DeAndre Yedlin was back on international duty on Saturday night.

After a disappointing defeat last weekend to the Republic of Ireland, it was much better from the United States against France, who are one of the favourites to win the World Cup.

Despite dominating much of the possession, the French found it difficult to create many clear-cut chances.

Didier Deschamps had picked what looked more or less his first choice team, with a starting line-up of  Lloris, Sidibe, Varane, Umtiti, Mendy, Matuidi, Pogba, Kanté, Giroud, Griezmann, Mbappe.

It was actually the visitors who took the lead, with Julian Green scoring past Lloris just before half-time.

With only 12 minutes left on the clock, Mbappe at last found the back of the net to at least prevent France going into the tournament on the back of a loss.

DeAndre Yedlin had watched most of the match from the bench, the Newcastle defender joining the action in the 74th minute.

France are drawn in Group C and begin their World Cup campaign against Australia on 16 June before facing Peru and Denmark.

As for Yedlin, that is the final friendly of the summer and he can now concentrate on relaxing before Newcastle’s pre-season begins in three weeks time.

A very good weekend all round for Newcastle United players.

On Saturday, Freddie Woodman and Adam Armstrong helped England lift the Toulon trophy with a win over Mexico in the final, Woodman also named goalkeeper of the tournament.

Elsewhere, Serbia crushed Bolivia 5-1 in their final World Cup warm-up, with Mitro grabbing an excellent hat-trick, the third goal an absolute belter (see all three goals HERE).

  • Leazes.

    ‘DeAndre Yedlin help USMNT to great result against stumbling French

    DeAndre Yedlin completes great weekend for Newcastle United’s internationals’

    DeAndre Yedlin comes on for last 16 minutes.

    I have a suspicion that Simon van der Velde (aka Graham Porter) doesnt read articles he pastes, or the comments that his idiotic premises invoke!

  • Dillon Tovak

    Is it necessary to write USMNT?
    I’d be pretty surprised if he turned out for the women’s team.
    Probably more evidence of what cut and paste merchants they are here at The Mag.

    • Simon Ritter

      Been bemoaning the idiotic use of USMNT ever since I saw it for the first time on this website. The logic of Mr Porter’s case (it helps the reader distinguish between men and women) means we will soon be using EMNT for those serial failures who have not featured in a World Cup final since 1966. Or perhaps not, if sanity prevails.

      • Dillon Tovak


        (United counties of England men’s soccerball team)

        I can’t wait.

        • Simon Ritter

          Yeh, give us a U, give us a C, give us an E, etc, etc. Trips off the tongue almost as smoothly as USMNT (sic).

  • Coach Clagnut

    American kickballers have come a long way since beating the E.M.N.T. 1 – 0 at the Brazilian World Cup in 1950. 10 of their starters had fewer than 10 caps between them yet made Griezman, Pogba, et al look very pedestrian.

    On this showing, France haven’t a snowballs chance.