DeAndre Yedlin in a match against New England Revolution.
|Full name||DeAndre Yedlin|
|Date of birth||July 9, 1993|
|Place of birth||Seattle, Washington, United States|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Current club||Seattle Sounders FC|
|2004–2006||Emerald City FC|
|2010–2011||Seattle Sounders FC|
|2012||Seattle Sounders FC U-23||16||(1)|
|2013–||Seattle Sounders FC||8||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 13, 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Youth, College & Amateur
Yedlin was part of Washington Youth Soccer’s State Olympic Development Program (ODP) from 2006 to 2009. He also played youth soccer for Emerald City FC, Northwest Nationals and Crossfire Premier before joining the Seattle Sounders FC youth academy for the 2010-11 season.
On February 8, 2011, Yedlin signed a letter of intent to play college soccer at the University of Akron. In his freshman year, Yedlin started in 20 of his 23 games for the Zips. He scored his first and only collegiate goal on September 28, 2011 in a 3-1 victory over Ohio State. He also finished the year with six assists. In his sophomore year, Yedlin made 22 appearances and finished the year with six assists as well.
On January 11, 2013, after two seasons with Akron, Yedlin signed with Seattle Sounders FC as the club's first homegrown player. He made his debut on March 2 in a 1-0 home defeat to the Montreal Impact. Yedlin was named to the MLS Team of the Week for his performance, becoming the first rookie to earn the honor in their professional debut. On March 12 he scored his first competitive goal for the club in a 3-1 win against Tigres in the second leg of the Sounders 3-2 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal aggregate victory.
Yedlin was born and raised in Seattle by his guardians Ira Yedlin and Vicki Walton.
Statistics accurate as of May 10, 2013.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|USA||League||U.S. Open Cup||League Cup||North America||Total|
|2012||Seattle Sounders FC U-23||USL Premier Development League||16||1||—||4||0||—||20||1|
|2013||Seattle Sounders FC||Major League Soccer||7||0||0||0||0||0||4||1||11||1|
Seattle Sounders FC U-23
- "Washington Youth Soccer Alum DeAndre Yedlin Signs Pro Contract With Sounders FC". Washington Youth Soccer. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
- "Six All-Americans Highlight Men's Soccer Signing Class". GoZips.com. University of Akron. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
- "Attendance Record Falls as Zips Blitz Buckeyes, 3-1". GoZips.com. University of Akron. 28 September 2011. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
- "2012 Seattle Sounders FC U-23 stats". uslsoccer.com. United Soccer Leagues. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
- "DeAndre Yedlin Signs Homegrown Contract With Seattle Sounders". GoZips.com. University of Akron. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
- "Sounders FC Signs First Homegrown Player". soundersfc.com. Sounders FC Public Relations. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
- "MLS Match Recap: Montreal Impact 1, Seattle Sounders 0". MLSsoccer.com. Major League Soccer. 2 March 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
- "MLS Team of the Week (Week 1)".
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