Born on July 9, 1993 in Seattle Washington, Yedlin joined the Seattle Sounders youth squad in 2010. A year later in 2011, he decided to play college soccer at Akron University. In two years at Akron, Yedlin was honored to the First-Team All MidAmerican Conference twice and College Soccer News Freshman All-American in 2011. Both years he accumulated 6 assists while playing defense and 3 goals. After two successful years at Akron, Yedlin decided to declare to play in the MLS (Major League Soccer). He signed with hometown favorite Seattle Sounders in 2013. A breakthrough rookie season in Seattle, he was voted into the MLS All-Star Game in which the MLS All-Stars would play Italian powerhouse AC Roma. Yedlin was the first rookie selected to the All-Star team since 2005. Yedlin continued to impress the football community as he was selected by Jurgen Klinsmann to play for the United States National Team in the 2014 World Cup. The 2014 World Cup was hosted in Brazil. In Brazil, Yedlin did not start any games, but was a key substitute against Portugal, a game which USA won 2-1. He was also a substitute in the games against Germany and Belgium. Yedlin as since made one more professional jump in his football career. In August 2014, Yedlin signed with English Premier League standout Tottenham Hotspur. He officially joined the team in 2015, after the MLS season had ended.
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