The Sounders rookie defender enjoyed a whirlwind few days in Kansas City where he became the first rookie to make the midsummer match since Michael Parkhurst in 2005.
It’s certainly been a crazy few days for Sounders rookie DeAndre Yedlin. The 20-year-old rookie was selected by MLS Commissioner Don Garber to play in this year’s MLS All-Star Game last month and after playing 24 minutes in the midsummer exhibition on Wednesday, added another milestone to his impressive resume.
Coming on for Houston Dynamo defender Corey Ashe in the 66th minute, the Seattle native got involved in the action at every turn, creating chances and breaking them up at the other end. Let’s look at some of the highlights from not only his time on the pitch at Sporting Park, but the entire All-Star process. (NOTE: Let this bad boy load for a few minutes. Lots of content below)
Social Timeline: DeAndre Yedlin and the 2013 MLS All-Star Game
July 15th - DeAndre gets selected by MLS Commissioner Don Garber to participate in this year's MLS All-Star Game
July 27th - Yedlin finds out that local rap sensation Macklemore and his crew would be wearing Sounders jersey during their performance at the All-Star celebration. The best part? DeAndre would be delivering them himself.
July 29th - Upon arriving in Kansas City, Yedlin meets Macklemore and presents him with his custom Sounders FC jersey...with the no.2 on the back, of course.
July 29th - Macklemore rocking said Sounders FC jersey.
July 29th - DeAndre's sweet view of the Macklemore show. So much Seattle love.
July 31st - Matchday! DeAndre's jersey and gear in his locker. Rocking the no.20 for the match, Yedlin had to give up the deuce to RSL veteran Tony Beltran.
July 31st - The game gets closer. We all wonder what DeAndre will look like not wearing Rave Green.
1’ - Hereeeee we go! #MLSAllStar is off and running.— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) August 1, 2013
July 31st - The match gets underway...with DeAndre among the reserves to start things out.
1’ - DeAndre on the EDGE of his seat right now. REALLY into this one, folks. Also, #MLSAllStar dudes have the ball.— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) August 1, 2013
July 31st - The kid was obviously quite excited to get into the match...
12’ - DeAndre definitely the sharpest dude on the MLS bench right meow. Just oozes cool. #YedlinWatch— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) August 1, 2013
July 31st - Like this even needed to be said.
July 31st - Standard discussions had with DeAndre Yedlin.
HT - @yedlinny walks off the bench and looks up at the press box, stops, waves, tell me he appreciates everything I do and then keeps going.— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) August 1, 2013
July 31st - This really happened though...
July 31st - Wait, when did Eddie take over @LIVESounders?
65’ - HE’S PUTTING ON HIS JERSEY! #YedlinWatch— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) August 1, 2013
July 31st - The moment you've all be waiting for...
July 31st - DEANDRE YEDLIN CHECKS INTO THE 2013 MLS ALL-STAR GAME!
67' - YEDLIN! PLEASE AND THANK YOU. pic.twitter.com/6d3T7Mkm7i— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) August 1, 2013
July 31st - Here's your proof...and what glorious proof it is.
71’ - Marquinho gets the ball, sees the hair, turns right around and gives the ball back to his defense.— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) August 1, 2013
July 31st - He literally stopped in his tracks. It was awesome.
83' - DeAndre! Big chance for the Sounders defender as he gets UP for a Camilo cross. Just can't nod home from the inside the six though.— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) August 1, 2013
July 31st - Then @LIVESounders got put in Twitter Jail (again) so we switched things to the main account. Fitting really.
86' - So close! DeAndre rushes forward, slides to Wondo who then back heels back to Yedlin who fires over the bar. Big chance!— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) August 1, 2013
July 31st - HE NEARLY SCORED, YOU GUYS!!!
July 31st - The whistle blows with the All-Stars falling 3-1 to AS Roma. DeAndre put in a heckuva 24 minutes, something Seattle should be proud of.
July 31st - Look at that smile! That thumbs up! What an amazing experience for the kid.