Tottenham Hotspur signs American soccer player DeAndre Yedlin

By Leighton Schneider ,

The Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premier League has announced that it has signed defender DeAndre Yedlin of the Major League Soccer franchise Seattle Sounders to a four-year contract.

According to ESPN soccer analyst Taylor Twellman, Yedlin will receive a $4 million contract, but will remain with the Sounder for the rest of the MLS season.

Yedlin joined the Sounders Academy in 2010 and signed with the franchise in early 2013, according to the Tottenham Hotspur site. That year, he became the first rookie in eight years to make the MLS All-Star team.

According to the Sounders, Yedlin played in 52 total games - starting in all but two - for the Sounders and scored three goals and assisted on three others.

Yedlin thanked everyone who has helped him so far in achieving everything during his career so far and said he can’t wait to play for the Spurs.

"I’m excited to have the opportunity to play with the Spurs in the English Premier League, and I look forward to helping the Sounders win a championship this season," he said.

When Yedlin made the U.S. World Cup team, he became the first Homegrown MLS Player to play for the National team. In Brazil, Yedlin appeared in games against Portugal, Germany and Belgium.

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