Returning Newcastle Player Gets International Call-Up

DeAndre Yedlin has been called up for the US Men’s National team by coach Greg Berhalter. The US will face Canada and Cuba in the CONCACAF Nations League next Friday and the following Tuesday.

Yedlin has missed out on the last 10 matches for the USA including the 6 matches of the Gold Cup. During the last international break, the US had friendlies against Mexico and Uruguay. Nick Lima of the San Jose Earthquakes and Reggie Cannon of FC Dallas had filled in for Yedlin during his absence. DeAndre looks set to add to his 59 caps for the USA.

The 26-year-old made his return from sports hernia surgery at Leicester City on Sunday. We would like to see DeAndre get a start his weekend against Manchester United. With Jetro Willems back in full training after suffering a knee problem last week, we could see some real pace down the flanks if they both are picked for Sunday’s game.

Newcastle must show improvement this weekend at St James Park. Going into the international break on three straight dreadful performances would be completely unacceptable. Bruce should hold the players accountable and draft some others into the team this weekend. Players like Yedlin, Federico Fernandez, and Matty Longstaff have barely featured. This Sunday might be a good opportunity for them to get their first Premier League starts of the season.

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