Seattle fans react on Twitter to Tottenham-bound Yedlin's performance v Dallas

Seattle Sounders fans took to Twitter on Monday night to have their say on Tottenham Hotspur signing DeAndre Yedlin's performance in the 0-0 draw with FC Dallas.

The Seattle Sounders continued their run towards a historic domestic treble on Monday night, advancing past FC Dallas in the Western Conference semi-final round of the MLS Cup Play-offs with a 0-0 home draw.

After a 1-1 draw in the last weekend’s first-leg, an away goal in Dallas was enough to see the Sounders through to the Championship series after a tension-riddled stalemate at CenturyLink Field, with their back-line managing to subdue the visitors’ dynamic attack.

“Being able to defend well is an important part of winning a championship,” head coach Sigi Schmid said after the match.

“I know during the season the pundits were saying, ‘Do they have a good enough defence to win it?’ I think we’ve proven over the last three or four weeks that we can play good enough defence for sure.”

With victory setting up a tie against the LA Galaxy, part of the reason for Seattle’s triumph was the impressive defensive performance of soon-to-be Tottenham Hotspur right-back DeAndre Yedlin, who successfully managed to shut down the right flank on the night.

  Total TacklesTotal ClearancesInterceptionsTotal CrossesCross AccTotal DribblesDribble AccTotal PassesPass AccTotal TouchesUnsuccessful TouchesMins Played
DeAndre Yedlin 2 3 2 1 0% 2 50% 26 69% 37 0 90

Known more for his speed in attack, the 21-year-old’s defensive skills has been criticised at times in the past, making Monday’s showing an encouraging one ahead of his future move to White Hart Lane.

With news that he is on the verge of securing his Latvian passport, that switch could come as soon as January but, until then, the US international is hoping to help Seattle add a first-ever MLS Cup to the US Open Cup and Supporters’ Shield titles already won this season.

Judging by the reaction to his recent display, fans of the Pacific Northwest outfit will certainly be disappointed to see him depart, but they wouldn’t begrudge him the chance to prove himself in one of Europe’s top leagues either.

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