USA fans react on Twitter to DeAndre Yedlin's latest midfield performance against Costa Rica

DeAndre Yedlin Jermaine Jones

Sunderland's Tottenham Hotspur loanee played the full 90 minutes of Tuesday night's 1-0 friendly defeat to Costa Rica on the right-hand side of midfield.

The US national team failed to bounce back from the weekend’s soul-crushing CONCACAF Cup defeat on Tuesday night as they suffered a 1-0 friendly defeat to Costa Rica at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.

After Saturday’s 3-2 extra-time loss to Mexico, Jurgen Klinsmann’s men desperately needed a win to lift the mood around the team ahead of the next month’s first two World Cup qualifiers but a 70th-minute goal from Arsenal striker Joel Campbell instead condemned them to a third straight home defeat.

Few US players gave a good account of themselves on the night, as Costa Rica largely dominated from start to finish against a side that started seven new faces following the Mexico match.

Sunderland’s Tottenham Hotspur loanee DeAndre Yedlin was one of those to come into line-up, as he took up his usual place for the States on the right-hand side of midfield, but the defender-cum-winger proceeded to endure a frustrating 90 minutes.

The 22-year-old showed his game-changing ability on Saturday by setting up Bobby Wood’s extra-time strike after coming off the bench in the 78th-minute but there were few signs of that talent on this occasion, as his end product was nowhere to be seen.

While he only misplaced two passes all game, the speedy Spurs prospect often found himself running into blind allies when receiving the ball in the attacking third and impressed more when getting back to defend.

Having spent the entirety of his club career at right-back, plenty of US fans have continued to question Klinsmann’s decision to persist with using him in midfield and it was not hard to find such sentiment on Twitter following the Costa Rica clash.

Here is a sampling of the reactions to the former Seattle Sounders star’s performance…

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