Tottenham's DeAndre Yedlin injured for US - fans react on Twitter to performance

DeAndre Yedlin Jermaine Jones

DeAndre Yedlin limped off in the 72nd-minute of the US national team's 2-0 win over Panama after another disappointing outing.

The US national team completed their winter training camp with a 2-0 victory over Panama on Sunday afternoon at the StubHub Center to snap their five-game winless streak.

Michael Bradley netted directly from a corner in the 27th-minute, before promising striker Gyasi Zardes played a ball through to captain Clint Dempsey to double the home side’s lead 10 minutes later with his 40th international goal.

Having reverted back to a 4-4-2 formation after the failed 3-5-2 experiment against Chile, Jurgen Klinsmann’s side looked much-improved against their CONCACAF rivals, with solid individual performances coming from the likes of first-time starters Gyasi Zardes and Miguel Ibarra, as well as veterans Bradley and Dempsey.

However, Tottenham Hotspur's DeAndre Yedlin was not among whose to distinguished themselves, as the right-back followed up last week’s laboured display with another disappointing outing for the stars and stripes.

Allowed to join the US team by his new club last month in order to get his match fitness up, the youngster saw his defensive performance in the 3-2 defeat in Chile come in for criticism from both fans and the media, and it was the case of more of the same against Panama.

After a horrendous early back pass set the tone for a shaky first-half, the Spurs prospect recovered somewhat to show some bright moments going forward after the break, but it was an overall lacklustre outing which instilled little confidence.

More concerning, though, was when he was forced off in the 72nd-minute after a hard challenge from behind left him clutching his leg in pain, although head coach Klinsmann did not seem overly concerned in his post-match interview.

Now heading back to Spurs to resume his club career, one would hope the injury isn’t anything serious enough to hamper his start to life at White Hart Lane, having seen just 60 minutes of action for the reserves since arriving from the Seattle Sounders last month.

Judging from the general sentiment among US fans, he will have a hard enough time adapting to English football as it is, with the following being a few of the Twitter-based reactions to his latest showing.

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