DeAndre Yedlin made some headlines when he told Steve Zakuani last week that he “100 percent” intends to play for the Seattle Sounders again someday.

“That’s been my plan all along, to hopefully finish where I started,” Yedlin said. “I think that would make for a pretty good career.

“I remember when I left, Schmetz told me, ‘You’re welcome back at any time.’ So, I’m going to hold him to that.”

There’s probably a key caveat in the way Zakuani asked him the question, though, which specifically posited it as a way to end his career. Yedlin, who left the Sounders after the 2014 season, is still just 26 and can probably play for at least another 10 years if he wants to.

Although Yedlin has only played in about half of Newcastle’s games, that’s mostly due to various injuries.