Yelldell named Leverkusen starter in Adler's absence

Yelldell named Leverkusen starter in Adler's absence

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Yelldell named Leverkusen starter in Adler's absence

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U.S. national team goalkeeper David Yelldell has reason to celebrate.

Yelldell has been named the starting goalkeeper for Bayer Leverkusen in the absence of incumbent Rene Adler, who is recovering from offseason knee surgery. Yelldell beat out Fabian Giefer and will start Leverkusen's season opener against Mainz on August 7.

If Adler remains sidelined until October as projected, the 29-year-old Yelldell could start in Leverkusen's Champions League opener.

Yelldell transfered to Leverkusen from MSV Duisburg earlier this summer.

What do you think of this development? How do you see Yelldell faring as Leverkusen's starting goalkeeper?

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