I strongly disagree on all of this. 1. Yeldin was better for the USMNT over the past 4 years than every player other than Pulisic and Besler. He always put in a hard shift and adds a speed element that we desperately need. Is he a UCL player? nope but he doesn’t have to outrun the bear. 2. Club pedigree doesn’t mean everything but it means a hell of a lot. It show a lot that he was an auto-starter for a top 100 team for several years and held his own at far higher speeds than the MLS/B2/Championship crowd. We know he can compete (although not dominate) at that level and we have little evidence of how his competition will play at a higher level. 3/4. Let’s see if Dest, Cannon or Lima can make the move to the majors and compete every day at that level. I like all three of them but they’ve not played better or as consistently as Yedlin for the USMNT.