Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
Once again, Cameron played a decent 90 minutes for Stoke in a 2-1 loss to Chelsea. He wasn’t culpable for either of the goals and had a team-high six pass interceptions for the Potters, who will try to get back on track against the team they are tied with, West Ham, this weekend.
Guzan’s Aston Villa side stood no chance against an in-form Manchester United team, and they were dominated in a 3-1 United win at Old Trafford. All three of the goals were fantastic finishes, with Guzan standing little chance on either of Ander Herrera’s brilliantly slotted goals and no chance on Wayne Rooney’s spinning half-volley.
Tim Howard (Everton)
Against a very good Southampton team, Howard was at his absolute best Saturday, making two saves in the first half and commanding the back line in a 1-0 Everton win. The second of his saves was of the world-class variety, as he dove backward and swatted a Graziano Pelle chip off the line.
DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur)
Yedlin started at right back in Tottenham’s U-21 side’s 0-0 draw with Chelsea on Monday, playing 90 minutes in a good team defensive effort. He also had a chance going forward, but his rebound attempt was blocked by a Chelsea player.
Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal)
Arsenal’s youth teams haven’t played since March 30, and they unfortunately play Tuesday, so we can’t give any new updates on Zelalem this week. We’ll let you know how those youth fixtures go, however.
Regular national teamers not in the Premier League
Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes)
In the first half of Nantes’ matchup with Caen on Sunday, Bedoya reacted to a long throw into the box and poked the ball home to give his side a 1-0 lead. They ultimately lost the match 2-1, though it was no fault of the American, who — in addition to notching his second goal of the season — completed 26 of his 31 passes in the match.
John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin)
Brooks and his team stayed hot with a 2-0 win over strugglers Paderborn, with the center back notching another solid 90 minutes. As Hertha jumped two places into 11th in the Bundesliga table, Brooks led the side with three clearances and earned a 7.0 rating on whoscored.com in the win.
Timothy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
In a 2-2 draw with Hannover, Chandler impressed in a 90-minute shift at right back. He had game-highs of seven tackles and four pass interceptions, and was involved in the attack for his eighth-place side. Though they blew a two-goal lead, Chandler and his fellow outside back, Bastian Oczipka, were Eintracht’s two highest-rated players on whoscored.com.
Julian Green (Hamburg, on loan from Bayern Munich)
Green has not played for the first team since November and continues to ride the pine for Hamburg. Still just 19 years old, he has plenty of time to grow.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Johnson wasn’t amazing in his side’s 4-1 win against Hoffenheim, but he was responsible for a game-changing play. Down 1-0 in the 22nd minute, the winger sprinted into the box to get on the end of a cross and was tripped. The resulting cross was tapped in by a teammate, but the referee had already given a penalty. Fortunately for Gladbach, it was converted. The German side is in incredible form lately, having not lost in their last seven Bundesliga fixtures, and they and Johnson are in great position to qualify for next year’s Champions League.
Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar)
Utilized as a sub for 30 minutes, Johannsson did little of note besides pick up a yellow card within five minutes of being subbed on in Feyenoord’s 4-1 trouncing of Alkmaar. Johannsson should not fret, however, as his job was made impossible by Feyenoord’s four goals, all scored before the striker entered the game.
Others on the USMNT fringes (or other notables)
Emerson Hyndman (Fulham)
After an extended layoff due to a broken collarbone, Hyndman made an under-the-radar return March 20 for Fulham’s U-21s in a 2-1 win over Norwich which slipped under our noses. However, he did not play in the return fixture between the teams, a 3-1 Norwich win, on April 1 after picking up a second yellow card and being sent off in stoppage time of the previous game.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
The right back played an average game for Forest in a 2-2 draw at Brentford. Lichaj did very little going forward, and it’s never good sign for a defender when their team concedes twice. Still though, LIchaj has been the first choice at the position all year, and that’s not too likely to change.
Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers)
Ream was part of a back five that preserved a clean sheet on Monday against a solid Cardiff outfit en route to a 3-0 win. The left-center back recived a whoscored.com rating of 7.6, another impressive showing in a stretch of quality play for Ream.
Danny Williams (Reading)
Williams was suspended week as a result of picking up a red card last time out against Charlton. The promising midfielder should return to the starting lineup next week for Reading, who sit in 19th.
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 is also currently sidelined with a partial ligament tear in his right knee.
Rubio Rubin (FC Utrecht)
The American made a substitute appearance this week, playing 30 minutes against Dutch powerhouse Ajax. He could only manage a single effort and shot wide, but his side escaped with a 1-1 tie, a good result against the perennial favorites.
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt)
Despite not getting a goal, the striker had five shots on target before being subbed off in the 64th minute with a knock in his side’s 2-0 win over FSV Frankfurt. Early in the game, Morales hit the post, and he also was involved in the buildup to the team’s second goal shortly before being subbed off. Ingolstadt still sit in first place in the 2. Bundesliga, and with just seven matches left, top-flight football is nearly a reality for Morales.
Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart)
Kiesewetter watched from the stands as a reserve in Stuttgart’s 3-1 loss to Wolfsburg.