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USMNT's Yedlin shines in Sunderland's upset victory over Manchester United

United States national team starter DeAndre Yedlin started for the first time since December 5th for Premier League side Sunderland, playing 90 minutes as the Black Cats surprised Manchester United

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This will surely delight Jurgen Klinsmann.

The talented, yet raw, starting right-back DeAndre Yedlin likely earned himself another start for English Premier League club Sunderland, where he is playing on loan from Tottenham. He put in 90 minutes of solid defensive work against fifth-placed Manchester United, helping 19th-placed and relegation-bound Sunderland surprise everyone and put up a 2-1 victory at the Stadium of Light.

Yedlin, the former Seattle Sounder who was transferred to Tottenham in the summer of 2014, replaced injured Billy Jones, the regular starting right-back. He is currently on a season-long loan at Sunderland, where he has nine Premier League matches under his belt, one FA Cup match, and a League Cup contest. His playing time has been limited, but that is to be expected of a 22-year old American in his first season playing in the best league in the world.

While Yedlin's time on the pitch may be low in England, it's not on the international scene. The Seattle native was a constant starter at the Gold Cup for the United States, and appeared in the 2014 World Cup before that. He earned an assist in the CONCACAF Cup in October after coming on as a substitute.

To develop, he needs more time on the field. Yedlin proved his worth to manager Sam Allardyce and Sunderland, likely doing the same for Klinsmann and the US.