Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
Stoke finished the season in 19th place in the Premier League and were relegated to the Championship. Cameron played in 20 games, starting 17, and did not record a goal or an assist. There were reports last week that the soon-to-be 33-year-old would leave the club if Paul Lambert remained in charge, but the Scot’s departure muddies up the waters regarding the defender’s future.
Emerson Hyndman (Bournemouth)
Bournemouth finished the season in 12th place in the Premier League. Hyndman played in one Premier League game and two cup contests for Bournemouth this season, starting the last game of the league campaign and one FA Cup match.
Danny Williams (Huddersfield)
Huddersfield finished the season in 16th place in the Premier League. Williams played in 20 league games before a broken leg ended his season, starting 11, and
DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)
Newcastle finished the season in 10th place in the Premier League. Yedlin was a mainstay in Rafa Benitez’s side this season, starting 31 league games (coming on as a sub in three others) and recording a pair of assists and helping Newcastle allow 47 goals, seventh-fewest in the league.
Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal)
Arsenal finished the season in sixth place in the Premier League. Zelalem did not feature as he spent the year recovering from a torn ACL suffered at the U-20 World Cup last May. Zelalem recently confirmed via social media that he won’t play in any official matches until next season begins.
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Ipswich Town, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
Ipswich Town finished the season in 12th place in the Championship. Carter-Vickers played in 34 Championship games this season — 17 during his first-half loan to Sheffield United and 17 at Ipswich — and tallied a goal and two assists, all with Sheffield. With his Tottenham future up in the air, the 20-year-old will be one of the more interesting USMNT players to follow in the upcoming transfer window. USMNT fans will get a close look at him in short order as Carter-Vickers was called into the national team camp ahead of next Monday’s friendly against Bolivia.
Luca de la Torre (Fulham)
De la Torre did not appear in either leg of Fulham’s Championship playoff tie with Derby and is unlikely to feature in the final on Saturday. De la Torre made five substitute appearances for Fulham’s senior side this season.
Tim Ream (Fulham)
Ream played in both legs of Fulham’s playoff tie with Derby. He’ll almost certainly start once again (he’s started 46 of 48 league and playoff games this season) this weekend when the Cottagers battle Aston Villa for a spot in next season’s Premier League.
Lynden Gooch (Sunderland)
Sunderland finished the season at the bottom of the Championship table and will spend next year in League 1. Gooch played in 24 Championship games — 12 as a starter, 12 as a substitute — and recorded one goal and three assists. The 22-year-old’s future with Sunderland is up in the air heading into the summer, but that will go on the back-burner for at least a week as the midfielder joins the USMNT in search of his first national team cap since 2016.
Nottingham Forest finished the season in 17th place in the Championship. Lichaj made 23 league appearances (22 starts) and scored one goal (in addition to the two he notched in a memorable FA Cup win over Arsenal). He’ll also join up with Dave Sarachan’s USMNT squad this week ahead of Monday’s game in Philadelphia.
Gboly Ariyibi (Nottingham Forest)
Nottingham Forest finished the season in 17th place in the Championship. Ariyibi didn’t feature for the side, instead spending the campaign on two loans in League 1 — scoring just three times in 34 League 1 games with MK Dons and Northampton Town — and there might be more of those in his future as Forest boss Aitor Karanka said recently that another loan could be a boon for Ariyibi.
Antonee Robinson (Bolton, on loan from Everton)
Bolton finished the season in 21st place in the Championship, surviving the drop thanks to two goals in the final 10 minutes of their season finale. Robinson had a breakout loan spell, playing 30 games (starting 26) and tallying four assists from his left-back position. The 20-year-old seems like a good bet to earn his first USMNT cap next week after being called into the setup for the second time under Sarachan.
Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United)
Holmes played 90 minutes as Scunthorpe’s season came to an end in a 2-0 second-leg playoff defeat to Rotherham. The winger had an up-and-down game; he was a bit lazy defensively early in the buildup to Rotherham’s second goal, and he tried and failed to beat the keeper one-on-one with his team chasing two goals and two teammates standing in front of the goal. Nonetheless, he was Scunthorpe’s best creative player, also drawing a stellar save late with a terrific effort from just inside the penalty area. He wasn’t able to do enough, though, and Scunthorpe’s season came to a disheartening end. There was a decent consolation waiting at the end asScunthorpe announced that they have retained Holmes’s contract for another season, which should allow the 23-year-old to build on his excellent season (45 league games, seven goals, four assists) in familiar surroundings.
John Anthony Brooks (Wolfsburg)
With a 3-1 lead heading into the second leg of their Bundesliga promotion/relegation playoff, Wolfsburg were content to defend at Holstein Kiel on Monday, and Brooks and his compatriots did so well in a 1-0 win that secured their place in the top flight for next season. Brooks was solid at the back, rarely looking troubled while collecting five aerial wins and four clearances. He was a threat at the other end too, recording two shots and providing a vital screen (by virtue of a tussling match with a defender) that allowed Robin Knoche to head home the game’s only goal. He was also involved in a spat with a Kiel player very late which earned both yellow cards. It’s obviously an incredibly important win for Brooks and co., who can now look forward to a future in the top flight. Brooks himself will hope he’s able to put his injury woes behind him and play more than nine games next year.
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Injury unfortunately kept Chandler out of Eintracht’s DfB-Pokal final against Bayern, but he will nonetheless have been overjoyed at Frankfurt’s 3-1 win and the medal — and Europa League berth — that come with it. The 28-year-old full-back had perhaps his best professional season yet in 2017-18, bagging two goals and four assists in 24 Bundesliga games (22 starts) while displaying his versatility by playing well up and down both wings. He’ll have been disappointed to miss out on the final, but Chandler can look forward to a season of European football as he too tries to finally overcome the injuries that have at times stalled his progress.
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen)
Werder Bremen finished the season in 11th place in the Bundesliga. Johannson made just 10 Bundesliga appearances, with eight coming a substitute role, but most of those came over the final month of the season as he worked his way back into the squad following injury. The striker scored twice in all competitions.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Monchengladbach finished the season in ninth place in the Bundesliga. Johnson had a disappointing campaign, making just 10 appearances, five off the bench. That resulted in just a single goal and zero assists. There’s a possibility that he could be exit the club this summer despite signing a new contract not too long ago.
Weston McKennie (Schalke)
Schalke finished the season in an impressive second place in the Bundesliga. McKennie had a breakout campaign, making 25 appearances for Schalke, with more than half being starts. Easily the fastest riser on this list this season, McKennie has a bright future for the Champions League-bound Royal Blues. He was also called into Dave Saranchan’s side for the upcoming friendly with Bolivia.
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund)
Dortmund finished the season in fourth place in the Bundesliga. Pulisic hit a bit of a sophmore slump despite starting 27 league games. He scored just four goals and provided five assists. Despite that, Pulisic was also called into Saranchan’s team; he is the cornerstone of the USMNT setup at the moment.
Caleb Stanko (SC Freiburg)
Freiburg finished the season in 15th place in the Bundesliga, just three points above the relegation playoff. Stanko was not a big part of the team,
Bobby Wood (Hamburg)
Hamburg finished the season in 17th place in the Bundesliga and were relegated. Wood struggled massively up top, scoring just twice in 18 starts and six substitute appearances. It was a short trip to the Bundesliga for the forward after a strong performance in the second tier two seasons ago.
Terrence Boyd (Darmstadt)
Darmstadt finished the season in 10th place in the 2. Bundesliga. Boyd made 24 appearances, 15 coming off the bench, and netted four times. The attacker will look for better next season.
McKinze Gaines (Darmstadt)
Gaines did much less for Darmstadt, making just one start all year and two total appearances. However, the 20-year-old still has plenty of time to grow.
Jann George (Jahn Regensburg)
Regensburg finished the season in fifth place in the 2. Bundesliga. George made 29 appearances for the side and had a solid season, with his seven goals good enough for second place on the team. The forward also tacked on two assists.
Ken Gipson (Sandhausen)
Sandhausen finished the season in 11th place in the 2. Bundesliga. Gipson made three appearances but could have had a few more if not for a broken leg that caused him to miss the second half of the season.
Andrew Wooten (Sandhausen)
Wooten didn’t fare much better for Sandhausen, making six substitute appearances in the 2. Bundesliga after an injury-ravaged campaign. He scored once along the way. The 26-year-old is getting to the point where he must start to produce more consistently if he’s to carve out a top-flight future.
Haji Wright (Sandhausen, on loan from Schalke)
Wright did the best of the Sandhausen trio, starting five and appearing in 15 total games. He will be headed back to Schalke in the offseason, but another loan spell could be in store.
Julian Green (Greuther Fuerth, on loan from Stuttgart)
Greuther finished the season in 15th place in the 2. Bundesliga. Green played 24 times and scored three goals while tallying a single assist. Similar to Wright, Green will return to his parent club in the offseason, but he doesn’t quite appear ready to make the jump to the top flight.
Jerome Kiesewetter (Fortuna Dusseldorf)
Fortuna finished the season as Champions of the 2. Bundesliga. Kiesewetter wasn’t a huge part of the side, however, making just three appearances. Hopefully, he can get a shot in the top flight next season, but he just as well might be on his way out of the club.
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt -> Fortuna Dusseldorf)
Ingolstadt finished the season in ninth place in the 2. Bundesliga. Morales made 27 appearances and scored four goals for the side. All that matters little now, however, because he was purchased by Fortuna Dusseldorf and will be headed to the Bundesliga. A big upgrade, and test, is in store for the 28-year old.
Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge, Jupiler League)
With the league title already secured, Horvath earned another start in Brugge’s final game of the season, going 90 minutes in a 1-0 loss to Gent. The goal he conceded wasn’t a pretty one from Horvath’s perspective as the keeper unnecessarily came off his line and was beaten to the ball by Yuya Kubo, although he wasn’t the only Brugge player who was at fault. He did make one superb save in the second half, denying a one-on-one chance by closing the striker down quickly and spreading his arms wide. While he was benched for a long stretch of the season, Horvath’s year ended on a good note, and the trials and tribulations he’s endured will be beneficial in the long run. He finishes with 19 appearances and five clean sheets between European and league play. The 22-year-old will also look to make his mark with the USMNT as he joins the setup this week.
Matt Miazga (Vitesse, on loan from Chelsea, Eredivisie)
Miazga played 90 minutes in each leg of Vitesse’s Europa League playoff final victory over Utrecht, scoring a goal in the second match for good measure. In the first game, he was decent recording seven clearances and two tackles, although the corner kick that led to Utrecht’s opener drifted just over Miazga’s head. He also picked up a yellow card as tempers flared in the dying moments of the contest. In the second match, however, the 22-year-old was one of the stars for Vitesse, heading in their second after a smart near-post run from a 37th-minute
Shaquell Moore (Levante, La Liga)
Moore started and went the distance for Atletico Levante in their first of their two leg playoff final for promotion to the second tier. The side won 2-1 and takes the edge into the return leg this Sunday.
Andrija Novakovich (SC Telstar, on loan from Reading, Eerste Divisie)
Telstar finished the season in sixth place in the second division and lost in a two-legged promotion playoff tie against De Graafschap. Novakovich had a tremendous first full professional season, scoring 19 goals in 35 league appearances, which was good enough for second on the league scoring charts. He’ll return to parent club Reading with confidence, but he’ll hope to make an impact for the USMNT first as he joins the side for Monday’s game.
Erik Palmer-Brown (KV Kortrijk, on loan from Manchester City, Jupiler League)
Palmer-Brown did not feature as Kortrijk closed out the season with a 3-1 win over Waasland-Beveren. Kortrijk finished second in their half of the Europa League playoff table. They missed the cut. Palmer-Brown, however, was called into Dave Saranchan’s side.
Keaton Parks (Benfica, Primeira Liga)
Benfica finished the season in second in the Primeira Liga. After appearing four times for the senior team this season, the 20-year-old Parks will try to impress in the summer in the hopes of winning a more permanent squad place next year. He will first, however, join the senior national team for the first time with his eyes set on his first US cap.
Desevio Payne (Excelsior Rotterdam, Eredivisie)
Excelsior finished the season in 11th place in the Eredivisie. Payne made four substitute appearances in the first half of the campaign but did not appear after November due to an injury. His health remains a significant question mark heading into 2018-19.
Kenny Saief (Anderlecht, on loan from Gent, Jupiler League)
Saief missed the season finale for Anderlecht, a 2-1 win over Genk that gave them a spot in the Europa League group stage. It is hard to tell what next season will have in store, though, for Saief, who is likely going to be purchased via Anderlecht’s option to make his loan permanent. His future isn’t quite clear, though.
Jordan Siebatcheu (Reims, Ligue 2)
Reims finished the season in first place in Ligue 2 and will return to the top flight as champions. Siebatcheu will head up as the second division’s fourth-leading scorer with 16 goals in 35 games (31 starts). This was a big season for the 22-year-old, and American fans will also be boosted from recent whispers that he’s being monitored by the USMNT setup after missing out on the French U-23 side. He wasn’t called into camp this time around, but there are rumors that he could join the USMNT’s senior squad for the first time later this summer.
Maki Tall (Tours, Ligue 2)
Tours finished the season last in the Ligue 2 table and will drop down to the Championnat National. What’s next for Tall remains unclear after he made 15 league appearances (only six starts though) and scored one goal, although he did impress with six goals in just two Coupe de France matches.
Juan Pablo Torres (Sporting Lokeren, Jupiler League)
Torres was absent as Lokeren drew with St. Tuiden to finish first in their Europa League playoff group. They will play Zulte Waregem in a two-legged final for one spot in the tournament.
Timothy Weah (PSG, Ligue 1)
The season came to a close on a high note for Weah, who made his first start for PSG’s senior side. He played all 90 minutes and picked up a yellow card, but also should have had an assist on a cut-back in the box which Javier Pastore put wide in the game’s opening moments. The match ended in a goalless draw with Caen, but it’s nonetheless a springboard for the 18-year-old as he embarks on an extremely bright future. Weah was also called into the USMNT side for the friendly with Bolivia.
Jonathan Klinsmann (Hertha Berlin, Bundesliga)
Klinsmann appeared in one game for the senior side, playing in a 1-1 Europa League draw and memorably saving a penalty. He spent the rest of the campaign with the reserves and U-19 sides.
Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen, Bundesliga)
After arriving in February following his 18th birthday, Sargent was ineligible to play for Werder in officially sanctioned competitions, but he impressed in a few friendlies and overseas tournaments. The young striker will hope to work his way into the first team picture next season. In the meantime, he’ll hope for his first USMNT cap as he joins the side this week in Pennsylvania.
Isaiah Young (Werder Bremen, Bundesliga)
Young spent the season playing mostly as a substitute for Bremen II. He saw action in 28 games but started just five, tallying one assist and no goals.
Brady Scott (FC Koln, Bundesliga)
Scott went as an unused substitute in a few games for the Koln senior side. He started five games for the team’s reserves and three for the U-19s.
Nick Taitague (Schalke, Bundesliga)
Taitague appeared 20 times for Schalke’s U-19s and recorded four goals and five assists. The 19-year-old attacker will hope to make the step up next season into the reserves and perhaps force his way into some first-team looks.
Timothy Tillman (Bayern Munich, Bundesliga)
Bayern Munich II’s season ended a week ago. TIllman played his entire season in the Regionalliga. It is unclear if he will get a shot with the incredibly high-quality senior side next year.
Marlon Fossey (Fulham, Championship)
Fulham’s youth teams have concluded their seasons. Fossey made all of his appearances outside of the senior squad. The 19-year-old did play seven times for the PL 2 outfit.
Matthew Olosunde (Manchester United, Premier League)
Olosunde also didn’t make the United senior side this year, spending his time in the PL 2. However, the right back was called up to the USMNT squad this week for the first time, which is a big step in the right direction for the 20-year-old.
Kyle Scott (Chelsea, Premier League)
Scott played once for Chelsea’s top side this year, going 62 minutes in a 4-0 FA Cup win over Hull. He spent most of the season with the PL 2 side.
Mukwelle Akale (Villarreal, La Liga)
Akele did not make any senior side appearances this season. He played the majority of his games for Villarreal C.
Joshua Perez (Livorno Calcio, Lega Pro, on loan from Fiorentina)
Perez had 22 starts in the Serie C for Livorno Calcio. It will be interesting to see if he can jump into a perimeter role with his parent club Fiorentina next season.