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Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
Cameron was subbed on at halftime and played a decent 45 minutes for the Potters in a 1-0 loss to West Brom on Saturday. He was not on the field during the goal, but he was also lucky to not be called for a penalty when he took down Craig Dawson in the area. Stoke’s offense didn’t help at all, either, only mustering two shots on target.
Brad Guzan (Aston Villa)
On Saturday, Guzan recorded his eighth clean sheet of the season, but first in the league since New Year’s Day, as Villa won 4-0 against Sunderland, scoring all their goals in the first half. Guzan has been pretty solid all year for Villa but has gotten little help from his strikers, so he will be encouraged by his forwards finally rounding into form.
Howard played very well despite only needing to record three saves in his club’s 3-0 victory over Newcastle. The keeper was a bit lucky, as Newcastle’s best chance was seemingly obstructed by the elbow of midfielder James McCarthy, but the referee did not award a spot kick.
DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur)
Yedlin started for Tottenham’s U-21s on Monday and played 73 minutes in a 2-0 loss to Norwich. The Canaries’ first goal came from a corner, and the second came after Yedlin was taken out. It was a decent showing for the former Seattle Sounder, who saw action for Spurs for the first time since Jan. 9.
Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal)
Zelalem continues to feature for Arsenal’s youth squads, playing 78 minutes in a 1-0 loss to Derby County last Tuesday and 89 minutes in a scoreless draw with Blackburn Rovers on Monday for the U-21s. He impressed in Monday’s tie, hitting the post and creating multiple chances, but couldn’t find the final touch.
Regular national teamers not in the Premier League
Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes)
While he played 90 minutes in an attacking midfield role in a win, Bedoya struggled at times in Nantes’ 2-1 win over Evian. His passing was a bit off, as he converted on just 19 of 37 pass attempts, and his one good chance at goal, a header from close range, was saved by Evian’s keeper.
John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin)
It wasn’t a good weekend for Brooks, as the center back was at least partially responsible for both of Schalke’s goals in a 2-2 draw. First, he was faked out by Leroy Sane as the young winger cut to the net and chipped neatly over Hertha keeper Thomas Kraft. Then, with time running out, Brooks misjudged a cross into the box, which found Joel Matip, who headed home to tie the game.
Timothy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Chandler was terrific in a 4-0 win over struggling Paderborn. He earned the third-highest match rating on whoscored.com for Frankfurt, linking well in attack on Eintracht’s second goal and making a sliding clearance off the line to hold the clean sheet in the final 15 minutes.
Julian Green (Hamburg, on loan from Bayern Munich)
Despite making the bench, Green did not get on the field in 10-man Hamburg’s 3-0 loss to Hoffenheim on Saturday. He was widely criticized after a lackluster midweek showing for Hamburg’s reserve side in the fourth tier, in which (according to German newspaper kicker) he refused to pass the ball forwards and jogged around the field in a 3-1 loss.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Johnson came off the bench in the 79th minute of a 2-0 win over Hannover on Sunday. However, the left-sided midfielder who started over him, Patrick Hermann, scored both goals for Gladbach in the win.
Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar)
Johannsson played a poor 90 minutes for AZ, producing just two shots in his side’s 3-1 defeat to Vitesse. Before this week, Johannsson had scored in three of his past four, and he will try to return to that form next week against Cambuur.
Others on the USMNT fringes (or other notables)
Emerson Hyndman (Fulham)
Hyndman remains sidelined with a broken collarbone suffered at the end of January.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
LIchaj played a full match for Forest and recorded a team-high 7.7 rating on whoscored.com. The game was a pretty lackluster 0-0 draw, but it’s always good to get a clean sheet as a defender.
Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers)
Ream played a stellar game at left back for Bolton, highlighted by a 50-yard assist in which he picked out forward Adam le Fondre with a perfect long ball, who beat one man and finished calmly. Despite le Fondre’s two goals, Ream was man of the match, according to whoscored.com. The back has been quality all year for Bolton and will definitely be on Jurgen Klinsmann’s radar in the near future.
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 also currently sidelined with a partial ligament tear in his right knee.
Rubio Rubin (FC Utrecht)
Still at the tender age of 19, Rubin was not selected for his squad’s 3-1 loss to Cambuur, watching the match as a substitute.