DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — New U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter announced an intriguing position change after his first training session with the full American player pool, moving Tyler Adams to right back and DeAndre Yedlin to wide midfield.
Yedlin, a 25-year-old who is among the veterans retained after the failure to qualify for last year’s World Cup, has been primarily a right back for the national team and Newcastle in England.
The 20-year-old Adams has been a central midfielder for the national team, the New York Red Bulls and now RB Leipzig in Germany, where he gained a position in the starting lineup after his transfer in Germany in January.
Preparing for the CONCACAF Gold Cup in June, the Americans play exhibitions against Ecuador on Thursday in Orlando and Chile next week in Houston.
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