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DeAndre Yedlin and US U-20s bounced from youth World Cup

Not only did the Baby Yanks get pounded by Ghana the Sounders right back was injured in the loss.


Things went about as poor as they could in the United States U-20 loss to Ghana. The 4-1 scoreline was generous to the Americans and was not close to helping them advance. It also does not assure that Ghana advances as a one of the best third seeds. Shane O'Neill (Rapids) and Oscar Sorto (Galaxy) were the two best on the day, but the two MLS Home Growns were not enough.

Things did not go well for DeAndre Yedlin. His play included an amazing cross that was misplayed at the far post, a yellow for playing soccer and a first half shoulder injury that would force an early sub.

"He had an injury to his shoulder with about five minutes left in the half," Coach Tab Ramos explained post match. "We didn't know if he could continue. At that point we thought about taking possibly Oscar out of the game to bring in a forward, but we had to keep them both in to see if he could continue or not because we did not want to lose both right backs."

So not only did that sub limit the ability to mount a comeback it leaves the Sounders wondering about the health of their starting right back just at the time when they need their depth most due to the pace of games in early July. He is on his way back from National Team duty and the team (and you) will be updated when the extent of the injury is fully known.

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