USA fans react on Twitter to the performance of Tottenham's DeAndre Yedlin

DeAndre Yedlin Jermaine Jones

USA fans took to Twitter on Wednesday night to react to the performance of Tottenham Hotspur's DeAndre Yedlin in the 3-2 defeat in Chile.

The US national team squandered two leads after goals from Brek Shea and Jozy Altidore to lose 3-2 in Wednesday night’s friendly against Chile.

Former Stoke City winger Shea put the US in front on six minutes after getting onto the end of a Matt Besler through ball, before striker Roberto Gutierrez pegged the visitors back four minutes later.

Altidore restored their advantage just after the half-hour with a low shot from the edge of the box following Mix Diskerud’s neat cut-back pass, but a second-half double from ex-Liverpool wide man Mark Gonzalez saw the South Americans claim the win in Rancagua.

Among the notable starters for Jurgen Klinsmann’s side on the night was Tottenham Hotspur youngster DeAndre Yedlin, who had been given permission to travel to the match by his club side in order to get back into competitive form, having failed to appear for the first-team since arriving earlier this month.

Starting at right wing-back in a 3-5-2 formation, the promising defender had a number of bright moments going forward, most notably in the first-half, when he came close to scoring in the 15th-minute after a well-timed run and shot, before later playing in Diskerud in the build up to the second goal.

However, the 21-year-old's defensive deficiencies were once again on display on this occasion, as his poor positioning played a significant role in Chile’s second and third goals.

An exciting but raw package of tools, most US fans realise that the former Seattle Sounders product is far from the finished article at this stage, and the reaction to his performance on Twitter was largely what one would expect to see after an up and down outing.

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