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DeAndre Yedlin’s hair journey. The Good, The Bad, The Ugly and The Oh Dear God

Some athletes have that signature “thing” about them that makes them stand out. For some it’s a shoe. For others, it’s how they look in a uniform. For homegrown soccer star, DeAndre Yedlin, it’s his hair.

I’ve decided to go through some of the various stages of Yedlin’s hairstyle and present “the good, the bad, the ugly and the oh dear god!”

The Good

This is pretty normal and accepted, by Yedlin’s standards.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sources: Sunderland are still trying to sign <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/USMNT?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#USMNT</a> defender DeAndre Yedlin from Spurs. <a href="https://t.co/W5VMEqm5Gx">https://t.co/W5VMEqm5Gx</a> <a href="https://t.co/LpAYA1DlZp">pic.twitter.com/LpAYA1DlZp</a></p>&mdash; ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNFC/status/764596671997108224?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 13, 2016</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

I can relate to this style on a personal level.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">HALF-TIME! Manchester City 1-1 Newcastle<br><br>Raheem Sterling&#39;s early goal looked to set City on course for victory but DeAndre Yedlin&#39;s equaliser has Newcastle deservedly level.<br><br>Follow the second half on our blog here: <a href="https://t.co/FjjrSfAAZn">https://t.co/FjjrSfAAZn</a> <a href="https://t.co/b6ipBVULUk">pic.twitter.com/b6ipBVULUk</a></p>&mdash; Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) <a href="https://twitter.com/SkySportsPL/status/1035940722359320577?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 1, 2018</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

The Bad

This is where things go south.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">DeAndre Yedlin&#39;s hair is different <a href="https://t.co/kFH0j4Afm0">pic.twitter.com/kFH0j4Afm0</a></p>&mdash; CJ Fogler (@cjzero) <a href="https://twitter.com/cjzero/status/871194876351840260?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 4, 2017</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

I’m getting “late 90s boy band” vibes here. SMH.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Newcastle given boost with DeAndre Yedlin set for quick return to training <a href="https://t.co/H4Stn0Mx9u">https://t.co/H4Stn0Mx9u</a> <a href="https://t.co/0ygalvMM6I">pic.twitter.com/0ygalvMM6I</a></p>&mdash; EDAFE MATTHEW ESEOGHENE (@ELEGBETE1) <a href="https://twitter.com/ELEGBETE1/status/1029751405010022400?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 15, 2018</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Stepped out of an Eminem look-alike audition and decided to play soccer. Bold.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">DeAndre Yedlin is Newcastle&#39;s best right back of the last decade <a href="https://t.co/dFOJSZ4jpG">https://t.co/dFOJSZ4jpG</a> <a href="https://t.co/z1rgE1YlnI">pic.twitter.com/z1rgE1YlnI</a></p>&mdash; Coming Home Nostradamus (@ComingHomeNUFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ComingHomeNUFC/status/824031022669066240?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 24, 2017</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

The Ugly

Pretty sure Rafa told him to change his hair.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">“He’s put so much faith and trust in me, he’s taught me a lot. This city and this club need to keep Rafa - and for a long time. There’s a sense of unity under him. The reason I joined Newcastle was because I could see we could do great things.&quot;<br><br>DeAndre Yedlin on Rafa Benitez <a href="https://t.co/7VQf3j5pUL">pic.twitter.com/7VQf3j5pUL</a></p>&mdash; USMNT Only (@usmntonly) <a href="https://twitter.com/usmntonly/status/993861827367964675?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 8, 2018</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Decided to dye it then was like…. nah.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"><p lang="und" dir="ltr"> <a href="https://t.co/KtF2cZSyHf">pic.twitter.com/KtF2cZSyHf</a></p>&mdash; Danny Ciaccio (@DannyCiaccio) <a href="https://twitter.com/DannyCiaccio/status/910579744097185792?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 20, 2017</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

The oh dear God!

I’m…..not even sure what’s going on here.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Happy Birthday to DeAndre Yedlin of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/USA?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#USA</a> who turns 21 today! Now where does he get his hair done?! <a href="http://t.co/HzZJBWSCVP">pic.twitter.com/HzZJBWSCVP</a></p>&mdash; William Hill (@WilliamHill) <a href="https://twitter.com/WilliamHill/status/486827090806046720?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 9, 2014</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Something out of Dragon Ball Z

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It&#39;s so he could see DeAndre Yedlin&#39;s hair in person. <a href="http://t.co/nuaBqqEDB4">pic.twitter.com/nuaBqqEDB4</a></p>&mdash; We beat Texas again lol (@NaturallyKatz) <a href="https://twitter.com/NaturallyKatz/status/363702461946540032?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 3, 2013</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Did he walk into Supercuts say, “Give me the sample platter!”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">New post (This guy has one of the best hair in soccer. Period. Deandre Yedlin...) has been published on Fifa ... - <a href="https://t.co/83DZvbjwIg">https://t.co/83DZvbjwIg</a> <a href="https://t.co/DanqtIYy12">pic.twitter.com/DanqtIYy12</a></p>&mdash; FIFA Events (@FIFA_Events) <a href="https://twitter.com/FIFA_Events/status/925174294627303424?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 31, 2017</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

….Why?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">DeAndre Yedlin&#39;s hair is already in mid-season form. <a href="http://t.co/2nz5x36o">pic.twitter.com/2nz5x36o</a></p>&mdash; J.R. Eskilson (@JREskilson) <a href="https://twitter.com/JREskilson/status/293785451729395712?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 22, 2013</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

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