Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
Shifted out to the right for the final game of the Premier League season, Cameron struggled, although his Stoke side came away with a 2-1 win over West Ham nonetheless. The 30-year-old was caught out of position a few times and was Stoke’s worst player based on whoscored.com match ratings, recording a 6.3 before being substituted with 10 minutes to play. Still, it’s been a fairly successful season for Cameron, and he’ll likely be one of the first
Brad Guzan (Aston Villa)
Once again, Guzan was on the bench for Villa, which lost 4-0 at Arsenal to finish off one of the worst seasons in the club’s history. With Villa heading down to the Championship, Guzan will likely have a chance to win back the starting job should he remain at Villa Park next season, but it won’t be a guarantee. The more immediate concern is whether he’s able to beat out Tim Howard for the USMNT’s No. 1 shirt heading into a major tournament on home soil this summer.
Tim Howard (Everton)
We discussed the sendoff Howard received from Everton in our three points, but it’s worth noting that the American made one very good save, getting down quickly to protect his near post, and one very easy one off a header right at him in a 3-0 win over Norwich. Howard now heads back to the United States for good, as, after the Copa America, he’ll join up with the Colorado Rapids. Before that, he’ll compete with Guzan to be in the nets for the beginning of the tournament.
Matt Miazga (Chelsea)
Miazga was not selected for either of Chelsea’s final two matchday squads, both of which drew 1-1 against Liverpool on Wednesday and Leicester on Sunday. The young center back is unlikely to see much action during the Copa America, but it’s conceivable that he could make the roster as a backup, and if he does, who knows what could happen. Regardless, it’s been a solid season for the 20-year-old, as he got his feet wet in Europe after moving from the New York Red Bulls to Chelsea in January.
DeAndre Yedlin (Sunderland, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
Over the second half of the season, Yedlin has become a key cog in Sam Allardyce’s Sunderland side, and he went 90 minutes once again in the Black Cats’ 3-0 midweek win over Everton that secured their safety. He didn’t play his best game, nor did he in the 2-2 weekend draw with Watford to finish the campaign in which he was pulled off after 76 minutes, but Yedlin has clearly had an impact at the Stadium of Light, enough of one to cause Allardyce to look into making hisloan from Spurs permanent. He’s probably also nailed down a starting spot in Klinsmann’s squad with his performances over the past few months, so the future once again looks bright for the 22-year-old right back after a tough start to his career in England.
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur)
The Tottenham U-21s have completed their season, and Carter-Vickers was not involved in the end of it after picking up a back injury. He made the bench a few times this season for Spurs, but did not make a first-team appearance. That bodes well for the 18-year-old’s future with the club, although it’ll be interesting to see whether he remains with the first team next season or goes on loan.
Gedion Zelalem (Rangers, on loan from Arsenal)
Rangers’ regular-season has come to an end, but Zelalem still has one game left with his loan club, the Scottish Cup final on May 21. His status for next season will also be interesting to watch, as Rangers may well try to bring him back on loan for a second season in their first year back in Scotland’s top flight. Either way, Zelalem has had a good start to his senior career this season while playing in Scotland.
Cody Cropper (MK Dons)
MK Dons finished their season on May 7 with a loss to Nottingham Forest. They came in 23rd and were relegated to League 1. Cropper made eight Championship starts this season, but it’s up in the air whether or not he’ll be with Dons as they drop down, as he is out of a contract this summer.
Emerson Hyndman (Fulham)
Tim Ream (Fulham)
Fulham’s season ended on May 7, with the Cottagers finishing 20th in the Championship. It was an uneven season for Ream, who appeared in 29 games for Fulham after coming to London from Bolton last summer but failed to make a positive impact over the majority of the second half of the season. He will hope to work his way into Klinsmann’s lineup for the Copa America, and he should have a chance to do so against a less-than-stellar group of competitors at left back.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
Nottingham Forest finished their season May 7 in 16th place. Lichaj was a near ever-present in the squad throughout the season, tallying one goal and three assists while starting 43 of Forest’s 46 contests this season. His solid performances earned him a look from Klinsmann, and he will participate in the upcoming transition camp with an eye on making the Copa America squad.
Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town)
Huddersfield’s season ended May 7 with a 19th-place finish in the Championship. Holmes made six appearances and started just twice. Huddersfield confirmed Holmes will not get a new deal after the season, but there does appear to be interest elsewhere in England.
Andrija Novakovich (Reading)
Reading wrapped up their season on May 7th and finished in 17th place. Novakovich will look to break back into the first team squad in the fall after a prolonged run with the reserves this season.
Danny Williams (Reading)
Williams had a successful season with Reading, which involved 39 Championship appearances, 35 of which were starts. The center midfielder racked up five goals and a pair of assists and passed at a very respectable 87 percent clip. He will be making an appearance at the transition camp, where he will have a chance to earn his way onto the USMNT roster for the tournament this summer.
John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin)
Brooks was deployed at center back for Hertha’s final contest of the season and helped the side keep a clean sheet in a scoreless draw with Mainz. However, it wasn’t enough to secure European football, as Hertha’s late-season collapse cost them big time in the end. Brooks was nonetheless a bright spot in a team that excelled for much of the season, scoring once and tallying an assist in 23 appearances, though his season was hampered by injuries. The 23-year-old will almost certainly make the USMNT’s Copa America squad, and he’ll likely fight with Matt Besler to start at center back alongside Cameron.
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Chandler again entered for the final 30 minutes with Frankfurt holding onto the point they needed to secure safety, but the side couldn’t hold onto it, as host Werder Bremen scored in the final few minutes to leapfrog Eintracht in the table. Frankfurt now slips into the relegation playoff, so Chandler may still have a part to play this season. He was out of the side for most of the season but has gotten back into the squad since the hiring of Niko Kovac, although it wasn’t enough to earn him an offer to the USMNT’s transition camp. He could be called in after Frankfurt’s playoff tie, however.
Julian Green (Bayern Munich)
Green did not play for Bayern’s reserves in a 2-1 win over Augsburg’s second team. They still have one game remaining. Green has also been called into Klinsmann’s transition camp, and it’ll be interesting to see whether he earns a spot in the Copa America squad.
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen)
After his transfer to the Bundesliga, Johannsson started off his career with Werder on a decent note until a hip injury ended his season. He scored twice in six appearances before the injury, and his Werder side was able to avoid the relegation playoff on the final day of the season with their aforementioned win over Eintracht.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Johnson was again out injured as Gladbach secured Champions League football for next season with a 2-0 win over Darmstadt. He should be back for the Copa America, which is vital, seeing as Johnson will be a huge part of any success the USMNT is to have this summer after a breakout season in Germany in which he scored six goals and added four assists in 26 Bundesliga games.
Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart)
Kiesewetter again missed out on the reserve squad, which finished last in the Bundesliga III and will be relegated. Kiesewetter, who made 14 appearances, 13 of which were starts, will most likely be on his way out of Stuttgart in the summer, although his destination is unknown.
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt)
Morales was an unused sub for Ingolstadt, who lost 3-2 to Bayer Leverkusen. Ingolstadt finished the season in 11th. Morales has been called into Jurgen Klinsmann's transition camp and will be fighting for his place on the Copa America roster.
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund)
Pulisic did not make Dortmund’s 18-man roster, which finished the season with a 2-2 draw against FC Cologne, although he again scored for the U-19s. Still, there’s oodles of promise for the rising star, who will most likely be an important member of Jurgen Klinsmann’s Copa America squad. Dortmund ended the year as Bundesliga runners up.
Russell Canouse (Hoffenheim)
Canouse played twice this week for Hoffenheim’s reserves, putting full shifts in against Pirmasens and Spielberg in 1-0 and 5-2 wins, respectively. Though their longshot to get promoted was denied, more importantly for Canouse is that the senior side was able to avoid relegation by finishing 15th despite losing their final game. The 20-year-old will be looking to step into top flight football next year. The reserves have their final game next week against Elversberg.
Terrence Boyd (RB Leipzig)
Boyd is still out with a long-term knee injury, but his Leipzig side has officially been promoted to the Bundesliga for the first time ever, so, when Boyd does return to action, he could do so in a top-flight league.
Bobby Wood (Union Berlin → Hamburg)
Wood came on as an 84th minute sub for Union Berlin in their final game of the season, but much bigger news came earlier in the week. It was announced that Wood will be joining Bundesliga side Hamburg on a four-year contract this summer after his breakout season with Union. It looks to be a good fit, as Hamburg struggled to score this year, finishing 12th in the league with 40 goals. Elsewhere, it was announced that Jozy Altidore will miss the Copa America with an injury, and that could allow Wood to step right into the coveted center striker role. The youngster might have a major opportunity to make a huge impact for the Stars and Stripes in the offseason.
Andrew Wooten (Sandhausen)
Wooten started his first game since early April and logged a full 90 minutes in a 3-1 loss to Greuther Fuerth. After scoring five goals in his opening three
Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes)
Both Bedoya’s and Nantes’ season ended with a whimper rather than a bang, as they were drubbed 4-0 by PSG. Deployed at center mid, the Yank had an awful day at the office, with a game-worst 5.7 rating on whoscored.com. It’s not the way he would have liked to go out, but it was a fantastic season overall for one of the players who is going to be critical at the Copa America. Nantes finished in 14th, but were only six points behind seventh in a very tight year in France.
Ethan Horvath (Molde)
After serving a red card ban in the midweek, Horvath was back in goal on Monday in a 2-0 loss to Odds Ballklubb. The loss dropped Molde to third, with Odds jumping into second.
Perry Kitchen (Hearts)
Kitchen put in 180 minutes this week for Hearts in a 1-0 midweek win over runners-up Aberdeen before a 2-2 draw against St. Johnstone on the last day of the season. He didn’t have a major impact on either fixture, but he is making a name for himself in Scotland with Hearts, who finished third, good enough to make the first qualifying round of next year’s Europa League. It will be a tough four-round battle to make it to the group stage, but Kitchen could well be rewarded with some European football next year. He was also called into transition camp and will try to make his way into the USMNT roster for the Copa America.
Desevio Payne (FC Groningen)
Payne was not in either of Groningen’s squads this week, which after defeating Heracles 2-1 in the first leg of their Europa League playoff, was suckerpunched in the second, giving up goals in the 83rd and 91st minutes before another three in overtime as they were eliminated from European contention.
Rubio Rubin (Utrecht)
After being an unused sub in the first leg of the Europa league playoff, a 0-0 draw with PEC Zwolle, Rubin was deployed with 20 minutes to go in the second leg with his side holding a 4-2 lead. He didn’t have an impact in the game, which was a 5-2 win that his team put away from the penalty spot minutes after him entering, but he did complete all of his passes during his spell on the field. Utrecht will face Heracles in the final.