Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
After suffering a thigh injury on international duty with the U.S. Men’s National Team, Cameron wasn’t fit to play for Stoke in their 2-0 loss to Leicester. The issue doesn’t appear to be too serious, so Cameron could return this week as Stoke visits Burnley and hosts Liverpool, but it’s unclear at this point whether or not that will be the case.
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur)
Carter-Vickers was an unused substitute as Spurs beat Burnley 2-0. The center back did make an impact on
Lynden Gooch (Sunderland)
Gooch started and went 88 minutes for Sunderland’s U-23s as they beat Norwich 1-0 to advance to the final of the Premier League International Cup, where they’ll battle Porto. Gooch didn’t have an impact on the scoreline, but he created a number of decent chances for Sunderland and was heavily involved in their attack. He also hit the bar once and had another decent opportunity foiled by Norwich’s keeper. He remains just outside of the Sunderland senior team at the moment, though further solid performances with the youth team could change that over the coming weeks.
Brad Guzan (Middlesbrough)
Guzan took up his usual spot for Boro on the bench, backing up Victor Valdes for their game at Swansea. The contest ended scoreless.
Matthew Olosunde (Manchester United)
Manchester United’s youth squad is on a lengthy break and will play again on April 10.
Gboly Ariyibi (Nottingham Forest)
Ariyibi did not appear for either Forest’s senior or youth team this week.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
Meanwhile, Lichaj started and went 90 minutes for Forest at right back in a 1-1 draw with Preston. The 28-year-old had a busy day, finishing with five clearances and two tackles while picking up a yellow card as Forest got a vital point to move two away from the drop zone.
Tim Ream (Fulham)
Following his appearances with the USMNT last week, Ream was on the bench for Fulham’s Championship game with Rotherham and came on for the final seconds, helping his side see out a 1-0 win despite not touching the ball. It was a significant result for both clubs as Rotherham had their relegation confirmed while Fulham moved into the top six and the final promotion playoff place.
Luca de la Torre (Fulham)
De la Torre still has yet to appear in a league game for Fulham’s senior side, and the U-23s were inactive this week.
Danny Williams (Reading)
In a huge game against Leeds, Williams went 90 minutes for Reading in the center of the park as the Royals snared three critical points with a 1-0 victory. He filled out the stat sheet, putting one shot off target and recording two dribbles, a tackle, and a 91 percent pass completion rate. He also picked up a yellow card, but that won’t matter much to the 28-year-old as Reading moved to within one point of third-place Huddersfield.
Andrija Novakovich (Reading)
Novakovich played an important role for Reading’s U-23 side as the Royals earned a spot in the semifinals of the Premier League Cup with a 1-0 win over Newcastle. The striker was the oldest player in Reading’s starting lineup at 20, and he was hugely involved in the attack, seeing a few decent opportunities saved. He did, however, have the final say in the game as he sent Newcastle’s keeper the wrong way from the penalty spot with 20 minutes to play to give the Royals the win.
DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)
Yedlin remains sidelined with the thigh injury he picked up prior to the international break and missed Newcastle’s 2-1 win over Wigan. The Magpies still lead the Championship and sit 10 points clear of third-place Huddersfield, so there shouldn’t be any rush to get Yedlin back into the squad.
Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United)
Scunthorpe lost 3-1 to Millwall and slipped to fifth place in League One, just four points ahead of the seventh-place Lions and a spot outside of the promotion playoffs. Holmes did not make the squad for the defeat.
Terrence Boyd (Darmstadt)
Boyd did not get off the bench against his former side as Darmstadt lost 4-0 at RB Leipzig. The side now sits 14 points away from safety at the bottom of the Bundesliga table.
John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin)
After coming off early for the USMNT against Honduras due to a sinus infection and missing the second game against Panama, Brooks was back in the starting squad for Hertha as they dropped a big Bundesliga game 3-1 to visiting Hoffenheim. The center back was solid, though unspectacular, in the contest, making a game-high five clearances, winning two aerials, completing one dribble, passing at an 86 percent clip, and finding himself in good defensive positions throughout. That includes his lone tackle of the game in which Brooks did extremely well to deny a Hoffenheim attack in which the side had the numerical advantage. However, Brooks was caught very slightly out of position on Hoffenheim’s final goal in the final stages as Hertha fell seven points behind Borussia Dortmund in the race for the Bundesliga’s final Champions League spot.
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Chandler was one of his side’s best players in a scoreless draw with Monchengladbach. Lined up as a right wingback, Chandler had three aerial wins, two tackles, two interceptions, two clearances, and a successful dribble. He also picked up a late yellow. However, despite recording a 7.5 whoscored.com match rating, second-best in the squad, Chandler couldn’t help his team to what would have been a big win. Frankfurt sits outside of a European place on goal differential and has gone seven Bundesliga games without a win.
Johannsson was an unused sub as Bremen beat Freiburg 5-2 to move three points clear of the relegation playoff position.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Johnson remains sidelined with a thigh injury and was not part of Gladbach’s goalless draw with Eintracht Frankfurt.
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt)
Morales played a solid 90 minutes in Ingolstadt’s 2-1 win over Mainz. The central midfielder won four aerials and three tackles, but was pretty quiet otherwise en route to a 7.1 rating on whoscored.com. The win helps Ingolstadt’s chances of survival, although they still need to make up a seven-point gap just to get out of the automatic relegation spots and into the playoff.
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund)
After a long week with the USMNT, Pulisic saw just three minutes of action for Dortmund in a 1-1 derby draw with Schalke. It was always going to be a tough task to make an impact off the bench, and Pulisic couldn’t in the end in his limited showing.
Bobby Wood (Hamburg)
Wood played very well for Hamburg this weekend in a critical 2-1 win over Cologne. First, Wood assisted on the opening tally when he turned his man in the box and played a short ball to Nicolai Muller, who tapped in. Even if Muller had missed, Wood was fouled on the play and would have won a penalty. Later, Wood would hit the post with an effort just after halftime before making his presence known in the moment of the match. With the game tied at one in stoppage time, Wood was part of a goalmouth scramble, during which the ball popped free to Lewis Holtby, who slotted home the winner. Wood wasn’t directly involved in the goal, but he played an important part nonetheless. Hamburg are not out of the relegation zone yet, though they sit in the relegation playoff position only by a point, and they will like their prospects of survival following three wins and a draw in their last four games.
Canouse started as a stopper for Bochum and did very well to hold Sandhausen’s attack at bay during a nil-nil draw. Canouse won five tackles and four aerials and passed at a decent 76 percent for the middling side.
Julian Green (VfB Stuttgart)
Green started and played 68 minutes for Stuttgart in a 3-3 draw with Dynamo Dresden. He did smack the post with a 16th minute effort, but was not on the scoresheet in the draw. Worse, after Green was taken off, the Stuttgart offense woke up, scoring twice down the stretch to come from two goals down to tie. Still, Green was decent all around on the day and passed at an 88 percent rate, a very good mark for an attacker.
Jerome Kiesewetter (Fortuna Dusseldorf)
Kiesewetter was an unused sub in Düsseldorf’s 1-0 loss to 1860 Munich.
Andrew Wooten (Sandhausen)
Wooten was not in the Sandhausen squad for their aforementioned draw with Bochum.
Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge, Jupiler League)
Horvath was again an unused sub for Brugge in a 2-1 loss to Gent.
Emerson Hyndman (Bournemouth, on loan to Rangers, Scottish Premiership)
Hyndman took up his normal starting spot for Rangers this week in a 1-1 draw against Motherwell. The youngster didn’t make a huge impact on the fixture, but did have quite the twist off the field when it was reported that Rangers’ biggest rival Celtic are lining up a potential swoop for Hyndman. It would be hard to think that Bournemouth would let him go after his breakout campaign, but every player has a price, so if the Scottish giants are willing to pay, anything could happen.
Bjorn-Maars Johnsen (Hearts, Scottish Premiership)
Johnsen logged a full 90 minutes for Hearts this week, but against Celtic, it is hard to get anything going, and Johnsen felt that pain. Hearts fell 5-0 as Celtic sealed the Scottish Premiership title, and though Johnsen did have a couple of decent plays throughout the contest, they were always going to be for naught.
Perry Kitchen (Hearts, Scottish Premiership)
Kitchen also started and played 90 minutes, and just like Johnsen, he had very little impact on a match Hearts were thoroughly dominated in.
Matt Miazga (Chelsea, on loan to Vitesse, Eredivisie)
Miazga continues to impress for Vitesse, playing a quality 90 minutes at center back in a 2-1 win over NEC. The 21-year-old won seven aerials and completed 91 percent of passes, which helped him to a 7.5 rating on whoscored.com, third-best on his team. After a dormant period with Chelsea and earlier this year with Vitesse, Miazga is finally finding the form that have so many excited about his high ceiling.
Desevio Payne (FC Groningen, Eredivisie)
Payne was unsurprisingly not included in the Groningen roster for their goalless draw with AZ.
Josh Perez (Fiorentina, Serie A)
Perez was not in the Fiorentina roster which beat Bologna 1-0. The youngster has not seen action for Fiorentina in quite some time so, for now, we are taking him off this list. If he returns to the squad this season, he will return to this spot.
Jordan Siebatcheu (Châteauroux, Championnat National, on loan from Reims)
Siebatcheu was subbed off with six minutes to play and his side down a goal to Beziers as Châteauroux ultimately fell 2-1. The young striker did not make a significant impact on the fixture.
Caleb Stanko (FC Vaduz, Swiss Super League, on loan from SC Freiburg)
Stanko was handed a rare start this week as Vaduz lost 3-2 to Swiss giants Young Boys. The 23-year-old played 56 minutes before picking up a yellow card and promptly being subbed out right after.
Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal, on loan to VVV Venlo, Eerste Divisie)
Zelalem entered VVV Venlo’s game with NAC Breda in the 76th minute, but his side was already in a 3-0 hole and would go onto lose by four. It was always going to be a tall task for him to have any impact on the already lost fixture, and he was unable to do so.