USA fans react on Twitter to Tottenham-bound Yedlin's performance v Colombia

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US national team fans took to Twitter on Friday night to have their say on Tottenham Hotspur-bound DeAndre Yedlin's performance in the 2-1 defeat against Colombia.

The US national team surrendered a late goal once again on Friday night at Craven Cottage as a James Rodriguez-led Colombia came back to earn a deserved 2-1 win.

The US took the lead in the 10th-minute when Jozy Altidore slotted home a penalty following Pablo Armero’s handball in the box, but from then on the game was dominated by the South Americans.

Jurgen Klinsmann’s side managed to hold onto their lead until the hour when Carlos Bacca finally made the breakthrough with Colombia’s first, before Teofilo Gutierrez headed in Edwin Cardona's cross three minutes before the end to claim the victory.

US head coach Klinsmann was encouraged by the performance, however, and was particularly enthusiastic about the contributions from the younger members of the side.

"We enjoyed a very entertaining game," he said in his post-match press conference. "The tempo of the game and its intensity was exactly what we needed and what we were looking for.

“For a coach, it's really exciting to see young players grow and have good performances.

"We have a couple of young kids coming through and some of them look as though they have always been with us. This game has given us a lot."

One of those young players was soon-to-be Tottenham Hotspur right-back DeAndre Yedlin, who was making his first visit to England this week since agreeing to a £2.5 million move from the Seattle Sounders in August.

After playing the past few US games in midfield, the 21-year-old was back starting in defence on the night, before being pushed up onto the wing in the second-half, but, despite Klinsmann’s comments, his 85 minutes on the pitch left something to be desire.

Having only arrived in England two days ago after playing in the Sounders' play-off match on Monday night, jet lag was almost certainly affecting him, but American fans were clearly a little disappointed by his display judging by their reaction.

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