The future of the United States’ back line appears to be in pretty good hands. Two American defenders notched assists this weekend in England. DeAndre Yedlin picked up his first helper of the season in a 4-1 loss to Manchester United on Saturday afternoon. His surging run up the right flank resulted in a very nice pull back for Dwight Gayle to finish.
DeAndre Yedlin gets the assist as Dwight Gayle opens the scoring for #NUFC vs #MUFC at Old Trafford! Great cross pulled back into the box, well done @yedlinny!! #MUNNEW #USMNT pic.twitter.com/CbF28cxBZ6— Jason Foster (@JogaBonitoUSA) November 18, 2017
Personally, I didn’t get to watch this one. Conceding four goals is never a good sign, albeit to a fantastic attacking team like United. If you were able to watch it, discuss in the comments how he performed overall. Nevertheless, this one moment is a cause for celebration as it was a very nice assist.
A day earlier, it was Cameron Carter-Vickers getting into the action with a lovely throughball from his centerback spot that split the defense and sent in a striker on goal. The assist helped his side defeat Burton Albion, 3-1.
Fresh off of his USMNT debut, the Tottenham Hotspur loanee has drawn solid reviews in his time with Sheffield United. He’s finally getting consistent minutes and proving why he’s been such a highly rated player by both Spurs and the U.S. system. This is actually his second assist of the season for his temporary club. After a good showing in the second half against Portugal on Tuesday, we look forward to seeing more from him in 2018.