DeAndre Yedlin is about as Seattle as they come. He was born here, grew up here, went to high school here, played for his youth soccer here and, of course, got his professional start with the Seattle Sounders. Unfortunately, he picked up a red card and won’t be available to play in Thursday’s Copa America quarterfinal, but that hasn’t stopped him from taking in the town with his United States national teammates.
Seattle native @yedlinny shows the #USMNT how it's done. pic.twitter.com/Hty4ZflkDm— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) June 15, 2016
Poor video quality and spooky audio aside, I'd like to think we could think of something a bit less cliché for Yedlin to do in his hometown. But who knows? Maybe this is just the first of many stops. Maybe we’ll see him checking out the salmon ladder at Ballard Locks, playing with his dog at Magnusson Park, drinking a beer at one of our many microbreweries or guiding us through a walking tour of Fremont’s various art installations. There’s still time!