Before Yedlin and the US were shocked by Mexico on Friday night in Columbus, Ohioi and lost to their southern neighbors for the first time on home soil, DeAndre had been talking about how he had found it easy to settle in at Newcastle.
The City and its surrounding areas are near the same size of his home town – Seattle in Washington state.
He found it easy to settle partly because he had lived in Newcastle last season when he was on loan for the season at Sunderland.
DeAndre Yedlin in action at Aston Villa earlier this season
Yedlin gladly signed for Newcastle during the summer for £5M from Tottenham and he seemed delighted to be able to wok under manager Rafa Benitez.
The 23 year-old had found it difficult to settle in London after he had signed for the north London club in the summer of 2014 from the Seattle Sounders after an impressive World Cup tournament for the US in Brazil.
DeAndre has spoken on the MLS web-site and talked about his move and settling in at Newcastle:
“The first six months to a year at Spurs was a bit tougher than I thought it was going to be but obviously I was at Sunderland last year and I lived in Newcastle.”
“So I knew Newcastle from my time there, so living in Newcastle now almost feels like a second home.” “So that’s been a pretty easy transition.”
“A big thing for me is that I’m a big family guy, I have always been around my family.” “I was in college for a year and a half and then I went back home, so I was always around.”
“To not have my family there was tough.” “If you want to call them there’s a time difference, so you have to plan for that.”
“Other than that it’s not a huge difference living on my own for the first time.”
“I think we’re pulling 50,000 at St James Park and 6,000 away, so in terms of the support and things like that and the size of the club, it’s not any different.”
Yedlin is one of the successes so far this season and he already has 11 first team appearances with one goal and he is one of the many new players learning quickly from Rafa Benitez.
This lad has speed and skill and he could well become a permanent fixture at right-back for Newcastle as he gets more experience in playing in the first team.
DeAndre is popular with the fans and has a very positive attitude and he seems determined to improve his game as he gets more time working with Rafa Benitez.
He looks lo have a very bright future on Tyneside.