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Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
Last Wednesday against Everton, Cameron came on as a substitute for the injured Philipp Wollscheid in the 16th minute and was excellent, helping the Potters to a 2-0 win over the Toffees. Though he hasn’t started many games lately, Cameron’s performance, which included four tackles, four interceptions, and nine clearances, will certainly raise the eyebrows of manager Mark Hughes.
Brad Guzan (Aston Villa)
Guzan was in goal for Villa’s 2-1 over West Brom in the league last Tuesday, but he was rested in the FA Cup win over the Baggies on the weekend. He was beaten by Saido Berahino’s header following a corner, but he had no time to react to Berahino. Either way, Villa was bailed out by a late penalty to get three crucial points in their fight to stay up.
Tim Howard (Everton)
While Cameron was on the winning end of last week’s clash, Howard was in goal for the Toffees in the aforementioned 2-0 defeat at Stoke. Stoke’s first goal was a terrific header to a perfect spot, and the second was a rebound, so Howard will likely be more disappointed with his defending than his own keeping.
DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur)
Yedlin was not selected in Tottenham’s 2-1 win over QPR. It remains to be seen what the club’s plan for him is, but at 21, he still has plenty of time to grow.
Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal)
As expected, Zelalem was not picked for Arsenal’s FA Cup semi-final win against Manchester United. He did, however, play and score for the U-18sin a 5-3 victory over Leicester City.
Regular national teamers not in the Premier League
Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes)
Seeing his first action in nearly a month, Bedoya came off the bench after an injury and played 61 minutes in Nantes’ 3-1 loss to Reims. He didn’t have any major impact on the match, coming on with his side down 2-0 and seeing it go down to 10 men just before halftime.
John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin)
For the second straight match, Brooks helped his team keep a clean sheet, playing 90 minutes in the center of defense at VfB Stuttgart. However, his team’s attackers couldn’t score either in a 0-0 draw.
Timothy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Chandler played a full 90 minutes in his team’s 4-2 loss to FC Cologne on Sunday. He wasn’t terrible, but Eintracht gave up four goals, so there is a need to improve all around for the team that slipped into ninth in the Bundesliga with the loss.
Julian Green (Hamburg, on loan from Bayern Munich)
As usual, Green was not involved in Hamburg’s scoreless draw with Dortmund.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
After coming off the bench as a late substitute in a DFB-Pokal win, Johnson played a full shift in a 2-2 draw with Mainz, providing his second assist of the season to Raffael in the 67th minute to give Monchengladbach a 2-0 lead. But his side capitulated, allowing two goals in a five-minute stretch to drop two important points in their quest to remain in a Champions League place.
After coming on at halftime with his team down 3-0, Johannsson tapped home a rebound 10 minutes later for his fifth goal of the season, but it wasn’t enough to avoid a 6-2 loss to Utrecht.
Others on the USMNT fringes (or other notables)
Emerson Hyndman (Fulham)
Hyndman remains sidelined with a broken collarbone.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
Lichaj played 180 minutes last week for Forest. In the mid-week he picked up a yellow card in a 2-1 loss to Charlton. Things were better on the weekend, though, when Lichaj played well in his side’s 2-1 win over fourth-place MIddlesbrough.
Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers)
The left back featured in Bolton’s mid-week draw with Reading. He played a solid game despite not having any noteworthy plays.
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, 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 made his first appearance in almost a month but only played the final seven minutes of Utrecht’s 6-2 demolition of AZ Alkmaar. Rubin has struggled to find consistent playing time all year and will have to impress his coach even more now that Utrecht have shown they can score without him.