Possessing lightning speed and remarkable confidence for his age, Yedlin stood out as one of the brightest young prospects for the U.S. at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, owing to his move to Tottenham Hotspur. Though he never found his footing at White Hart Lane, Yedlin began to make his way in the English game thanks to a loan with Sunderland in 2015-16, before being sold to Newcastle United the following season.
Yedlin was instrumental in helping the Toon Army regain promotion to the Premier League that season and now with a load of club and international experience under his belt, will be looked to as a key driving force in leading the MNT forward.
- Appeared in five of six games as the USA finished fourth at the 2016 Copa America Centenario
- Tied Gyasi Zardes for most appearances in with 19 and finished second to Michael Bradley in assists with five in 2015
- Named to the U.S. squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup where he appeared in three matches
- Completed transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Newcastle United in August 2016 and immediately helped the Magpies regain promotion to the Premier League ahead of the 2017-18 season.
- Named 2013 MLS All Star and finalist for 2013 MLS Rookie of the Year
- First Homegrown Player signed by the club after playing for Sounders FC Academy
- Two-time All-MAC First Team honoree at Akron
Personal – Raised by his grandparents Ira Yedlin and Vicki Walton in Seattle … When Yedlin was a kid, he served as a ball boy at Sounders games when the club still played in the United Soccer League ... Like the United States, his heritage is a melting pot ... He’s one-quarter African American, one-quarter Native American and half Latvian … His uncle, Dylan Walton-Yedlin, was a two-time All-American in football at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. … Enjoys cooking, traveling and hiking ... Has a bulldog named Simba
U.S. National Team – 2017: Started all six matches he appeared in, recording one assist … Appeared in four Final Round World Cup Qualifiers … Provided the assist on Christian Pulisic’s first goal in a 2-0 WCQ win vs. Trinidad & Tobago (June 8) … Went the full 90 minutes in the MNT’s 1-1 draw with Mexico at Estadio Azteca (June 11) … 2016: Started 11 of 14 matches for the MNT in 2016, including five of six games as the USA finished fourth in Copa America Centenario … Appeared in four of six World Cup Qualifying matches … 2015: Tied for the team lead in appearances with 19, starting 10 and finishing with five assists, which placed him second behind Michael Bradley … Cut back a cross for Bobby Wood’s 11th minute equalizer in the MNT’s 6-1 World Cup Qualifying win against St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Nov. 13 … Found Bobby Wood for his 108th minute equalizer in the 3-2 CONCACAF Cup defeat to Mexico on Oct 10 in Pasadena, Calif … Assisted on Clint Dempsey’s 70th minute equalizer in the MNT’s 1-1 draw with Panama on July 25 … Provided the assist on Timmy Chandler’s long-distance 58th minute strike in a 4-0 win against Guatemala on July 3 … Assisted on John Brooks’ 70th minute header in 4-3 win over No. 6 ranked Netherlands on June 5 … 2014: In total made 10 appearances, tied for third-most on the team ... Came on as a second-half sub against Germany on June 26 in the final game of the FIFA World Cup group stage and as an injury replacement against Belgium on July 1 in the Round of 16 ... Made his World Cup debut against Portugal on June 22 in the second match of the group phase when he came on in the 72nd minute ... Against Portugal, made a pass from the right side into the box that eventually was crossed by Graham Zusi and led to Clint Dempsey's go-ahead goal ... Received his first call up to the senior National Team for the USA’s 2014 January camp that was split between Carson, Calif., and Sao Paulo, Brazil … Made his international debut at the end of that camp as a 74th-minute sub in a 2-0 defeat of the Korea Republic on Feb. 1 … Made three more substitute appearances in the lead up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, coming on in the second half against Mexico on April 2, Azerbaijan on May 27 and Turkey on June 1... First Appearance: Feb. 1, 2014, v. Korea Republic … First Goal: none … First World Cup Appearance: June 22, 2014 vs. Portugal … First World Cup Goal: none … First WCQ Appearance: Nov. 13, 2015 vs. St. Vincent and the Grenadines … First WCQ Goal: none … First WCQ Assist: Nov. 13, 2016 vs. St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Under-20s: Named to the U.S. squad for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey, making his international debut against Portugal in a 3-1 victory … In total, made four appearances for the U.S. U-20 squad in 2013.
Professional – 2017-18: Slowed by a hamstring injury at the start of the season, Yedlin took the field for the first time in a 2-1 win vs. Stoke City (Sept. 16) and made a total of nine appearances before the new year … Assisted in a 4-1 loss at Manchester United (Nov. 18) … 2016-17: Made a permanent transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Newcastle United on Aug. 24 … Started 21 of 27 league appearances, recording a goal and two assists in helping Newcastle United win the English League Championship and gain promotion to the Premier League Scored his first goal for the club in just his second appearance, tallying in second-half stoppage time of a 2-0 win at Derby County (Sept. 10) … Made an additional two appearances in the FA Cup and three in the EFL Cup … 2015-16: After making just one appearance for Tottenham’s first team during the 2014-15 season, Yedlin was sent on loan to fellow English Premier League side Sunderland on Sept. 1 … Started 21 of 23 matches for Sunderland and was key in helping the Black Cats avoid relegation from the Premier League down the stretch … Made one appearance each in the FA Cup and League Cup … 2014: Made 25 appearances in his sophomore season for Seattle … Signed by Tottenham Hotspur to a contract that began in January of 2015 … 2013: Signed with the Seattle Sounders FC on January 11, becoming the Sounders’ first Homegrown player … Started 30 MLS games for the Sounders and led the team in minutes in his first year as a professional … Scored his first professional goal against Tigres in a 3-1 win in the second leg of a CONCACAF Champions League aggregate victory … Named to the MLS All-Star team for a match against Roma, the first rookie to make the All-Star team since 2005…Scored his first MLS goal against the Colorado Rapids in a 1-1 draw on July 20.
College: 2012: An All-MAC First Team honoree for the second straight year ... Appeared in all 22 games, making 21 starts at right back. Finished third on the team with six assists ... 2011: College Soccer News Freshman All-American … All-MAC First Team honoree … Appeared in all 23 games, including 20 starts ... Started the first 16 matches at right back … Netted his first career goal in a win against Ohio State on Sept. 28.