Consider the Inter Miami CF defender on the same page as Chelsea FC winger Wales (21 November) as the Qatar 2022 Group B opener is fast approaching.
“We’re not going there just to be there,” the 2014 World Cup veteran told MLSsoccer.com after Tuesday’s MLS All-Stars training session. “We’re going to do a thing there and I think as a team, if your goal isn’t to win any competition, there’s really no reason to go. It’s not going to be good enough and we’re in the group.” I am in fourth or second place. We want to go there to win.”
Yedlin, 29, is one of the program’s most experienced players, holding 74 caps from 2014 to the present day. They have seen growth through various ups and downs, and are convinced they will make some noise later this fall under head coach Greg Berhalter.
“Obviously people have some expectations for us and the media and outside noise will say they can get it too far or too far,” Yedlin said with Iran and England, along with his other group-stage opponents. “But at the end of the day, I don’t think there’s a limit to this team. There’s no ceiling, and it’s a different kind of swagger than I’ve seen with this team before.
“It’s a team that I think just knows we’re a good group and a good team. But we also have to go out there and show up. Hopefully we’ll go out there and make some noise, and I I’m guessing a lot of people will be surprised. I don’t think a lot of people think we’ll go as far as we think we can go.”