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Five things we learned from the Seattle Sounders 1-0 loss to the Montreal Impact

By Aaron Campeau




TUCSON, AZ - FEBRUARY 20: DeAndre Yedlin #2 of the Seattle Sounders kicks the ball past defender Connor Lade #16 of the New York Red Bulls at Kino Sports Complex on February 20, 2013 in Tucson, Arizona
TUCSON, AZ - FEBRUARY 20: DeAndre Yedlin #2 of the Seattle Sounders kicks the ball past defender Connor Lade #16 of the New York Red Bulls at Kino Sports Complex on February 20, 2013 in Tucson, Arizona

Forced into action thanks to injuries to Adam Johannson and Patrick Ianni, 19-year-old DeAndre Yedlin looked very much like he belonged. Yedlin's positioning and delivery will require some polish, but his instincts, tackling, one-v-one defending and play along the ground are all strong. His speed and quickness is downright terrifying.

Yedlin's rise from fringe squad player to looking very much like someone that could feature in the rotation was one of the more intriguing storylines of the pre-season, and if anything his showing in his first start will have improved his stock. Yedlin still has a ways to go before he's proven to be Seattle's best option at right back, but in a league so desperately lacking in talent at outside back it's more than a little exciting to have a player that oozes so much potential.