, last night was Yedlin’s 49th cap, making him the most experienced on the team against Portugal (Caps including last night: DeAndre Yedlin (49), John Brooks (33), Juan Agudelo (27), Danny Williams (23), Kellyn Acosta (17), Eric Lichaj (14), Matt Miazga (4), CJ Sapong (3), Ethan Horvath (2), Tyler Adams (1), Weston McKennie (1)).
DeAndre Yedlin put in an excellent performance in his usual right-back role and his side took the lead on 21 minutes through Wilson McKinnie, with a really well taken goal.
However, in only his second international, 10 minutes later Ethan Horvath conceded an absolute sitter from Portugal, a cross/shot from Antunes on the left somehow squirming through the goalkeeper’s arms/legs/body (watch both goals below).
The game ended 1-1 with the Newcastle player on for the full 90 minutes, an excellent result for both him and his team.
Enjoy the goals below and if you want to go straight to them they are on 0.50 (very good USMNT goal) and 1.15 (howler for US keeper).