DeAndre Yedlin returns to Sounders: I'm the team's biggest fan

DeAndre Yedlin

The fullback was back in Seattle before Tottenham's pre-season begins, and visited his old side to see them put in a strong performance against FC Dallas.

Tottenham's United States international DeAndre Yedlin checked in on his old team in the last few days to see how Seattle Sounders were getting on, stopping to see the Rave Green take on FC Dallas on Saturday at the CenturyLink Field. 

The Spurs defender was happy to talk to the Sounders' website in the lead up to the game, the first MLS match he has managed to attend since he moved to London at the start of the year.

"It's pretty surreal, it's kind of weird to be back here as a fan now," the 21-year-old said to the Sounders website of his return.

"It's awesome to be able to follow the team, it's hard because they normally play when I'm sleeping. I always check Twitter when I wake up, the team's doing amazing this year and I'm their biggest fan now."

Yedlin also had a few words to Seattle supporters, speaking on behalf of the existing Sounders players, as well as responding to those who have supported him since his move to the UK.

"I know all the Sounders players appreciate fans support," he added. "I appreciate your support, and I'm just proud to be from Seattle."

The right sided player, who impressed in recent US wins over the Netherlands and Germany, picked a good match to attend, as the Sounders turned up the heat after half time to score three second half goals and beat the Texas side 3-0.

Lamar Neagle, former Newcastle United striker Obafemi Martins and Leo Gonzalez got the goals, and Yedlin can be happy to head back to London knowing his old team are missing him, but not too much, as they sit top of the Western Conference.

Yedlin will be eager to push on at White Hart Lane next season, after making just one short appearance from the bench at the end of last season, with Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino instead looking to ease him in to Premier League football.

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