Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
The most consistent man on our list was at it again this weekend, playing a quality 90 minutes for Stoke City, despite not doing much of note in the Potters’ 1-1 draw with West Ham. While he hasn’t produced too many brilliant moments this year, Cameron has quietly had a solid season at right back for Stoke, and he should continue to see action in the first side.
Brad Guzan (Aston Villa)
Guzan played twice this week, and had games on completely different ends of the goalkeeping spectrum. He first gave up three goals in a 3-3 draw against Aston Villa. But on the weekend, Guzan recorded his ninth clean sheet of the season despite only needing to made three saves in his side’s 1-0 win at Spurs. More importantly, however, Villa
Tim Howard (Everton)
The keeper was quality in his team’s 1-1 draw against Swansea, only conceding from the penalty spot. He made just two saves, but both were classy, including tipping a Gylfi Sigurdsson free-kick over the bar. Howard was yellow carded for time-wasting as well.
DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur)
Its always fun to see an American make a BPL debut, which is exactly what Yedlin did this weekend, playing a decent 12 minutes after being subbed on in the 78th minute. There wasn’t much to judge, but the youngster made a couple of good passes and was beaten once on defense by Fabian Delph. To add to his week, Yedlin was one of two European-based players called up to Jurgen Klinsmann’s squad for a mid-week friendly against Mexico.
Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal)
Zelalem played 60 minutes before being subbed off for Arsenal’s U-18 squad on Saturday. The emerging talent still needs some time before he will crack the first team, but he continues to be selected for the academy side.
Regular national teamers not in the Premier League
Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes)
Bedoya was poor at right-wing for Nantes in a 1-0 defeat to a good Saint Etienne squad. The American did little of note besides picking up a yellow card in the 66th minute. Despite being in 11th place, Nantes are only five points clear of the relegation zone, meaning Bedoya’s season is far from over at this point.
John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin)
Brooks was Hertha’s best defender and one of the best players on the pitch in a 1-1 draw against Hannover 96. The center back recieved a very good whoscored.com rating of 7.7, and tallied eight clearances as well as five interceptions and four tackles.
Timothy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
It was a nightmare for the outside back as Frankfurt visited the Allianz and lost 3-0 to German giants Bayern Munich. There wasn’t much anyone on Eintracht could do, though, as they were completely outclassed from start to finish by the dominant Bavarians and out-possessed 63-37 in typical Pep Guardiola fashion.
Julian Green (Hamburg, on loan from Bayern Munich)
Green was called up to the USMNT for their match against Mexico on Wednesday. Hopefully, he will get to see the field, as it has been some time since Green has played for Hamburg’s first team.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
As Monchengladbach pushes for a Champions League berth, Johnson continues to impress. He played 77 minutes at left wing and was instrumental in his side’s first goal in a 3-1 win over Dortmund, as Johnson’s opening-minute shot was saved but pushed right to Oscar Wendt, who finished off the rebound. Johnson was credited with his fourth assist of the Bundesliga season as his side stayed two points ahead of Leverkusen in third place.
Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar)
Johannsson made an immediate impact for Alkmaar, providing an assist to Steven Berghuis in the very first minute to put his side ahead at Heerenveen on Saturday. However, things got worse for Alkmaar from there, as Heerenveen scored just before half time and tallied four times in the second half for a 5-2 win (though the game was tied at two when Johannsson left the field in the 67th minute).
Others on the USMNT fringes (or other notables)
Emerson Hyndman (Fulham)
Though he has recovered from the broken collarbone that sidelined him for two months, Hyndman did not play for any of Fulham’s teams this week, first or academy.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
Lichaj played 90 minutes at right back as Forest slumped to their third defeat in four games in a 1-0 home loss to Huddersfield. With only four games left and a 13-point gap between themselves and the team above them, Forest have officially been eliminated from promotion playoff contention, so — barring a transfer — Lichaj and his side will remain in the Championship for another season.
Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers)
Playing the center of Bolton’s defense, Ream continued to play well in a difficult 2-1 loss to second-placed Norwich City. Ream earned the highest rating of any Bolton defender on whoscored.com with a 7.1, totalling four interceptions, three tackles, and two blocked shots.
Danny Williams (Reading)
Reading played two matches this week, drawing both, but Williams didn’t take part in either. His absence seems suspicious, as there is no news anywhere online on him. We’ll do our best to monitor the situation.
Terrence Boyd (RB Leipzig)
Boyd suffered an ACL tear in a game against Ingolstadt in December which will likely keep him out for the rest of the season.
Bobby Wood (Erzegebirge Aue)
Wood has been out with a partial ligament tear in his right knee, but he returned to the substitutes bench for Erzegebirge Aue this weekend. He will hope to get back in the lineup against FSV Frankfurt next Sunday.
Rubio Rubin (FC Utrecht)
Playing as a right winger, Rubin started and went the distance for Utrecht in a 2-0 loss away to ADO Den Haag win in which the visitors collapsed in the game’s final 20 minutes. Rubin had one clear-cut chance in the match, and it could have tied the match, but his header was blocked by a defender.
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt)
After coming off with a knock in last week’s game, Morales was back to his best Friday in a 1-0 win over Heidenheim. In 80 minutes, Morales set up the game’s only goal with a tackle in midfield and a through ball to teammate Pascal Groß, and had a long-range shot tip off the frame of the goal.
Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart)
Kiesewetter was not involved in Stuttgart’s 3-2 win over Werder Bremen on Sunday..