Twitter reacts to DeAndre Yedlin's USA performance against Puerto Rico

Sunderland's DeAndre Yedlin celebrates with Patrick van Aanholt after the game

After getting plenty of playing time on loan at Sunderland this past season, the 22-year-old Tottenham Hotspur defender seems to have come on in leaps and bounds.

Sunderland's DeAndre Yedlin celebrates with Patrick van Aanholt after the game

The US national team began their preparation for next month’s Copa America Centenario with a 3-1 friendly win over Puerto Rico in Bayamon on Sunday as Tottenham Hotspur defender DeAndre Yedlin stood out as one of their star performers.

Jurgen Klinsmann’s side, who were without their MLS-based contingent on the afternoon, opened the scoring in the 20th-minute when Tim Ream pounced on Alfredo Morales’ parried shot to score his first international goal.

Newly unveiled Hamburg striker Bobby Wood made it 2-0 14 minutes later after being teed up by debutant Paul Arriola, but the hosts pulled one back in spectacular fashion just before half-time when Luis Betancur fired home from outside the box following a US turnover.

Arriola restored the visitors’ two-goal advantage 11 minutes after the break, however, with a simple finish from captain Alejandro Bedoya’s cross as they went on to see the rest of the match out with relative ease.

It was certainly not a perfect display from Klinsmann’s team, as they conceded far too many chances to a team sitting 123 places below them in the FIFA rankings, but there were several positives to take from the game – including the performance of Yedlin.

The 22-year-old right-back was extremely active down the flank, repeatedly wreaking havoc on the overlap, and showed the benefits of his season-long loan at Sunderland with some shrewd defending.

His crossing did leave a lot to be desired at times, but fans and the members of the media on Twitter still gave the pacey defender’s overall display plenty of positive reviews.

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