The U.S. Men’s National Team is currently in London as it prepares to face No.3 FIFA-ranked Colombia on Friday, Nov. 14, in Craven Cottage, home of Fulham FC.
The 25 players called up by U.S. MNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann have spent the past few days getting ready for their impending match at Tottenham Hotspur’s training grounds in London, a place with an added bit of significance for U.S. defender DeAndre Yedlin, who this past August signed with the English club.
“It’s pretty cool,” Yedlin said of training on the grounds of his future team. “I just learned the day before I was coming that we were training at Tottenham’s training facility. It’s pretty awesome to be here; a nice surprise. It’s a beautiful facility so it’s cool to see it a little bit more.”
Yedlin, who is currently playing for Seattle Sounders FC of Major League Soccer, will join Spurs in 2015.
For now, he is with his National Team teammates and is focused on the task at hand – to close out 2014 on a successful note as the team gets set to face the challenge of playing against one of the best squads in the world.
“We have to give them a tough game; they’re a great team and there are great players,” Yedlin said. “Actually, the whole team we have to watch out for. But we’re a great team as well and we have players that can do dangerous things so we’re expecting to give them a great game.”