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Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
After being sent off on Feb. 14th, Cameron sat out last week and was again not selected to this week’s Stoke squad. He watch from the sidelines as the Potters defeated Hull 1-0.
Brad Guzan (Aston Villa)
Despite playing solidly between the posts, Guzan conceded once, and that was all it took for Villa to fall Newcastle, 1-0. Papiss Cisse received a cross just seven yards out following a terrible clearing attempt by Jores Okore, and the finish was simple for the Senegalese man, leaving little that Guzan could do. Guzan has been solid for the majority of the year, but he’s had little help from the either the Villains’ lackluster strike force or their questionable defense.
Howard played 90 minutes in both Everton’s 3-1 Europa League win over Young Boys of Switzerland and their 2-0 defeat at Arsenal on Sunday. In the mid-week game, Howard only made one save as Everton comfortably advanced 7-2 on aggregate. Unfortunately, it was back to Premier League nightmares for Howard, who conceded a pair of soft goals, the second of which game off a nasty deflection.
DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur)
As expected, Yedlin was not picked in Tottenham’s squad for the Capital One Cup Final, which they lost 2-0 to Chelsea on Sunday. However, he also wasn’t picked in the U-21 side’s 4-0 win over Everton.
Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal)
Zelalem did not feature in either of Arsenal’s U-18 team’s losses, to Spurs and Norwich, this week.
Regular national teamers not in the Premier League
Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes)
While Bedoya did not play in Nantes’ 1-0 win vs. Guingamp, more pertinent news about him came out on Monday, when it was reported that he had reached an agreement with Nantes to remain at the French club through the 2018-19 season.
John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin)
Brooks played 90 minutes at center back for Hertha Berlin in a 1-0 shutout win over Augsburg. Its always good for defenders when their team keeps a clean sheet, but more important to Brooks is the fact that the win helped Hertha jump out of the relegation zone in the Bundesliga.
Timothy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Chandler played well for Frankfurt in a 2-1 win over Hamburg. Chandler won six aerial battles in the game and continues to serve as Frankfurt’s first-choice right back.
Julian Green (Hamburg, on loan from Bayern Munich)
Green continues to struggle to break into the first squad for his loan club. He watched from the sidelines in Hamburg’s aforementioned loss to Chandler’s Eintracht.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Monchengladbach have held a tight grasp on third place in the Bundesliga this season, but Johnson hasn’t been a major part of it, starting just six league games. The sixth of those, though, came Sunday, and Johnson made a strong bid for more playing time with a man-of-the-match performance in a 2-0 win over Paderborn. He scored his first league goal for Monchengladbach in the 18th minute, a deflected shot from outside the 18-yard box, and put two of his three shots in the match on target. In the midweek Europa League contest, Johnson came off the bench in the 77th minute as Monchengladbach exited the competition with a 3-2 home loss to Sevilla.
Others on the USMNT fringes (or other notables)
Emerson Hyndman (Fulham)
Hyndman remains sidelined with a broken collarbone.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
As Forest continue their excellent run of form, with five wins and a draw in their past six games, Lichaj has been a mainstay in the defense, and he played 180 minutes this week in a pair of wins. Furthermore, the team gave up just one goal in those two games, a 2-1 victory over fifth-place (but falling) Bournemouth and a 3-0 win at Reading. With a back line in form, it’s hard to see Nottingham changing things up and taking out Lichaj.
Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers)
After sitting out a 1-0 midweek loss to second-place Middlesbrough, Ream helped keep Brighton off the board in a 1-0 win for Bolton on Saturday. He earned a 7.9 match rating on Whoscored.com, tying for the team lead with three shots blocked and successfully completing his only two tackle attempts.
Terrence Boyd (RB Leipzig)
A few weeks ago, we wrote that Boyd had been removed from a game in the first half, but that we didn’t know why. Well, after some digging, we found out why. Boyd suffered an ACL tear in that game against Ingolstadt which will likely keep him out for the rest of the season, if not longer.
Bobby Wood (Erzegebirge Aue)
Wood is currently sidelined with a partial ligament tear in his right knee.
Rubio Rubin (FC Utrecht)
Rubin was on the substitute’s bench but did not make it onto the pitch during Utrecht’s scoreless draw against Feyenoord.