How Acquired: Signed as Homegrown Player on January 11, 2012.
• First Homegrown Player signed by the club after playing for Sounders FC Academy
• Two-time All-MAC First Team honoree at Akron
• General Manager Adrian Hanauer: “"We are thrilled to sign DeAndre as our first Homegrown player. Hopefully DeAndre is the first of many local players who will come through our system and wear the rave green at the professional level."
College 2012: All-MAC First Team honoree for the second straight year. Rated the No. 35 upperclassman in the nation, according to Top Drawer Soccer. Appeared in all 22 games, making 21 starts at right back. Finished third on the team with six assists. Assisted on a pair of game-winning goals against Florida Atlantic (10/5) and Michigan (10/16). Recorded four assists during a five-match stretch from 9/29 to 10/16.2011: College Soccer News Freshman All-American. Rated the No. 10 freshman in the country by Top Drawer Soccer. All-MAC First Team honoree. Appeared in all 23 games, including 20 starts. Started the first 16 matches at right back. Assisted on four game-winning goals and finished with six helpers overall. Assisted on decisive strikes against Cal State Northridge (9/3), Tulsa (9/24), Bowling Green (10/26) and Florida Atlantic (11/6). Netted his first career goal in a win against Ohio State (9/28).
Ranked seventh in the nation among all 2011 recruits by Top Drawer Soccer. Ranked 12th by College Soccer News. NSCAA Boys Youth All-American. Invited to the U.S. Soccer U-18 Men's National Training Camp and the 2010 SuperElite International Showcase. Named to USSDA 93 Academy Select Team in 2009 and 2010. ODP state team starter from 2006-2009. National U14 ID camp in 2006. National Super Y Team invitee in 2007 and 2008. Starter on the Sounders FC Academy team. Won the Washington State championship in 2005, 2008 and 2009.
Raised by his guardians Ira Yedlin and Vicki Walton. His uncle, Dylan Walton-Yedlin, was a two-time All-American in football at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. Enjoys cooking, traveling and hiking. Attended O’Dea High School in Seattle.