Tim Ream (Fulham)
In Fulham’s last game of the season, Ream rode the bench, ceding his starting spot and watching his team get pounded 4-0 at home by Newcastle. The 31-year-old center back had a poor season overall despite being a consistent Premier League starter as the Cottagers conceded a league-worst 81 goals and finished 19th. Ream played in 26 games, but as Fulham drop down to the Championship, it’s unclear whether or not the veteran will seek a different challenge next year.
Williams missed the last top-flight match of Huddersfield’s two-season PL stay, a 1-1 draw with Southampton. They finish mired to the bottom of the table on just 16 points, 10 fewer than Fulham. The 30-year-old is out of contract this summer after playing in just five games (only one start) due to season-long injury problems, and his future is extremely unclear at this point. His situation should become more certain soon.
DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)
That groin injury turned out to be worse than previously expected as Yedlin posted a picture of himself on Instagram this week after undergoing surgery, and his status for this summer’s Gold Cup isn’t known. Yedlin had an up-and-down campaign as Newcastle’s primary right back, recording a goal and two assists in his 29 appearances.
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Swansea City, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
Swansea didn’t play after completing their season last week. The Swans finished the season in 10th place. Carter-Vickers played in 30 games (23 starts) for Swansea and finished the campaign with a 91.6 percent pass completion rate, best in the Championship. He spoke about his future this week after complimenting his loan club following a good season-long spell in Wales.
Matt Miazga (Reading, on loan from Chelsea)
Reading didn’t play after completing their season last week. The Royals finished the year in 20th place. Miazga made 18 starts after joining Reading in the winter transfer window, during which time the Royals made significant improvements to ultimately move away from danger.
Antonee Robinson (Wigan Athletic, on loan from Everton)
Wigan didn’t play after completing their season last week. The Latics finished in 18th place. Robinson was excellent over the course of the season, starting 26 games (he missed a chink of the campaign due to injury), providing one assist, and helping Wigan maintain their spot in the Championship.
Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig)
Leipzig held Bayern Munich to a scoreless draw, preventing the Bavarians from clinching the title and ensuring the race for the Bundesliga trophy goes to the final day. RB are locked into a third-place finish with one game to go. Adams missed out again due to an adductor injury but returned to full training on Tuesday. He could return for their league finale at Werder Bremen this weekend, but it seems more likely that he’ll instead aim to be fit for the DfB-Pokal final on May 25.
John Anthony Brooks (Wolfsburg)
Brooks was confirmed as out for Wolfsburg’s final two games before suffering a 3-0 loss to Stuttgart which leaves their European hopes hanging by a thread ahead of the last day of the campaign. For the vast majority of the season, the 26-year-old was a rock for Wolfsburg, starting 29 games in the center of the defense and notching three goals and two assists. He’ll hope to be back and ready to go for the Gold Cup in a month’s time.
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
After making his season debut last week, Chandler was twice an unused substitute as Frankfurt fell to a heartbreaking loss on penalties in the Europa League before taking a damaging blow in the Bundesliga with a 2-0 loss to Mainz. The fullback will spend the summer trying to get to full match fitness and working to earn his way back into the Frankfurt squad.
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen)
Johannsson was an unused substitute for Bremen in a 1-0 win over Hoffenheim. He hasn’t appeared for the first team this year, and his future is very much up in the air.
Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen)
Sargent was also in the 18-man squad and also did not play. The 19-year-old has played only 10 games for the first team and started just one, but he scored twice in limited minutes and will look to build on his first-team breakthrough next season.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Once again, Johnson wasn’t included in the Gladbach squad, which beat Nurnberg 4-0. The veteran has played in 18 games and scored once, again proving to be a valuable squad member for Gladbach, if not a member of the best starting XI.
Weston McKennie (Schalke)
A second straight week at right center back for McKennie produced a second straight draw for Schalke as they grabbed a 1-1 result at Leverkusen. Unfortunately, the defender (on the day) was credited by whoscored.com with an error that led to Leverkusen’s only goal. McKennie got his head onto a deflected cross, but his redirection steered the ball towards his net and right into the path of Kai Havertz, who smashed home from short range. It wasn’t pretty, but it’s hard to fully fault McKennie, who just nicked the ball into the wrong spot at full extension with little warning after the initial cross hit a foot. It’s tough luck to say the least for the 20-year-old, who has impressed this year while playing a whopping SEVEN different positions, with multiple appearances at all but one. It’s a little concerning he hasn’t find his true fit, but on the other hand, the versatility is out of this world and a massive bonus for someone who is still only 20 years old.
Haji Wright (Schalke)
Wright did not feature this week for Schalke’s U-23 side.
Alfredo Morales (Fortuna Dusseldorf)
Morales made a very late cameo for Dusseldorf, coming on with five minutes to play and his side down 2-1 to Borussia Dortmund; wildly, both teams would score once more for a 3-2 final score in favor of the Black and Yellows. Morales, however, did little note during his time on the field.
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund, on loan from Chelsea)
A big reason Morales’ side struggled against Dortmund was Pulisic, who banged home the game’s opener on 41 minutes in his final home game at the Signal Iduna Park. After being honored pregame at the end of his five-year stay at Dortmund, Pulisic made his impact on the pitch, lunging onto a headed cross from Thomas Delaney and using his own head to guide home from inside the six-yard box. Pulisic would also go on to pick up a yellow card when he smartly stopped a rapid Dusseldorf counter before
Timothy Tillman (FC Nurnberg, on loan from Bayern Munich)
Tillman made his fifth appearance of the year this week, coming on with half an hour to play and his side down 1-0 in Nurnberg’s aforementioned loss to Monchengladbach. The attacker couldn’t move the needle and did little of note during his time on the pitch, which was dominated by Gladbach. Sill, they are valuable minutes nonetheless for the 20-year-old Bayern loanee.
Bobby Wood (Hannover, on loan from Hamburg)
Wood again did not feature for Hannover, who officially took the drop despite beating Freiburg 3-0. The forward's future is very murky, even more so after reports emerged this week that parent club Hamburg isn’t interested in retaining Wood’s services and could choose to cut ties with the 26-year-old by canceling the rest of his contract.
Julian Green (Greuther Fuerth)
Green went the distance and played a key role for Greuther, scoring their only goal in a 1-1 draw with Erzgebirge Aue. The left winger showed great desire to get in front of his rooted defender on a cross and lurched into a header, powering it home from short range. The 23-year-old was named whoscored.com’s man of the match, bolstered by his 90 percent passing success. Green has quietly had a pretty solid second half of the season for Greuther, as he’s now up to four goals and two assists on the campaign.
Jordan Siebatcheu (Rennes)
Siebatcheu is still out from the injury he suffered on February 10. No new news about the issue has come out, meaning he may not see the pitch before the end of the season.
Andrija Novakovich (Fortuna Sittard, on loan from Reading)
Novakovich went an hour before being pulled with his side down 2-0 in an eventual 3-0 loss to Groningen. The forward did little of note but did pass at a 91 percent clip. Good news for Sittard came in the form of De Graaphscahp’s loss, which confirmed another year in the top flight for Fortuna.
Erik Palmer-Brown (NAC Breda, on loan from Manchester City)
Palmer-Brown went the distance for NAC, who fell 2-1 very late to Heerenveen. Palmer-Brown didn’t have a notable game, but wasn’t responsible for either goal, both of which came from errors from his fellow defenders. The center back also won three aerials on the day. NAC are now guaranteed both relegation and a last-place finish on the Eredivisie season.
Timothy Weah (Celtic, on loan from PSG)
Weah’s loan officially ended a few weeks short as the winger declared his intent to play for the USMNT U-20 team at the forthcoming World Cup in Poland, for which he was named to the final squad on Friday. Ahead of their fixture with bitter rivals Rangers, Weah was sent home by Celtic management and is now in preparation for the competition, which the USA opens play in on May 24 against Ukraine. Many news outlets are reporting that PSG has put Weah on the transfer list for this summer, with clubs including Rennes, Crystal Palace, and Dusseldorf reportedly interested. Where he will land is well up in the air, but it’ll certainly be a big story to watch this summer in USMNT circles.
Emerson Hyndman (Bournemouth, English Premier League)
Hyndman was an unused substitute as Bournemouth finished their season with a wild 5-3 loss to Crystal Palace.The midfielder played just once for the Cherries’ senior side after returning from a loan to Hibs in the first half of the season, and what comes next for the 23-year-old is unclear.
Kyle Scott (Chelsea, English Premier League)
Scott did not feature at any level for Chelsea this week.
Geoff Cameron (Queens Park Rangers, on loan from Stoke City)
QPR didn’t play this week as their season ended the week prior. They finished in 19th place. Cameron made 19 appearances (17 starts) in his loan spell and tallied a goal and an assist.
Eric Lichaj (Hull City, Championship)
Hull didn’t play this week as their season ended the week prior. They finished in 13th place. Lichaj made 39 appearances (35 starts) over the course of his first campaign for the Tigers, and the 30-year-old seems likely to return to the club next year.
Duane Holmes (Derby County, Championship)
Holmes started and played 70 minutes in Derby’s Championship playoff first-leg defeat to Leeds, coming off after the only goal had been scored with his side chasing the game. Playing in a center attacking midfield role, the 24-year-old didn’t make too much of an impact, though he did finish with three dribbles and three tackles while picking up a yellow card. The second leg at Leeds’ home ground of Elland Road is Wednesday.
In eerily similar fashion, Gooch also started and played 70 minutes before being subbed off in a playoff first-leg match that finished 1-0, with the difference being that his Sunderland side beat Portsmouth by that margin at the Stadium of Light. Gooch didn’t do too much of note in the contest, though he admitted after the game that he felt he had played better than he had been doing in recent months through a lengthy barren spell. The tie hangs in the balance heading into Thursday’s second leg at Fratton Park.
Gboly Ariyibi (Motherwell, Scottish Premiership, on loan from Nottingham Forest)
Ariyibi went 72 minutes in Motherwell’s 2-0 loss to St. Johnstone. Motherwell sit in eighth with one game to go.
Jann George (Jahn Regensburg, 2. Bundesliga)
George missed out due to a suspension picked up last week as Regensburg played its most memorable game of the season, beating promoted Cologne 5-3 away from home.
Ken Gipson (Sandhausen, 2. Bundesliga)
Gipson again did not play for Sandhausen this week.
Andrew Wooten (Sandhausen, 2. Bundesliga)
After a hot stretch, Wooten cooled off this week as Sandhausen were beaten 3-0 by Arminia Bielefeld.
Joe Gyau (Duisburg, 2. Bundesliga)
Gyau went the distance for Duisburg in a 4-3 loss to Heidenheim.
Kevin Lankford (St. Pauli, 2. Bundesliga)
Lankford too logged a full 90 minutes at left mid in a goalless draw with Bochum.
Khiry Shelton (Paderborn, 2. Bundesliga)
Shelton did not make the Paderborn squad this week.
Shaq Moore (Levante, La Liga)
As has been the case, Moore logged a full shift for Atletico Levante, who lost 2-1 to Espanyol B.
Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge, Jupiler League)
Horvath didn’t produce another clean sheet this week, but he did do enough to help his side to a massive victory, 3-2 over Genk. With two games to go in the Jupiler league, Brugge trail leaders Genk by three points.
Brendan Hines-Ike (Kortrijk, Jupiler League)
Hines-Ike went the distance twice as Kortrijk beat Zulte-Waregem 5-0 but fell 3-2 to Union Saint-Gilloise. Kortrijk is still atop of their Europa League playoff table, and winning on the last day of the season would see them advance to the Europa League playoff semifinal.
Desevio Payne (Excelsior Rotterdam, Eredivisie)
Payne was not in the Rotterdam set up this week.
Romain Gall (Malmo, Allsvenskan)
Gall subbed on for the final 25 minutes of Malmo’s 4-1 win over Elfsborg.
Ian Harkes (Dundee United, Scottish Championship)
Harkes logged a full shift for Dundee, who beat Inverness Caley Thistle 1-0 in the first leg of the semifinal of the promotion playoff. Advancing would put them in a two legged final for one spot in the top flight.
The biggest news this week came out of a pair of youth national sides as they prepare to head off to their respective World Cups. We’ve already discussed Tim Weah, who will be on the U-20 squad going to Poland; Here’s are the other European-based players who will be joining him:
Konrad de la Fuente –– Barcelona (Spain)
Sergino Dest –– Ajax (Netherlands)
CJ Dos Santos –– Benfica (Portugal)
Chris Gloster –– Hannover (Germany)
Richie Ledezma –– PSV (Netherlands)
Uly Llanez –– Wolfsburg (Germany)
Alex Mendez –– SC Freiburg (Germany)
Chris Richards –– Bayern Munich (Germany)
Brady Scott –– FC Koln (Germany)
Sebastian Soto –– Hannover (Germany)
Jonathan Amon –– Nordsjaelland (Denmark) (alternate)
Christian Cappis –– Horbo (Denmark) (alternate)
Meanwhile, the USMNT U-17 side has advanced to the final of the CONCACAF Championships, and –– by securing a berth last week in the semifinal –– will be attending the U-17 World Cup in Brazil later this year. The only current member of the U-17 side based in Europe is Gio Reyna, who has captained the squad and been its shining star in the tournament. He tallied a hat trick in an 8-0 Round of 16 romp over Guadeloupe, converted a penalty in a 3-0 quarterfinal victory over Panama, andscored a stunning free kick in a 4-0 semifinal win over Canada. The team faces Mexico in the final on Thursday. At the club level, there are just a few small notes this week. Matko Miljevic made his first start for Argentinos Juniors in an Argentine Cup match. Luca de la Torre and Marlon Fossey joined the Fulham first team this week ahead of their season-ending loss to Newcastle, with de la Torre making the bench as an unused substitute. Lastly, Blaine Ferri has moved up to the Greuther Fuerth U-23 side.
Jonathan Amon (FC Nordsjaelland, Danish Superliga)
Brandon Austin (Tottenham, Premier League)
Folarin Balogun (Arsenal, Premier League)
Luca de la Torre (Fulham, Premier League)
Marlon Fossey (Fulham, Premier League)
Matthew Olosunde (Manchester United, Premier League)
Owen Otasowie (Wolverhampton Wanderers, Premier League)
Matteo Ritaccio (Liverpool, Premier League)
Peter Stroud (West Ham United, Premier League)
Indiana Vassilev (Aston Villa, Championship)
Charlie Kelman (Southend United, League 1)
Maxi Dietz (Freiburg, Bundesliga)
Alex Mendez (Freiburg, Bundesliga)
Michael Edwards (Wolfsburg, Bundesliga)
Uly Llanez (Wolfsburg, Bundesliga)
Chris Gloster (Hannover, Bundesliga)
Sebastian Soto (Hannover, Bundesliga)
Zyen Jones (Schalke, Bundesliga)
Nick Taitague (Schalke, Bundesliga)
Haji Wright (Schalke, Bundesliga)
Mason Judge (Eintracht Frankfurt, Bundesliga)
Jonathan Klinsmann (Hertha Berlin, Bundesliga)
Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund, Bundesliga)
Chris Richards (Bayern Munich, Bundesliga)
Pablo Soares (Borussia Monchengladbach, Bundesliga)
Isaiah Young (Werder Bremen, Bundesliga)
Lennard Maloney (Union Berlin, 2. Bundesliga)
Brady Scott (FC Koln, 2. Bundesliga)
Blaine Ferri (Greuther Fuerth, 2. Bundesliga)
Mukwelle Akale (Villarreal, La Liga)
Andre Costa (Rayo Vallecano, La Liga)
Konrad de la Fuente (Barcelona, La Liga)
Kosuke Ide (Leganes, La Liga)
Jack Imperato (Villarreal, La Liga)
Rayshaun McGann (Getafe, La Liga)
Cade Hagan (Sporting Gijon, Segunda Division)
Akil Watts (Mallorca, Segunda Division)
Gennaro Nigro (Roma, Serie A)
Sergino Dest (Ajax, Eredivisie)
Jamie Dunning (Feyenoord, Eredivisie)
Richie Ledezma (PSV, Eredivisie)
Stuart Ritchie (Groningen, Eredivisie)
Rickson van Hees (NEC Nijmegen, Eerste Divisie)
CJ Dos Santos (Benfica, Primeira Liga)
Eryk Williamson (Santa Clara, Primeira Liga, on loan from Portland Timbers)
Cameron Harper (Celtic, Scottish Premiership)
Ben Lederman (Gent, Jupiler League)
Christian Cappis (Hobro, Danish Superliga)
Emmanuel Sabbi (Hobro, Danish Superliga)