DeAndre Yedlin was handed in 62nd cap for the United States in their 4-0 win against Cuba last night.
Time to finish the job! ?????
— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) November 19, 2019
DeAndre was not at his best for much of the game and was replaced by FC Dallas defender Reggie Cannon in the 59th minute. The win gives the United States the top spot in Group A as they qualify for the semifinals in June where they will play Honduras.
Yedlin has been outstanding since he returned from his groin surgery for Newcastle however, he has not found his international form just yet. He’s struggled for the USA since his return to international action in October.
This may have to do with the USA using a flat back four while at Newcastle Yedlin can play further forward as a wing-back. Some of the criticism of Yedlin for the USA has been that he is a defensive liability.
We saw some of that when Newcastle used Yedlin in a back four under Rafa Benitez. However, he has been stellar for Newcastle since his return to action last month. Long may that continue as he has added so much to the Newcastle attack.