DeAndre Yedlin wasn't supposed to make the 2014 US World Cup team. After all, he was only in his second season in Major League Soccer, and had very little international experience. And, for a defender, he... how should we put this... didn't defend too well.
And yet, he made the team. It wasn't just as roster fodder: Yedlin came off the bench and played extremely well. So well that he was transferred for numerous millions to England's Tottenham.
DeAndre Yedlin wasn't supposed to make JewOrNotJew.com. The Jewish sports media does a pretty thorough job prior to each World Cup... heck, this year it picked up on Kyle Beckerman. Yedlin wasn't even on their radar. And, how should we put this... look at him. He doesn't exactly scream "Jew".
And yet, Yedlin is a Jew. He is of African American, Native American, Dominican, and Latvian ancestry... which is rather terrific mix, especially once you learn that his mother is 100% Jewish.
At this point, we have to assume that Yedlin is out of surprises.