DeAndre Yedlin is the youngest candidate for 2015 U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year at just 22 years old. After a breakout performance at the 2014 FIFA World Cup after which he earned the Young Player of the Year award, Yedlin played in a team-high 19 of 20 matches with the MNT this year. Using his tremendous pace, the Seattle. Wash., native finished second on the team in assists, including a crucial helper on John Brooks’ goal to bring the USA within one against the Netherlands on June 5.
The winger also came up with a crafty assist in the MNT’s first 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Nov. 13, sending a quick elevated pass to Bobby Wood’s head and into the goal for the game-tying tally.
Yedlin found a new club home at the start of the English Premier League campaign on loan from Tottenham to Sunderland, where he has been a consistent fixture in the lineup.