Yedlin found time hard to come by last season with Kyle Walker and Vlad Chiriches in front of him for the starting spot at right back and he will have competition at the Stadium of Light as well. Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat has made no secret of his team's need for better full backs and with Sunderland's excess of center halves, Yedlin should be able to break into the starting XI.
This will be welcome news to Yedlin, who only made one appearance for Spurs last season in a 1-0 loss to Aston Villa. Those 11 minutes didn't show much but apparently it was enough for Sunderland to pick him up.
Yedlin is currently on international duty with the U.S. – who have friendlies against Peru and Brazil on September 4 and September 8, respectively – and figures to feature at right back or on the right side of midfield.
Perhaps when he gets back a starting place will be waiting for him at the Stadium of Light.