The substitute helped Jurgen Klinsmann's side come back from 3-1 down to beat the Dutch 4-3 in Amsterdam.
The US national team shocked the Netherlands with a dramatic 4-3 comeback win on Friday night, as Tottenham Hotspur defender DenAndre Yedlin played a crucial role in the victory.
The visitors, who were without star men Jozy Altidore, Alejandro Bedoya, Clint Dempsey and Jermaine Jones, found themselves 3-1 down after 53 minutes following a Klaas-Jan Huntelaar brace and Memphis Depay strike but added to Gyasi Zardes’ first-half effort with three goals in the final 20 minutes to claim their first-ever win over the Dutch.
Following four quick changes, the comeback began in the 70th-minute, when captain Michael Bradley played a defence-splitting pass into the box to substitute Yedlin, whose subsequent cross was touched home by centre-back John Brooks.
Reading midfielder Danny Williams then pulled the US level in the 89th-minute, following up a cleared corner with a deflected blast from the edge of the box, before the shock winner came just one minute later.
With the Dutch in disarray, Bradley set up college sophomore Jordan Morris on the edge of the opposition area, where he crossed for striker Bobby Wood to tap home and complete an unlikely victory.
Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s substitutions certainly helped swing the momentum at the Amsterdam Arena, with Yedlin’s 57th-minute introduction for left-back Brek Shea proving particularly influential.
Shifting onto the right wing, the Tottenham prospect's speed and energy completely changed the game for the States like it did at the 2014 World Cup, as he burned the Dutch defence on a number of occasions.
While his lack of first-team minutes with Spurs may have seen him lose the right-back job to Eintracht Frankfurt’s Timothy Chandler in recent months, the former Seattle Sounders product is certainly making a good case to reclaim his starting role judging from the Twitter reaction to his latest showing.
#USMNT have total faith that Yedlin will just find a way to get to balls in front of him. Not a bad thing.— Andrew Marcinko (@Andrew_Marcinko) June 5, 2015
Yedlin is so good he's been the game changer tbh don't know why we didn't start w him #USMNT— Dirwin (@thenigguh_irwin) June 5, 2015
Baffles me how Yedlin isn't a regular starter...— Justin Cruz (@j_cruz14) June 5, 2015
Yedlin key player in the game. So much pace and was giving the Dutch fits on D.— Steven Kelm (@Steven_Kelm) June 5, 2015
As soon as we put Yedlin on that match totally changed. His best #USMNT performance for sure.— Rivers Upchurch (@OuterSpaceFlow1) June 5, 2015
Game completely turned around when Yedlin came in. #Beast— Forrest Grimes (@FGrimesN7) June 5, 2015
yedlin won us that game— RonJon™ (@Hinsley_Ronald) June 5, 2015
Yedlin will be my favorite player after Captain Marvel hangs it up. #USMNT— Martin. (@mind_ovrMatter9) June 5, 2015
Deandre Yedlin is a game changer and should be a first team starter. He and Michael Bradley won this game for us.— Scott (@imscottyyb) June 5, 2015
Thing i like most about Yedlin is the fact that he shows up in the big games. Netherlands,Germany,Portugal and Ghana he had brilliant games.— Ashley (@Ashley_Iboy) June 5, 2015
Yedlin at right mid is fun.— Chalupajuana (@Chalupajuana) June 5, 2015
Yedlin was a game changer— Luke Humphrey (@thelukehumphrey) June 5, 2015
In my opinion Yedlin is the best outside midfielder the United States has— Nathan Aune (@Nathan_Aune) June 5, 2015
Once again Deandre Yedlin, like he was in the World Cup, the difference maker in America's comeback victory against the Dutch.— Domenick Candelieri (@dom_candelieri) June 5, 2015