DeAndre Yedlin Joins USMNT Squad

DeAndre Yedlin with Newcastle United in April 2018
DeAndre Yedlin with Newcastle United in April 2018. Photo by Robbie Stephenson/JMP/REX/Shutterstock (9640339bw)

DeAndre Yedlin was added to the United States Men’s national team roster for upcoming friendly internationals against Ireland and France.

The Newcastle United defender was added to the squad along with midfielder Tyler Adams and striker Bobby Wood while Christian Pulisic, as well as Walker Zimmerman, Alex Bono, Ethan Hovarth, Matt Olosunde, Alejandro Guido and Lynden Gooch were all dropped, as coach Dave Sarachan looks to experiment with different combinations and players.

The US are currently trying different styles and combinations as they prepare for the 2022 World Cup cycle. They suffered heartbreak late last year as they failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since the 1986 event.

The Americans first play against Ireland in Dublin on Saturday. The Irish also did not qualify for the World Cup.

They then face a tough test on June 9th as they play against France. France is one of the pre-tournament favorites to win the World Cup in Russia and their players will be looking to impress during the game.