We had another departure from our list this week. Hoffenheim midfielder Russell Canouse, who was on loan to Bochum in the 2. Bundesliga, signed a contract with MLS side D.C. United on the MLS’s transfer deadline day and will make the move to the U.S. The other movement on this week’s list comes in the form of Schalke youth player Haji Wright moving to Sandhausen on loan and thus jumping into the main portion of our list.
Cameron lined up along the left side of Stoke’s back three in the Potters’ opening-day 1-0 defeat to Everton. The 32-year-old had a solid, if unspectacular, showing, finishing with 61 touches of the ball — second-most of any Stoke player — while making four interceptions, three clearances, and two tackles. He was one of a few players who perhaps could have done better on Everton’s goal, as he could have closed down quicker to prevent Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s cross, but he was also outnumbered on the left side of the field on the play. Regardless, it’s a decent start to Cameron’s campaign, and it seems likely that the veteran will remain a key part of Mark Hughes’ plans.
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur)
As was the case often last season, Carter-Vickers was an unused substitute in Spurs’ first game of the new campaign, a 2-0 win over Newcastle. The center back is hoping to see more consistent first-team action this year, but whether or not that happens is very much up in the air.
Emerson Hyndman (Bournemouth)
Hyndman is still on the sidelines as he recovers from a foot injury that ended his loan spell at Rangers, and as such he was not included in Bournemouth’s squad which lost 1-0 to West Brom. The midfielder is expected to be back before too long, and he’s been talked up this week by veteran teammate Harry Arter, whose place Hyndman will be after when he is able to return.
Danny Williams (Huddersfield)
In Williams’ first game with newly promoted Huddersfield, the 28-year-old was a second-half substitute, coming on in the 57th minute as the Terriers earned a fantastic 3-0 win over Crystal Palace Williams was deployed in an unfamiliar right-back position and did his job, finishing with two blocks and completing eight of 11 passes. The Huddersfield midfield was its strong suit in the contest, so Williams might have a tough time earning a starting spot, but he’ll undoubtedly earn his share of playing time this season.
DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)
After picking up a hamstring injury late in the preseason, Yedlin wasn’t involved in Newcastle’s defeat to Spurs. The right back should be back in contention for selection within the next two weeks or so.
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, which means he likely won’t see the field at any level until 2018. If there are any updates on his progress, we’ll pass them along.
Lynden Gooch (Sunderland)
Gooch played in three matches this week for Sunderland, two as a sub for the senior side and one as a starter for the U-23s. The young midfielder came on for the final 13 minutes of the Black Cats’ EFL Cup win over Bury and the last six minutes of their Championship win over Norwich and didn’t make much of an impact in either. He was much more effective for the U-23 side, playing the first half of the 2-1 win over Tottenham and reportedly impressing with his dribbling and positioning. He’ll hope for more involvement with the senior squad moving forward.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
Lichaj went the distance in Forest’s 2-1 win over Shrewsbury Town in the EFL Cup but was an unused sub in the side’s 4-3 win over Brentford on the weekend.
James Murphy (Sheffield Wednesday)
Murphy didn’t appear in either of Wednesday’s senior side’s games this week as they beat Chesterfield in the EFL Cup and drew QPR.
Tim Ream (Fulham)
The odds were stacked against Ream and his teammates from the first minute Saturday, as his center back partner, Tomas Kalas, was sent off less than 30 seconds into the contest following a brutal giveaway. Playing with 10 men from there, the Cottagers did extremely well to earn a 1-1 draw against Reading, with Ream playing a starring role in the defense. Ream had six clearances in the contest and defended admirably, doing well enough to earn a spot in the EFL’s official team of the week. He may not be a flashy player, but Ream is clearly an important piece for Fulham, and he’ll likely remain a vital first-team player moving forward.
Antonee Robinson (Bolton, on loan from Everton)
In his Bolton debut, Robinson played as a left-sided midfielder in the Trotters’ 2-1 EFL Cup win over Crewe and impressed, getting into the attack consistently and playing a part in the buildup to Bolton’s opener. Robinson was then an unused substitute as Bolton drew 1-1 with Millwall in the Championship.
Gboly Ariyibi (MK Dons, on loan from Nottingham Forest)
Ariyibi was a key figure for MK Dons this week, playing 120 minutes and scoring the only goal in a 1-0 extra-time EFL Cup win over Forest Green Rovers before going 90 in a 1-0 loss to Blackpool. Despite being one of Dons’ better attackers and causing repeated problems with his set-piece deliveries, he wasn’t able to help his side get on the scoresheet against Blackpool. Against Forest Green, however, Ariyibi was the big man for Dons, seeing one good first-half effort blocked before providing the moment of the match, cutting in onto his right foot and curling home an excellent strike (the highlight starts at1:12 of this video) to help the side advance in the cup, in which they’ll host Swansea in the next round.
Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United)
Like Ariyibi, Holmes made a major goalscoring impact this week for Scunthorpe, although he did so in a different way. The winger came off the bench in the EFL Cup and gave the Iron a 2-1 lead late, running behind the defense and slotting a low shot under the Notts County keeper (highlight begins at 56 seconds in this video). County would equalize and the game would eventually go to penalties, where Holmes popped up again, converting his spot kick which proved to be the winner when County’s next shooter was saved. Then, on the weekend, Holmes again came
John Anthony Brooks (Wolfsburg)
Brooks’s first competitive Wolfsburg appearance did not go well as the center back was hauled off after just 37 minutes of Wolfsburg’s DfB-Pokal win over Eintracht Norderstedt with a recurrence of the thigh injury that caused him to miss time last season. The injury doesn’t appear to be too serious, as there are reports that he could be healthy for Wolfsburg’s Bundesliga opener this weekend, but the timing certainly isn’t ideal for Brooks with a pair of critical USMNT World Cup qualifiers coming up.
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Despite his team playing down a man for 70 minutes, Chandler played a key role for Eintracht in a 3-0 DfB-Pokal win over Erndtebrueck. The right back scored Frankfurt’s opening goal, drilling home a low strike in the 35th minute to send the 10 men on their way to victory. The goal earned Chandler man of the match honors, and the 27-year-old will look to build on the strong start when Eintracht open Bundesliga play this weekend at Freiburg.
Julian Green (VfB Stuttgart)
Green didn’t appear for Stuttgart, serving as an unused sub, as the side triumphed in the cup over Energie Cottbus on penalties.
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen)
Johannsson didn’t appear for Bremen in a 3-0 win over Wurzburger Kickers in the DfB-Pokal, and it looks like he’ll be leaving the club before the end of the transfer window. Watch this space.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Johnson was a late substitute, coming on in stoppage time as Gladbach beat Rot-Weiss Essen 2-1 in the cup.
Weston McKennie (Schalke)
After impressing throughout the preseason, McKennie was handed his first competitive start for Schalke in their 2-0 DfB-Pokal win over BFC Dynamo. The midfielder came off after 55 minutes in a pre-planned substitution with the game scoreless, but it seems like he’ll be at least a consistent first-team squad member this season for the Royal Blues. That was confirmed after the game from comments made by manager Domenico Tedesco, who said he was very impressed by the 18-year-old's contribution to the game.
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund)
Pulisic was not in the Dortmund 18-man roster for their DfB-Pokal win over FC Rielasingen. Dortmund open up their Bundesliga campaign this weekend against Wolfsburg.
Caleb Stanko (SC Freiburg)
Stanko was not in the Freiburg squad which beat Germania Halberstadt 2-1 in the cup.
Bobby Wood (Hamburg)
Wood scored from the penalty spot for Hamburg this weekend, but it wasn’t enough to avoid them embarrassingly bowing out of the DfB-Pokal to 3. Liga side Osnabrück by a score of 3-1. The loss was even worse based on the fact that Osnabrück was down a man for 70 minutes after Wood did well to earn a sending off. The striker took his penalty calmly, sending the keeper the wrong way before slotting it into the vacant left half of the goal, but that came on 75 minutes and was too little, too late.
Terrence Boyd (Darmstadt)
Boyd was an unused sub for Darmstadt, who bowed out of the cup with a 3-1 loss to Jahn Regensburg.
Jann George (Jahn Regensburg)
George started and went the distance for Jahn Regensburg in their aforementioned win over Darmstadt. He didn’t make an impact on the scoring sheet, but it is safe to say that George will be an important element of Regensburg’s squad this season.
Ken Gipson (Sandhausen)
Gipson was an unused sub for Sandhausen, who went out to fourth tier side Schweinfurt in the cup, 2-1.
Andrew Wooten (Sandhausen)
Wooten was not in the 18-man roster for Sandhausen’s aforementioned defeat as he battles a knock. It remains to be seen when he’ll return.
Haji Wright (Schalke, Bundesliga -> Sandhausen on loan)
Wright’s loan move to Sandhausen was officially confirmed this week. As such, we will be moving him to the 2. Bundesliga part of the list. He didn’t appear for the club in their contest this weekend, but this loan should help Wright get valuable first-team minutes.
Jerome Kiesewetter (Fortuna Dusseldorf)
Kiesewetter was an unused sub for Dusseldorf, who survived extra time to beat Arminia Bielefeld 3-1 in the Pokal.
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt)
Morales was not in the Ingolstadt squad which beat 1860 Munich 2-1.
Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge, Jupiler League)
Horvath started again for Brugge as his grip on the No. 1 role appears to be tightening. The keeper helped his side to a 2-1 win as Brugge kept their perfect record alive through three games. They sit atop the Jupiler League table on goal differential.
Matt Miazga (Vitesse, on loan from Chelsea, Eredivisie)
Miazga was sent on as an 82nd-minute sub for Vitesse and helped his side see out a 4-1 win over NAC Breda in their Eredivisie opener. From how the season has started, it appears that Miazga will again need to fight for his minutes, which he did successfully last year partly due to an injury to Vitesse’s first-choice center back.
Andrija Novakovich (SC Telstar, on loan from Reading, Eerste Divisie)
Telstar have yet to kick off this season and will will begin Eerste Divisie play next Friday against FC Eindhoven.
Desevio Payne (Excelsior Rotterdam, Eredivisie)
Payne was an unused sub for Excelsior in their 2-1 opening-matchday win against Willem II.
Kenny Saief (Gent, Jupiler League)
Saief suffered a setback to his hernia surgery this week, and it appears the striker will be out of action for a couple more months. We will keep you informed as more news comes in.
Jordan Siebatcheu (Reims, Ligue 2)
Siebatcheu started and played 68 minutes for Reims in a 1-0 win over Tours. He didn’t make a mark on the scoresheet, but it is a major positive to see him back in the starting lineup as the new season gets going.
Maki Tall (Tours, Ligue 2)
Unfortunately for Tall, Siebatcheu’s gain was his loss. Tall did, however, start and play 66 minutes for Tours before being removed for a sub, and similarly to Siebatcheu, it is encouraging to see him in the first XI.
Juan Pablo Torres (Sporting Lokeren)
Torres was an unused sub for Lokeren, who lost 2-0 to Royal Excel Mouscron.
Mukwelle Akale (Villarreal, La Liga)
Akale is expected to start the season with Villarreal’s B team in the third tier, which begins play this weekend.
Luca de la Torre (Fulham, Championship)
De la Torre didn’t appear for any of Fulham’s teams this week.
Marlon Fossey (Fulham, Championship)
Likewise, Fossey wasn’t in any of Fulham’s squads at U-18, U-23, or senior level this week.
Kyle Gruno (Leicester, Premier League)
Gruno did not appear in Leicester’s U-23 side’s 1-0 loss to Manchester United on Monday.
Jonathan Klinsmann (Hertha Berlin, Bundesliga)
Klinsmann suffered an ankle injury which further scans confirmed to include ligament damage in training for Hertha this week and is expected to miss several weeks of action.
Shaquell Moore (Levante, La Liga)
The Spanish season begins this weekend. It’s unclear at this point whether Moore will be with Levante’s reserve team or with the senior side.
Matthew Olosunde (Manchester United, Premier League)
Olosunde started and played 90 minutes on Monday for United’s U-23 side, which beat Leicester 1-0.
Joshua Perez (Fiorentina, Serie A)
Fiorentina’s senior and reserve sides begin their seasons this weekend.
Emmanuel Sabbi (Las Palmas, La Liga)
Las Palmas Atletico begins play this Saturday in the Segunda Division B (third tier).
Brady Scott (FC Koln, Bundesliga)
Scott rode the bench for Koln’s senior side as they defeated Leher TS 5-0 in the cup.
Kyle Scott (Chelsea, Premier League)
Scott was an unused sub for Chelsea in their wild 3-2 Premier League loss to Burnley. It’s nice to see him on the team sheet early in the season, but whether he actually gets minutes this year is still largely up in the air. If he does, he’ll move into the main section of the list.
Joel Sonora (Stuttgart, Bundesliga)
Sonora started and played 80 minutes for Stuttgart II in a 2-2 draw with Hessen Kassel.
Nick Taitague (Schalke, Bundesliga)
Schalke II defeated SC Hassel this weekend, but it is unclear as to if Taitague appeared or not. We can, however, confirm that he did not score.
Timothy Tillman (Bayern Munich, Bundesliga)
Tillman did not appear for Bayern Munich II against Eichstatt.
Timothy Weah (PSG, Ligue 1)
There isn’t much available information on PSG II’s game against Saint-Louis Neuweg, so it is hard to tell if Weah was involved.
Isaiah Young (Werder Bremen, Bundesliga)
Werder Bremen II did not play this week, and Young will be suspended for their next contest after receiving a red card last week.