FC Cincinnati acquire D DeAndre Yedlin from Miami

League: MLS

Posted on: 04 Mar, 2024 at 05:13 PM

Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

FC Cincinnati acquired U.S. men's national team defender DeAndre Yedlin from Inter Miami, the clubs announced Monday.

Inter Miami received $172,799 in 2024 general allocation money in exchange for the 30-year-old right back.

"We're excited to welcome DeAndre and his family to Cincinnati," FCC general manager Chris Albright said in a news release. "He is a natural leader who will add valuable experience and quality to our group. We are confident he will be a great fit for us on and off the field, and we look forward to him joining us."

The move provides needed salary relief for Inter Miami, which has added big-name players including Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez over the past year. Yedlin's cap hit was a reported $683,000.

"DeAndre has been a leader for us on and off the field, and we're very thankful for everything he has done for Inter Miami. I've known him since his academy days in Seattle, and have been proud to see his success here, including helping the team lift its first trophy," Inter Miami chief soccer officer and sporting director Chris Henderson said in a release.

"This trade gives us the flexibility to continue building our roster. Our ambitions remain high and we will look to use the space created by this move to improve our squad as we aim to compete for titles."

Yedlin has one goal and 15 assists over 121 career MLS games for the Seattle Sounders (2013-14) and Miami (2022-24). He also has played for Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland (on loan) and Newcastle United in the English Premier League along with Turkish giant Galatasaray.

Yedlin has made 81 appearances for the USMNT and played on the Americans' past two World Cup teams, in 2022 and 2014.

--Field Level Media