How the US national team's Twitter-based supporters reacted to the right-back's showing in the 2-0 win over their CONCACAF rivals.
Second-half goals from Jordan Morris and substitute Juan Agudelo saw the US national team down Mexico 2-0 in Wednesday night’s friendly clash in San Antonio to continue their unbeaten run against their arch rivals during Jurgen Klinsmann’s tenure.
After a scoreless first-half, the home side kicked into life four minutes after the break when surprise starter Morris, who is still in college, marked his full debut with the opener thanks to some poor Mexico defending.
Klinsmann’s side then iced the result in the 73rd-minute through Morris’ replacement, Agudelo, to seal their third win in the last six matches against El Tri in front of a 65,000 crowd at the Alamodome.
Having made his long-awaited Spurs debut on the weekend, the former Seattle Sounders product was allowed to travel to Texas to join up with the squad and got the start at right-back after settling for a bench role in the past two friendlies against Denmark and Switzerland.
While his recent US performances have come in for some criticism, the promising speedster looked much better on this occasion, showing improved fitness and his usual attacking prowess down the flank.
In addition, the 15-times capped wide man also put in an encouraging defensive showing, recording four tackles, seven clearances, three interceptions and a blocked shot in his 90-minute outing.
Currently competing with Enitracht Frankfurt’s Timothy Chandler for the starting right-back job, if the Twitter reaction on the night is to be trusted then Yedlin’s performance could well have helped edge him ahead of his positional rival in the battle for minutes.
I've got visions of Jordan Morris and DeAndre Yedlin causing team fits in the years to come. #USMNT— Matt Compton (@mattcompton) April 16, 2015
Really solid game for Yedlin on our side of the pitch. Kid is everywhere. #USMNT— Geoff LaTulippe (@DrGMLaTulippe) April 16, 2015
Yedlin has been a work horse tonight. Been really steady. #USMNT— Trista Jade (@TrisJade1) April 16, 2015
Easily best #USMNT game for Yedlin since Belgium match at World Cup. Probably overtakes Chandler atop depth chart at RB.— Paul Kennedy (@pkedit) April 16, 2015
85th minute and Yedlin is still racing that fast. Damn. #USMNT— Lauren Holiday® (@Rock_n_RollDoll) April 16, 2015
yedlin does not get nearly enough credit to what he means to the #USMNT. solid game— Josh Geidel (@josh_geidel) April 16, 2015