Yedlin terminates Galatasaray Contract by Mutal Consent

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Galatasaray and USA international DeAndre Yedlin has terminated his contract with his Turkish team by mutual consent a year after joining them from Newcastle United.

The 28 year-old Seattle native, who is a part of Gregg Berhalter’s roster for the three of World Cup Qualifiers, started his professional career with the Seattle Sounders of MLS before heading to England where he joined Tottenham Hotspur. 

Due to a lack of game time, where he played only once for the north London side, he was sent out on loan to Sunderland before joining Newcastle in 2016.

Yedlin’s next club is not know at this time although there is speculation that he will be heading to Hull City in the English Championship League.  The Tigers new director of football, Tan Kesler, was instrumental in bringing the American to Galatasaray last winter when he worked as an agent. 

If the 71-times capped defender decides that his future is back in the USA, he would have no choice but to abide by MLS’ allocation order, which means that Inter Miami would be his destination.  This move does not look to be likely however.

Yeldin will hope to be in the lineup when the USA hosts El Salvador in Columbus, Ohio on Thursday night.


Michael Adubato

The old man of Yanks-Abroad, having been around since the very beginning in 2004, Known as the resident Belgian expert since that’s where he has lived for a couple of decades. Over the years he has interviewed Nats such as Kasey Keller, Brian McBride, Oguchi Onyewu, Jozy Altidore and Tim Weah, to name a few. When not working the day job, he can often be found in stadiums around Europe, watching games from the top flight to the lower leagues. To prove that he is not just a pretty face, Mike received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maryland and a Masters from the University of Oklahoma. Boomer Sooner! On a non-soccer note, Adubato has just released a book of poetry from his travels, Missing the Exit, published by Broken Keys Publishing in Ottawa, Canada. So that must make him the YA poet laureate! You can grab your copy on, order online and pick it up and Barnes & Noble or get an e-copy at various outlets.

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