The US international got 90 minutes under his belt in the first game of our post-season tour as we saw off a Malaysia XI 2-1 in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday.
Having been blown away by the levels of support for the team he encountered during that game, the 21-year-old right-back expects more of the same as we prepare for our second match against Sydney FC on Saturday.
“I haven’t been to Sydney before but I’ve heard it’s great and that certainly looks right based on my first impressions,” said DeAndre.
“I’m looking forward to the support that we’ll get from the fans at Saturday’s match and hopefully we’ll give them a good game.
“It was tough to play in the humidity we encountered in Malaysia but I thought I did OK in the game and it was a great experience there.
“It’s crazy to see so many fans so far away from where the team is based and I want to thank them for their support.
“It will be another great occasion against Sydney FC in front of a lot of people – it’s sure to be a great atmosphere and I’m very excited about the game.”