Newcastle United defender DeAndre Yedlin was left carrying the can as the US national side played out a 1-1 draw with Peru in an international friendly yesterday.
The 25-year-old former Tottenham Hotspur man hasn’t had the best October international break, but then again neither have the US as their first game against Colombia saw a 4-2 defeat and having been dropped to the bench for the Peru match, Yedlin only came on for the final six minutes but it was enough for him to get caught as they secured the equaliser.
In fairness, he came on in the 86th minute and that’s where I’m seeing their goal credited, so it’s not like he had much chance to get into the game first and that’s always a risk with substitutes, but it hasn’t stopped some fans from overreacting on social media.
At least the kids beat Peru 1-0. Yedlin was caught doing what the national team has been doing since 2014. Napping. #USMNT
— George Tucci (@TucciManBurrrr) October 17, 2018
— Mike Lawton (@malawto) October 17, 2018
How do you lose?
Put in Bradley and Yedlin
Losers turn a W into a draw which at this point is a L. #USMNT
— EvilBBAD (@badtimerunnin) October 17, 2018
Positives: Sargent, Acosta, Amon, Weah, Sweat, Cannon. The confidence.
Negatives: Yedlin in 1 min losses his marker a growing habit. Wood was wood. ????
— Kelvin Loyola (@Kelvin_Loyola) October 17, 2018
— jeffstaub (@jeffstaub) October 17, 2018
Are we done giving Yedlin a shot at RB? Cannon played great. Give him more time! #USMNT
— Nate Brown (@NathanBrown43) October 17, 2018
Yedlin can't assume just because he's playing in EPL (on a bad team) the #USMNT RB job is his. Simply hasn't made presence felt enough, given his experience, in last year for that to be a given.
— Paul Kennedy (@pkedit) October 17, 2018
— Skurps (@skurpsSLP) October 17, 2018
— Keith U (@KeithU11) October 17, 2018
I’d suggest their problems go deeper than Yedlin even if it’s accepted he hasn’t been great for them lately.