Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
Once again, Cameron put in a good 90-minute shift for Stoke as the Potters came from behind to beat Southampton. The American continues to see consistent playing time at right back for Stoke, who moved into ninth place with the win and are just one point behind Swansea in eighth.
Brad Guzan (Aston Villa)
As has often been the case this season, Guzan watched Villa’s cup match from the sidelines as regular backup Shay Given led the Villains to a 2-1 FA Cup semifinal win over Liverpool. Though Guzan likely won’t play in the final at the end of May, he will likely return to his normal Premier League starting role when Villa visits Manchester City this weekend.
Though he didn’t have a busy day, Howard was perfect in Everton’s 1-0 win over Burnley. The Yank had to make just one save as Burnley went down to 10 men just before half time, but he controlled his area and helped organize the defense well.
DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur)
After making his Premier League debut last week, Yedlin was again on the substitute’s bench against Newcastle, but he didn’t get into Tottenham’s 3-1 win over the struggling Magpies.
Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal)
Zelalem played 90 minutes in the center of midfield and was effective for Arsenal’s U-21 squad, but the Gunners fell 3-2 to Middlesbrough. However, Zelalem was involved in the buildup to Arsenal’s second and was a creative hub in their midfield throughout.
Regular national teamers not in the Premier League
Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes)
Bedoya continues to start for Nantes despite some uneven performances, and he was effective in a 1-0 win over Marseille that put a severe dent in the losers’ European hopes. Playing as a right attacking midfielder, Bedoya recorded one shot and eight tackles, garnering a solid 7.1 rating on whoscored.com.
John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin)
Simply put, Brooks just keeps doing his job. For the third time in four games, Hertha shut out their opponents, with Brooks again playing well in the center of defense. However, this time, Brooks’ offense let his team down, as the game with Cologne ended in a scoreless draw.
Timothy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
What was expected to be a battle of Americans never really developed as Chandler came off the bench in a 0-0 draw with Fabian Johnson’s Monchengladbach. Chandler played 30 minutes for Eintracht, but he didn’t really do anything of note as the hosts held a dangerous Monchengladbach side scoreless.
Julian Green (Hamburg, on loan from Bayern Munich)
Once again, Green rode the bench for Hamburg after doing the same for the USMNT in last week’s 2-0 win over Mexico.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Johnson started at left wing against Chandler’s Eintracht and played a full 90 minutes before being subbed off in the dying embers of the nil-nil. He had two shots, one blocked and one missed, and completed three of four tackles attempted.
Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar)
The striker played his best game of the season according to whoscored.com, recording a 7.5 rating in a 3-1 win over ADO. Though he didn’t score, Johannsson assisted on his side’s third goal and was consistent from start to finish, tallying two shots and three successful dribbles.
Others on the USMNT fringes (or other notables)
Emerson Hyndman (Fulham)
Still waiting for his first appearance since a broken collarbone, Hyndman again sat for both Fulham’s senior and academy teams.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
Lichaj played twice during a busy week in the Championship. He put in a solid shift in a 3-1 loss against Watford, but had a rough go for Forest in their 3-3 draw against Blackburn on the weekend. What’s even more worrying for the right back, though, is his team’s defense conceding six in two games.
Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers)
Ream also played twice for his side, doing little of note in either game. He played at his preferred left back position on Tuesday in a 1-1 draw with Charlton, but was used as a defensive midfielder for only the second time this year on the weekend. That game ended in a 2-2 draw at Brentford in which Ream had a team-high four shots, showing his willingness to fight even when deployed out of position.
Danny Williams (Reading)
Williams was subbed in after 58 minutes in a 1-0 loss to Bournemouth and did not have much of an impact on the game. But the young center-mid faced one of the his biggest challenges this weekend in Reading’s FA Cup semi-final match against Arsenal. Though Williams played a decent game, he was overmatched by Arsenal’s strength in the middle of the park in a 2-1 loss.
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 made his return to the first side this weekend, playing 74 minutes in a victorious effort for Erzegebirge, 1-0 over FSV Frankfurt. Though he was unable to get on the scoresheet, Wood was able to get back on the field after it was initially thought he would miss the rest of the season after picking up his knee injury.
Rubio Rubin (FC Utrecht)
It’s been a rough second half for Rubin, and that continued this week for the forward. Even though his squad were winners against Utrecht 1-0, Rubin again was lackluster, and he has only scored once in 2015.
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt)
Morales started but only played 53 minutes, missing a penalty and being replaced with his squad down a goal and up a man. Ingolstadt came back and won the game 3-2 over Fortuna Dusseldorf, but it wasn’t a great day at the office for Morales.
Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart)
Kiesewetter watched from the sidelines as VfB lost 2-1 to Augsburg.