DeAndre Yedlin and his Seattle Sounders teammates have been celebrating winning the club's fourth US Open Cup title in six seasons with a 3-1 extra-time win over the Philadelphia Union.
Soon-to-be Tottenham Hotspur defender DeAndre Yedlin has celebrated winning the US Open Cup with the Seattle Sounders, after dispatching the Philadelphia Union 3-1 in extra-time.
In a closely-fought match tied at 1-1 after normal time, it was Clint Dempsey who would go on to grab the winner on 110 minutes, before strike-partner Obafemi Martins iced the result with another a few minutes later to give the Sounders their fourth domestic cup title in six seasons.
The result, however, could have gone an entirely different way were it not for Yedlin making the defensive play of the game in the 71st minute, with the 21-year-old showing off his blazing speed by tracking back 30 yards to dispossess Union midfielder Cristian Maidana on a breakaway.
One of the top-rated talents in MLS, the US international’s career has seen a meteoric rise over the past 18 months, going from the college level to a two-time All-Star and World Cup standout after just one full professional season, before sealing a £2.5 million move to Tottenham this summer.
Having returned to the Pacific Northwest for the time being, it remains to be seen whether he will head over to White Hart Lane in either the winter or next summer but, after a brief post-World Cup slump in form, his recent performances have been encouraging for his future Premier League prospects.