BY SPNW Staff 01:20PM 11/10/2014

Yedlin on USMNT for two international friendlies

Sounders defender DeAndre Yedlin has been named to the 25-man U.S. Men’s National Team roster for a pair of international friendlies against Colombia and Ireland. The USMNT will play Colombia Friday at Craven Cottage in London and the Republic of Ireland Nov. 18. The 21-year-old Yedlin has earned nine caps this year and in July became MLS’s first Homegrown Player to participate in the World Cup.

The match with Colombia starts at 11:45 a.m. PT and will be televised by ESPN, WatchESPN, UniMas. The game with Ireland will begin at 11:45 a.m. and will be televised by ESPN2 and Univision.

Yedlin, a Seattle native who made appearances against Portugal, Germany, and Belgium in Brazil during the World Cup, started all 25 of his appearances for the Sounders in MLS play this season and recorded three assists.

Jordan Morris, a sophomore at Stanford and a Sounders FC Academy product, has also been added to the roster. The 20-year-old Morris has four goals and six assists in 14 appearances for the Cardinal this season. He was a first team All Pac-12 selection in his freshman season, leading the Cardinal with seven assists and adding six goals.

Morris won 2013 USSDA Player of the Year and 2012 Gatorade Washington State Player of the Year honors while playing for the Sounders FC Academy. Morris earned a senior National Team call-up in preparation for the 1-0 win against the Czech Republic  Sept. 3.


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