SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: DeAndre Yedlin

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: DeAndre Yedlin


SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: DeAndre Yedlin

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DeAndre Yedlin came into the 2013 season with plenty of hype as the Seattle Sounders’ first Homegrown Player signing, and it didn’t take him long at all to show why he was so highly regarded coming out of Akron.

The 19-year-old fullback started in Seattle’s season opener, and while the Sounders dropped a 1-0 decision to the Montreal Impact, Yedlin was one of Seattle’s bright spots. Along with a crucial goal-line clearance, Yedlin was steady and composed throughout 90 minutes.

Yedlin’s performance gave him the edge over fellow rookies Kekuta Manneh, Kyle Bekker and Deshorn Brown, who all showed well in their pro debuts.

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