DeAndre Yedlin has only picked up one red card since turning pro in 2013. It came during a road match against the Philadelphia Union. It would appear, something about Philadelphia brings out the worst in him.
The Seattle native was sent off from Saturday's Copa America Centenario match against Paraguay after picking up two yellow cards within the first three minutes of the second half. The cards came just about a minute apart, and it's hard to argue too vociferously with either.
Another look at the two fouls that led to DeAndre Yedlin's red card. #USAvPAR #MyCopaColors https://t.co/Ub9OxxNQS7— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 12, 2016
Yedlin got the ball on the first challenge, but also got a lot of the Paraguay player. It was perhaps forgivable, though. What isn't forgivable is his second, which came almost immediately after the restart. Yedlin comes in hard and late, giving the referee virtually no choice but to send him off.
It should also be said that Yedlin was lucky to have not have picked up an earlier yellow after elbowing a Paraguay player in the face.
Yedlin will miss the quarterfinals if the United States holds on to advance.