Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
Again deployed as a defensive midfielder, Cameron went the full 90 minutes for Stoke as the Potters lost 4-1 to visiting Arsenal. He had an okay match all things considered, filling out the stat sheet well (three aerial wins, two tackles, two interceptions, one dribble, and one late shot on target) and playing a major role in Stoke’s only goal, as his tenacity allowed the Potters to keep possession in the moments before Peter Crouch’s “headed” goal (he actually directed it in with an unseen handball). However, Cameron was also overrun in the midfield at times as his team conceded four goals, and the veteran lost possession four times and was whistled for three fouls.
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur)
As he continues his rehab from a knee injury, Carter-Vickers won’t appear again this season for Spurs, but he has joined with the U.S. U-20 team ahead of the U-20 World Cup in South Korea. All indications are that
Lynden Gooch (Sunderland)
Once again, Gooch was an unused substitute for David Moyes as Sunderland lost to Swansea 2-0. The 21-year-old has made nine league appearances this season for the Black Cats, and that number should rise significantly next year as Sunderland begin play in the Championship. He could also feature in either of Sunderland’s final two games this year due to a number of injuries as the Black Cats play out the string.
Brad Guzan (Middlesbrough)
Guzan had another poor showing in the Boro net as the relegated side lost 2-1 to Southampton. The keeper was a bit slow to get down to Jay Rodriguez’s first-half strike, although it wasn’t a save he would have necessarily been expected to make, and he could do little to prevent Nathan Redmond’s goal early in the second half. However, Guzan was to blame for conceding a penalty a few minutes after that second goal as he was sluggish coming off his line and carelessly tripped Shane Long, who put the ensuing penalty off the top of the crossbar. Guzan will begin a new challenge in his career in the next few weeks when he completes his move to a side that can actually score, as Atlanta United are tied for third-most goals scored in the MLS.
Matthew Olosunde (Manchester United)
Olosunde did not appear in either of United’s senior squads this week as they drew 1-1 with Celta Vigo (but moved on to the final of the Europa League on aggregate) and lost 2-1 in the PL against Spurs. However, the young fullback ended his U-23 campaign with United on a high note, assisting the opening goal of the Red Devils’ 3-2 win over their Tottenham counterparts. Olosunde drove into the Spurs half and fought through a pair of challenges before finding Josh Harrop, who scored the first of three goals he’d tally on the day. It’s been a solid campaign for Olosunde, and he could see some playing time in either of United’s final two PL games this week as Jose Mourinho makes changes to ensure his strongest available XI is fully ready for the Europa League final against Ajax.
Gboly Ariyibi (Nottingham Forest)
Forest’s season is complete at both the senior and U-23 levels. Ariyibi did not make an appearance for the senior squad after arriving in the January transfer window. Forest finished 21st in the Championship, avoiding relegation only on goal difference.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
Forest’s season is complete. Lichaj had a solid campaign, starting 39 games and tallying two goals and two assists en route to being named the club’s Player of the Season. Forest finished 21st in the Championship, avoiding relegation only on goal difference.
Tim Ream (Fulham)
Ream went the distance in the first leg of Fulham’s Championship playoff tie with Reading, which ended in a 1-1 draw. The center back had a decent showing as Fulham dominated the possession, and he could do little to prevent Reading’s only goal (more on that to come). Ream had a team-high seven clearances to go along with three interceptions and one tackle, and he passed at an 84 percent clip. He should get the nod again to start in Tuesday’s second leg.
Luca de la Torre (Fulham)
The Fulham U-23s have completed their season. De la Torre did not appear in a league game for the senior side, which is trying to navigate through the promotion playoffs and back into the Premier League.
Danny Williams (Reading)
Like Ream, Williams played a solid 90 minutes in the promotion playoff first leg, and he was controversially involved in the opening goal. Jordan Obita gave Reading a lead with a precise strike in the 53rd minute, but it could have been disallowed following a possible handball by Williams, who felt he had been fouled earlier in the buildup and tried to grab the ball. It squirted away from him, and the referee let play continue; seconds later, Obita lashed it off the inside of the post and into the net. Other than that significant contribution, Williams was good, winning three tackles, completing two successful dribbles, and chipping in defensively with three clearances.
Reading’s U-23 season came to an end in the Premier League Cup final Monday as the Royals fell 2-0 to Swansea. Novakovich went all 90 minutes for Reading and was perhaps the side’s most dangerous threat, forcing numerous stops from Swansea’s keeper while also causing headaches throughout for the Swans’ defense, but he couldn’t work his way all the way through the defense to score.
DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)
Newcastle’s season is complete. Yedlin had a strong season for the Magpies, bombing up and down the right sideline from his right back spot and tallying one goal and five assists. Newcastle was crowned champions of the division and are returning to the Premier League after a one-year stay in the Championship.
Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United)
Scunthorpe’s season is complete. Holmes made 33 League One appearances for the Iron, scoring three goals and adding two assists in his first extended action at the senior level. Scunthorpe finished third in League One but lost to Millwall in the promotion playoff semifinals.
Terrence Boyd (Darmstadt)
Boyd has been ruled out of Darmstadt’s final games of the regular season due to a foot injury . The striker will hope to earn more consistent playing time next season as Darmstadt tries to regroup in the 2. Bundesliga following their relegation.
John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin)
After returning to the Hertha squad last week, Brooks was back out of it this weekend as the capital club beat relegated Darmstadt 2-0. It’s unclear whether or not the center back will be able to suit up again as Hertha finishes its season this weekend against Bayer Leverkusen. A point in that contest will be enough for Hertha to nail down a Europa League berth.
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Chandler was back on the outside this week, playing in a right midfield role as Eintracht lost 4-2 to Mainz. He struggled throughout the contest, though, winning two aerials and picking up a yellow card while hitting on just six of 15 pass attempts. He did have four clearances and three interceptions, but it was a poor showing from Eintracht as they threw away a two-goal lead and eventually lost by two goals.
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen)
Johannsson did not make the Bremen squad this week that lost 5-3 to Hoffenheim. It looks likely that he’ll move on from the club this summer.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Not only did Johnson return from injury this week, the 29-year-old winger also inked a new deal with Monchengladbach that will keep him there through the 2019-2020 season. After signing the extension midweek, Johnson was deployed as a 66th-minute substitute on the weekend. He entered a 1-1 contest against Wolfsburg, with the match ultimately ending by that scoreline. He did little of note during his time on the pitch, but it’s nonetheless a major positive to see him return after a lengthy stay on the sidelines.
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt)
Just like Johnson, Morales entered as substitute just after the hour mark in a 1-1 fixture — against Freiburg — that would end that way. Morales did win three aerials, but only passed at a 57 percent clip as Ingolstadt had to force play forward with relegation staring them in the face. The draw, combined results elsewhere, has officially relegated Ingolstadt.
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund)
Pulisic also was a sub in a 1-1 game, though he came on in the 80th minute and could not make the game-changing impact that Thomas Tuchel would have hoped for against Augsburg. Pulisic did little during his 10 minutes on the field.
Bobby Wood (Hamburg)
Wood started and played 90 minutes for Hamburg, who vitally snatched a stoppage-time equalizer in a 1-1 draw with Schalke. Wood didn’t get the assist on the tally, but he was involved in the buildup play as he shuffled the ball along to a teammate in the box while being tackled; Another pass later, Pierre-Michel Lasogga tapped in the equalizer . Wood will be extremely relieved with the tally as well after the forward missed a one-on-one with the keeper five minutes earlier. Hamburg now set up a fascinating last day matchup with Wolfsburg. A win or draw for the Wolves, and Hamburg will be in the relegation playoff, but a win for Hamburg drops the Wolves into that very spot (there is also a scenario where Augsburg end up in the relegation playoff if they lose by more goals than Hamburg do in a win over Wolfsburg). Regardless, Hamburg are back in control of their destiny with one game to play, but nothing short of a win will suffice. At worst, they will still have a second chance to save their skin in the relegation playoff.
Canouse entered in the 84th minute with a 2-1 lead and helped his side see out the contest by the same scoreline. He didn’t have a major impact during his short stint on the field.
Julian Green (VfB Stuttgart)
Green again was a late sub for Stuttgart, who brought him on with just over 10 minutes to play in an attempt to flip a 1-0 deficit. Despite completing all the passes he attempted, Green could not change the scoreline as Stuttgart fell to Hannover. A point in Stuttgart’s final game will earn the club relegation back to the Bundesliga.
Jerome Kiesewetter (Fortuna Dusseldorf)
In just his fourth start this season, Kiesewetter scored his second goal of the campaign in a 3-2 win over Nuernberg. Kiesewetter opened the scoring when he was played clean in on goal following a Nuernberg free kick on which they were caught committing too many men up field. The forward dribbled in from 40 yards out, glided around the keeper, andslotted past a back-tracking man on the line to give Dusseldorf the early lead. The win, which came by way of an 88th-minute own goal, was a massive one too, as it secures Dusseldorf’s place in the 2. Bundesliga for another year barring a meltdown that sees them lose six goals of goal differential to 1860 Munich this weekend (as well as be on the wrong end of a couple other results). More importantly for Kiesewetter, the tally should allow the 24-year-old to take some confidence into the offseason. Kiesewetter has struggled to get consistent playing time, but this — combined with a good offseason — could help him in spades come next season.
Andrew Wooten (Sandhausen)
Wooten did not make the Sandhausen squad which beat Wuerzburger Kickers 1-0. The win confirmed safety for Sandhausen.
Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge, Jupiler League)
Horvath got his second start in a row, and while Brugge earned a 1-1 draw with leaders Anderlecht, Horvath probably will think he should have stopped the goal. It came by way of a low free kick to his back post that caught Horvath gambling on a shot he figured would go over the wall. When it went to his back side, however, Horvath was completely stranded and his attempted save came far too late. Brugge would equalize on a free kick of their own, but the draw has allowed Anderlecht to maintain their four-point edge at the top of the play-off table. With a win in either of their last two, however, Brugge will lock up second at worst and a spot in Champions League qualification.
Emerson Hyndman (Bournemouth, on loan to Rangers, Scottish Premiership)
It was reported last week that Hyndman would be out for the remainder of the season, and his absence this week confirmed that. Rangers beat Hearts 2-1.
Bjorn-Maars Johnsen (Hearts, Scottish Premiership)
Johnsen’s side lost, but the attacker was causing issues for Rangers throughout and had the assist on Hearts’ only tally. After shrugging off a defender, Johnsen played a ball across the face of the goal, resulting in an equalizing tap in. Unfortunately, Hearts would lose parity for good only two minutes later, but it was still a quality performance from the striker.
Perry Kitchen (Hearts, Scottish Premiership)
Kitchen was an unused sub for Hearts in the defeat to Rangers.
Matt Miazga (Chelsea, on loan to Vitesse, Eredivisie)
Miazga earned his 15th and final start this week for Vitesse, who closed out their Eredivisie campaign with a 3-0 win over Roda. Despite the game having a whopping 48 shots combined (split 29-19 for Vitesse), Miazga held down the fort and kept Roda from breaking through despite winning one aerial and not doing anything else to fill the stat sheet. Overall, it was a great campaign for Miazga. He will return to Chelsea in the offseason, but he helped Vitesse capture their first KNVB Cup, and the side also finished fifth and will be going automatically to the Europa League group stage thanks to the cup win.
Desevio Payne (FC Groningen, Eredivisie)
Payne was not in the 18-man roster which beat Twente 5-3. Groningen have qualified for the Eredivisie Europa League playoff, which sees four teams fight for one last spot in European competition.
Jordan Siebatcheu (Châteauroux, Championnat National, on loan from Reims)
Siebatcheu didn’t play a major role in Chateauroux’s 2-0 win over Lyon Duchere this week and was not involved in either goal. Still, with one game to play, the win keeps Chateauroux level with leaders Quevilly Rouen (only ahead on goal differential) and more importantly guarantees that Chateauroux will earn promotion to Ligue 2. Siebatcheu might not be along for the ride, as he will return to Reims this summer, but he has certainly put in some big minutes and scored key goals this season on loan.
Caleb Stanko (FC Vaduz, Swiss Super League, on loan from SC Freiburg)
Stanko started and played 67 minutes for Vaduz, who are all but relegated after a 2-0 loss to St. Gallen. Unless Vaduz win their final two games and FC Lausanne-Sport lose both of theirs, Vaduz will be taking the drop. Stanko should be able to escape unharmed, however, with his parent club still sitting in the Bundesliga.
Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal, on loan to VVV Venlo, Eerste Divisie)
As we reported last week, Zelalem’s loan deal with VVV was cut slightly short as he joined up with the U-20 national side for their World Cup. The USMNT U-20 side starts its campaign against Ecuador on May 22 at the Incheon Football Stadium in South Korea.