Wednesday September 23rd, 2015

United States men’s national team's DeAndre Yedlin received high praise from Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat for his debut performance with the club Tuesday. 

Yedlin made his first appearance in a 4-1 League Cup loss to Manchester City, and was a bright spot for the club in an otherwise poor performance. The right back played well against Man City's Raheem Sterling and set up a Ola Toivonen goal for his first assist. 

“Yedlin did really well for his first game,” Advocaat told club’s official website. “He needs to get to know the players better but I was pleased with the space he found himself in and his work rate."

Yedlin came to Sunderland on loan from Tottenham just before the close of the transfer window on Sept. 1. Yedlin left the Seattle Sounders of MLS for Tottenham in 2014, but had trouble finding playing time on the first team for Spurs. 

• USMNT's Johnson scores five minutes into return from injury

Sunderland's next game comes Saturday against Manchester United.

- Alex Nieves

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