Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
For the second straight week, Cameron was an unused substitute as Stoke lost to a North London side, this one a 2-1 defeat to Tottenham. Stoke have lost four straight games and sit in 19th place, four points from safety, with five games left in the Premier League season.
Emerson Hyndman (Bournemouth)
Hyndman didn’t appear for Bournemouth's senior
Danny Williams (Huddersfield)
Williams fractured his fibula in training in mid-March and will be out for the rest of the season.
DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)
Yedlin again put together a decent performance as Newcastle won their third straight game, beating Leicester 2-1 away from home. The right back wasn’t too busy throughout the contest, finishing with just 35 touches as the Foxes dominated possession, and he was one of a few guilty parties on Leicester’s only goal as Yedlin allowed Demarai Gray enough space to cross a ball, which was knocked down into the path of Jamie Vardy. At the time, that cut Newcastle’s lead to 2-1, but the Magpies held tight from there. Other than his role on the tally, Yedlin was solid defensively, finishing with three tackles, an interception, and a clearance as Newcastle climbed into 10th place, just two points off the 40-point mark that typically signifies top-flight survival.
Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal)
Zelalem is recovering from a torn ACL suffered at the U-20 World Cup in May. Initial estimates had him missing up to nine months. He looks to be on the road to recovery, and he has returned to training for Arsenal. However, Zelalem recently confirmed via social media that he won’t play in any official matches until next season begins.
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Ipswich Town, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
Carter-Vickers put in a solid 90-minute shift for Ipswich in a 1-0 loss to Brentford on Saturday. The game’s only goal came from a penalty that the center back did not concede, and he was commanding defensively, finishing with six clearances and five interceptions. Carter-Vickers also completed 76 percent of his passes and picked up a yellow card in the match, but Ipswich’s winless run stretched to six with the defeat. More interesting than the game, however, was a report that came out Monday in which the 20-year-old said he will return to Tottenham in the summer but would be open to leaving the club once more — either on another loan or on a permanent basis — in search of consistent first-team football. His status will be a significant storyline to watch for USMNT fans come the summer.
Luca de la Torre (Fulham)
Once again, there was no further news about a possible move to the US for de la Torre, and he once again did not appear for any of Fulham’s teams this week.
Tim Ream (Fulham)
Meanwhile, Ream continues to shine in the center of the defense for the red-hot Cottagers, who extended their unbeaten league run to 19 games with two shutout wins last week. In the first, a 2-0 triumph over Leeds, Ream was a standout figure, dominating defensively with seven aerial wins, seven tackles, four clearances, and three interceptions, as well as passing at a tidy 88 percent clip. He was also somewhat involved in both Fulham goals; the first came from a corner which Aleksandar Mitrovic headed off Ream, onto Kevin McDonald, and into the net, and the second from a counter-attack which Ream started with a simple forward pass. He wasn’t nearly as involved on the weekend, but he did his defensive job well with four clearances and two interceptions and passed at 87 percent as Fulham beat Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 away from home. The 30-year-old has been in exceptional form throughout Fulham’s lengthy unbeaten run, and the Cottagers now sit just two points off an automatic promotion spot. They’ll secure at worst a berth in the promotion playoff with one more victory.
Lynden Gooch (Sunderland)
Gooch made a third consecutive start for Sunderland and was the Black Cats’ best player in a 1-1 draw with Leeds. The winger was involved in the buildup to Sunderland’s goal, driving into space and playing a backheel which gave Donald Love room to float a pass to Paddy McNair for the finish, but that was one small part of an all-action performance. Gooch finished with six successful dribbles (in 10 attempts) and a whopping five key passes, at least two of which led directly to good opportunities that his teammates couldn’t put home. That failure to do so could prove
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
Lichaj remains on the outside of Forest’s starting XI looking in, as he was once again an unused substitute in a 2-0 loss to Middlesbrough. The 29-year-old fullback hasn’t featured since being sent off on February 17.
Antonee Robinson (Bolton, on loan from Everton)
After spending a few weeks on the substitutes’ bench, Robinson made his return to the starting lineup Saturday, although he wasn’t able to make much of an impact in a 3-0 loss to Derby. The left back was actually decent on the day; he wasn’t responsible for any of Derby’s goals, had a few nice defensive moments, and contributed at both ends of the pitch, finishing with five clearances, four successful dribbles, two tackles, and two aerial wins. He was even rated as the Trotters’ best player by one blogger, who claimed that Robinson must be the first name on the team sheet over the coming weeks as Bolton battle against the drop. It wasn’t enough on Saturday, though, as the Trotters lost a third straight contest. With five games left, they are just two points off the bottom three, and they can be passed if Barnsley win their game in hand.
Gboly Ariyibi (Northampton Town, on loan from Nottingham Forest -> returning to Forest)
Following the firing of manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink last Monday, Ariyibi picked up an injury in training and subsequently returned to parent club Nottingham Forest. He finishes his stay at Northampton with no goals or assists in 12 appearances, and his future remains as cloudy as ever. It’s unclear just how serious the injury he picked up is, but it’s highly unlikely that the 23-year-old will appear for the Forest senior side at any point this season.
Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United)
Holmes went the distance for Scunthorpe and assisted on the Iron’s only goal in a 1-1 draw with Wimbledon. With his side trailing in the 84th minute, the winger broke forward down the left and played a superb low cross that Lee Novak turned home at the back post. It was the brightest moment of a good performance from the 23-year-old, who now has seven goals and four assists and has appeared in all 41 of Scunthorpe’s league matches. However, the Iron are winless in 10 games and have fallen from a promotion playoff spot down to ninth place in a crowded League 1 table.
John Anthony Brooks (Wolfsburg)
Brooks remains sidelined with a nagging knee injury. Wolfsburg beat Freiburg 2-0.
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Chandler was an unused sub for Eintracht, who drew 1-1 with Hoffenheim.
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen)
Bremen manager Florian Kohfeldt opted to not put Johannsson in the 18 this weekend as Bremen fell 2-1 to Hannover.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
After reaggravating his back injury last week, Johnson was again absent from the Gladbach lineup for a 2-1 win over Hertha Berlin.
Weston McKennie (Schalke)
McKennie was the first sub for Schalke, coming on at halftime in a 1-1 game with Hamburg that ultimately resulted in a 3-2 loss for Schalke. McKennie was instrumental on his side’s second goal of the contest, though, slipping a perfect pass through to Leon Goretzka; his shot was saved, but Guido Burgstaller was there to tap in. It was the kind of pass that makes McKennie special, with briallint touch and vision both on display (as can be seen at 29 seconds in this video). He also won three aerials and two tackles in the contest.
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund)
At long last, Pulisic’s goal drought — which had spanned back to December — was broken this week, but the right winger didn’t know too much about his goal which got Dortmund going in a 3-0 win over Stuttgart. Pulisic was certainly intending to cross in the 38th minute, but he caught the inside of the ball and it floated over the keeper and off the back post and in (the play starts at 30 seconds here). It might not have been intended, but it’s an important goal for the 19-year-old nonetheless. He also provided a helping hand on Dortmund’s third, nodding down to
Caleb Stanko (SC Freiburg)
There’s no update on Stanko’s knee injury, but it did require surgery, so he will most likely be sitting for a good chunk, if not all, of the rest of the season.
Bobby Wood (Hamburg)
Likewise, there’s no update on if Wood is injured, but he again missed the 18-man roster for Hamburg, who won their aforementioned matchup with Schalke.
Terrence Boyd (Darmstadt)
Boyd had a tough game for Darmstadt, who couldn’t muster up a goal against Holstein Kiel in a scoreless draw. Playing center forward, Boyd did win five aerials but had just one shot on the day. He only passed at a 52 percent clip as well. Darmstadt remain in the relegation zone in 17th place.
McKinze Gaines (Darmstadt)
Gaines was not included in the Darmstadt squad against Holstein Kiel.
Jann George (Jahn Regensburg)
George was again deployed as a sub for Regensburg, playing the final 25-plus minutes in a 1-1 draw with Kaiserslautern. He couldn’t help his side find the winner and did little of note during the fixture, recording just one tackle and only completing 55 percent of passes.
Ken Gipson (Sandhausen)
Gipson suffered a broken leg in training over Sandhausen’s winter break during a collision with a teammate. He is not expected to play again this season.
Andrew Wooten (Sandhausen)
Like George, Wooten was also subbed on with about 25 minutes to play, and he also couldn’t move the needle, not recording any stats on the day unrelated to passing. Sandhausen played to a scoreless draw with Greuther Fuerth.
Haji Wright (Sandhausen, on loan from Schalke)
Wright was not in the 18-man roster for Sandhausen.
Julian Green (Greuther Fuerth, on loan from Stuttgart)
On the other side from Wooten stood Green, who started but was equally quiet in Greuther’s aforementioned draw with Sandhausen. In 77 minutes of game action, the central midfielder won just one aerial, dribble, and tackle and recorded a single shot. It wasn’t a pretty game from either side, to say the least.
Jerome Kiesewetter (Fortuna Dusseldorf)
Kiesewetter did not make the Fortuna 18-man roster for a 2-1 loss to Bochum.
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt)
Morales earned a start this week for Ingolstadt but was yanked after just 54 minutes to try and add some life to the fixture. It worked, as the game against Arminia Bielefeld was goalless at the time but ended 2-2. Morales won five aerials during his shortened stint on the field.
Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge, Jupiler League)
Horvath was again not included in Brugge’s 18-man squad, which fell 1-0 to Gent.
Matt Miazga (Vitesse, on loan from Chelsea, Eredivisie)
For the second straight week, Miazga played 90 minutes as Vitesse lost to a side struggling in the relegation fight, this time falling 1-0 to NAC Breda. The center back actually had a solid performance, recording five aerial wins, five clearances, and four interceptions, and he did not commit the foul that Breda left back Angelino turned into a free-kick goal for the game’s only tally. However, the loss extends Vitesse’s winless run to four games, and their buffer zone on eighth place (which would be out of the Eredivisie’s Europa League playoff) has been reduced to two points with four games to go.
Shaquell Moore (Levante, La Liga)
Moore wasn’t in Levante’s 18-man squad that beat Las Palmas 2-1 despite finishing the game with nine men, but he did play 90 minutes for the reserves in a 2-2 draw with Silla CF. Moore could be in line for a senior start this week, as one of the red cards was shown to the starting right back, Coke. Levante are in 17th place, but they’re now eight points clear of the drop zone with seven games remaining.
Andrija Novakovich (SC Telstar, on loan from Reading, Eerste Divisie)
It was another momentous week for Telstar and Novakovich. The striker didn’t score in the 0-0 draw with Jong PSV on Friday, but he did find the back of the net in a massive 3-2 win over Emmen on Monday, scoring his side’s third goal in the 41st minute with a chip over the opposing keeper (unfortunately, video is proving elusive). That win put a four-point gap between Telstar and seventh-place Emmen and all but ensures that Telstar will play in the second round of the promotion playoffs as they fight for a spot in the Eredivisie.
Palmer-Brown didn’t make the Kortrijk 18-man squad that lost 2-1 to Royal Excel Mouscron.
Keaton Parks (Benfica, Primeira Liga)
Parks played 90 minutes for Benfica B once again in a 1-1 draw with Penafiel.
Desevio Payne (Excelsior Rotterdam, Eredivisie)
Payne is still recovering from an abdominal injury that kept him out for the end of 2017. He still hasn’t returned to the Excelsior side.
Kenny Saief (Anderlecht, on loan from Gent, Jupiler League)
Saief played 90 minutes as Anderlecht beat Sporting Charleroi 2-1. The winger wasn’t involved in either goal his side scored, but it was an important win nonetheless as Anderlecht got the first win of the Championship playoff portion of their season.
Jordan Siebatcheu (Reims, Ligue 2)
After the tragic passing of Le Havre player Samba Diop, Reims’ fixture against Le Havre was postponed.
Maki Tall (Tours, Ligue 2)
Tall was again absent from the Tours squad in a 1-1 draw with Bourg-en-Bresse.
Juan Pablo Torres (Sporting Lokeren, Jupiler League)
Torres remains on the outside of the Lokeren squad, which drew Beerschot-Wilrijk 2-2 in the Europa League playoff round of the Belgian season.
Timothy Weah (PSG, Ligue 1)
Weah was in the PSG side but did not play in a 1-1 draw with St. Etienne. With the league all but wrapped up, the youngster could get some minutes down the stretch.
Jonathan Klinsmann (Hertha Berlin, Bundesliga)
Klinsmann did not make any of Hertha’s squads this week.
Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen, Bundesliga)
Sargent didn’t appear for any of Bremen’s teams this week.
Isaiah Young (Werder Bremen, Bundesliga)
Young was a 79th-minute substitute for Bremen II in a 1-0 win over VfR Aalen.
Brady Scott (FC Koln, Bundesliga)
Scott didn’t feature for Koln or their reserves this week.
Nick Taitague (Schalke, Bundesliga)
Taitague started for Schalke’s U-19s in a dominant 7-0 win over Rot-Weiss Oberhausen.
Timothy Tillman (Bayern Munich, Bundesliga)
Tillman did not play for Bayern II this week.
Marlon Fossey (Fulham, Championship)
Fulham’s reserves remained out of action this week but will return on the 13th of April against Southampton.
Matthew Olosunde (Manchester United, Premier League)
Olosunde did not play for United II this week.
Kyle Scott (Chelsea, Premier League)
Chelsea’s reserve side did not play this week.
Mukwelle Akale (Villarreal, La Liga)
Akale did not appear for either of Villarreal’s top two sides this week, and it is unclear if he was in the C squad.
Joshua Perez (Livorno Calcio, Lega Pro, on loan from Fiorentina)
Perez played the final 10 minutes for Livorno in a 4-2 loss to Olbia.