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DeAndre Yedlin struggles as USMNT lose late on to Ireland

4 years ago

DeAndre Yedlin wasn’t involved last Monday as the USMNT beat Bolivia 3-0.

However, for the friendlies in Europe before the World Cup, the Newcastle United defender has been included in their squad.

Saturday night in Dublin saw the full-back not at his best, as they fell to a 2-1 defeat to the Republic of Ireland.

The US team actually took the lead on the stroke of half-time, with Bobby Wood supplying the finish.

Graham Burke then equalised on 57 minutes, before former Newcastle target Alan Judge grabbed an injury time winner.

The USMNT have gone for youth as they attempt to rebuild after failing dismally in their World Cup qualifying campaign, with DeAndre Yedlin one of their most experienced players on the pitch last night, despite being only 24 himself.

The NUFC player had already departed (subbed on 70 minutes) by the time the winning goal went in and he and his teammates will have to do better, or else it could be a very uncomfortable match next Saturday when they take on France.

The website gave ratings for all the USMNT players and of the 16 rated, DeAndre Yedlin got the third lowest marks.

With his all action style, it will be good for him to get a rest after next Saturday, as he proved to be one of Newcastle’s best and most reliable players throughout last season.

DeAndre Yedlin (4.5):

“Though he offered some positive attack work in the opening half-hour, Yedlin virtually disappeared on the ball from there.

“It wasn’t any better on the defensive end, where the Newcastle man had repeated troubles in his corner and gave up a danger free kick while helping in the middle due to wild tackling form.”


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