Tim Ream (Fulham)
Fulham’s terrific run of form came to an end this weekend with a 1-0 loss to Wolves, in which Ream went the full 90 minutes. Ream and co. displayed a terrific bend-don’t-break attitude until all of Wolves’ chances –– and there were a lot –– finally caught up to the Cottagers by way of a 75th-minute goal, on which Ream was not responsible. The left center back also completed an impressive 97 percent of passes in the contest. All things considered, it was a pretty solid showing from the relegated side and their veteran defender.
Danny Williams (Huddersfield)
Williams remains fully outside of the Huddersfield setup with his contract about to expire. The last-place side did manage a 1-1 draw with Manchester United this week.
DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)
Yedlin has been sidelined with a groin injury and missed Newcastle’s 3-2 loss to Liverpool. The severity of the knock is unknown, but it doesn’t appear too serious, though it would be a surprise to see him push it with just one game left in the campaign.
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Swansea City, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
Carter-Vickers logged 180 minutes this week for Swansea in a pair of draws, 1-1 against Derby and 2-2 at Blackburn, which was the Swans’ last game of the year. In the former, the defender was not responsible for the concession and made a critical clearance on the goal line, but it’s hard to give him too much credit for that, as he didn’t appear to know too much about the sliced clearance that nearly ended up in his own net. CCV also produced a critical block in the first half of the weekend fixture, but he was caught in no-
Matt Miazga (Reading, on loan from Chelsea)
Miazga went the distance for Reading in a goalless draw with Birmingham City. His side had 65 percent possession and did a solid job of limiting dangerous opportunities for the Blues. Miazga passed at a great 92 percent clip in the match and won five aerials on top of keeping a clean sheet. His 7.8 whoscored.com match rating was second on the team, only behind his center back partner, and third best in the match. After joining Reading in the winter, Miazga made 18 starts, during which the Royals made significant improvements to ultimately move away from danger and finish the year in 20th place.
Antonee Robinson (Wigan Athletic, on loan from Everton)
Robinson, too, went the distance for Wigan, playing his usual left back role in a 1-0 win over Millwall. The 21-year-old did little of note in the match, but a clean sheet is never a bad day in the office for a defender –– though that was aided by a disallowed goal and a clearance off the line moments later. Like Miazga, Robinson also had a great passing day at 93 percent. Despite missing a good chunk of the campaign due to injury, Robinson was excellent over the course of the season, starting 26 games, providing one assist, and helping Wigan maintain their spot in the Championship, in which they finished 18th.
Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig)
Adams remains sidelined with an adductor injury. Leipzig don’t have any meaningful league games left, as they are locked into third place with two games remaining. However, they do face Bayern Munich on May 25 in the DfB-Pokal final (and on the second to last day of the Bundesliga season as well), and that would be quite the time to return from injury. There is no news on whether or not that is even a possibility, however.
John Anthony Brooks (Wolfsburg)
Brooks again missed the Wolfsburg team –– which beat Nurnberg 2-0 –– due to injury, but this German article states he has returned to individual training. With two games to go, Wolfsburg are three places, but only two points, out of a Champions League spot. Six points down the stretch could cause some havoc, to say the least.
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
For the first time all year, Chandler made his way onto the pitch for Eintracht, coming on with 15 minutes to play in a 6-1 battering at the hands of Bayer Leverkusen. After undergoing surgery at the very start of the season, Chandler finally has made it all the way back, though his clear target has to be shaping up for next season. Eintracht are in the thick of the tight, aforementioned race for the final UCL spot, and they are in pole position in fourth. They’re also readying themselves for the second leg of their Europa League semifinal tie against Chelsea. There’s still a lot of work to be done for the Eagles.
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen)
Johannsson was not in the Werder Bremen 18-man squad which took critical points off Borussia Dortmund in a 2-2 draw.
Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen)
Sargent was in the 18-man roster, but didn’t make his way off the bench in the draw.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Johnson was not in the Gladbach team this week that drew Hoffenheim 2-2.
Weston McKennie (Schalke)
McKennie was excellent for Schalke, who finally secured their Bundesliga safety with a scoreless draw against Augsburg. Playing as a right center back in a three-man defense, McKennie filled out the stat sheet, finishing with four clearances, four interceptions, three aerial wins, and a 91 percent pass completion rate. He also had one early shot on target. It’s been a miserable season for Schalke, but now that his side is safe from relegation, McKennie can look back on a campaign in which he blossomed into an unquestioned top-flight player. The 20-year-old should only continue to develop in the future.
Haji Wright (Schalke)
Wright played for Schalke’s U-23s, who beat Gutersloh 2-0. The reserve side has been promoted to the fourth division of the German pyramid.
Alfredo Morales (Fortuna Dusseldorf)
Morales was a 68th-minute substitute for Dusseldorf, coming on with his side up a man in a 1-1 tie that finished by that same scoreline. The midfielder completed 21 of 23 passes and won three aerials, in addition to picking up a yellow card, during his time on the pitch.
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund, on loan from Chelsea)
While Dortmund’s fading title hopes were all but extinguished by virtue of the aforementioned 2-2 draw at Werder Bremen, Pulisic can hold his head high after a performance in which he was back to his dynamic best. The 20-year-old put Dortmund ahead in the sixth minute with a dazzling run and finish, cutting through the Bremen defense and beating multiple players with a burst of pace before slotting home a near-post effort. It was a great goal, one of the
Timothy Tillman (FC Nurnberg, on loan from Bayern Munich)
Tillman was an unused substitute in Nurnberg’s 2-0 defeat to Wolfsburg.
Bobby Wood (Hannover, on loan from Hamburg)
Once again, Wood missed out on the Hannover 18-man squad that went to Munich and lost 3-1 to Bayern. Hannover are mathematically alive but will only stay in the Bundesliga with a miracle as they’re six points back of the relegation playoff spot with two games left.
Julian Green (Greuther Fuerth)
Green went the distance for Greuther, but he was pretty poor, though it’s hard to single anyone out after a 4-0 home loss, even one against a side in Cologne that was promoted with the victory. The midfielder completed just 21 passes total, missed the net with his only shot, and was dispossessed four times, joint-most in the Fuerth team. Greuther are in 14th, but they’re safe from relegation.
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. Rennes drew 2-2 twice this week, against Monaco and Toulouse.
Andrija Novakovich (Fortuna Sittard, on loan from Reading)
There were no Eredivisie games last week due to the KNVB Cup final, which Ajax won 4-0 against Willem II. It looks like Novakovich will get a chance to win a spot in the Reading first team during the summer, which is great news for the 22-year-old striker.
Erik Palmer-Brown (NAC Breda, on loan from Manchester City)
There were no Eredivisie games last week due to the KNVB Cup final, which Ajax won 4-0 against Willem II.
Timothy Weah (Celtic, on loan from PSG)
After a spell on the sidelines, Weah was back in the starting XI and went 73 minutes as Celtic beat Aberdeen 3-0 to seal their eighth straight Scottish Premiership title. He didn’t do anything of note, but it was still a positive to see him back in the starting squad for the first time in more than a month.
Emerson Hyndman (Bournemouth, English Premier League)
Hyndman didn’t play this week in Bournemouth’s 1-0 win over Tottenham. He did make the bench, however, and received some kind words from his coach, Eddie Howe, who said Hyndman deserves more of a shot at making his way into the first team. It’ll be interesting to see whether or not that actually happens come the start of next season.
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)
Cameron played 90 minutes as QPR beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1. Rangers finished the season in 19th place. Cameron made 19 appearances (17 starts) and provided a goal and an assist for his loan side.
Eric Lichaj (Hull City, Championship)
Lichaj logged his final shift of the year as well, going 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Bristol City. Hull finished the year in 13th place. The fullback started 35 games (in 39 total league appearances) and recorded one assist.
Duane Holmes (Derby County, Championship)
Holmes returned from injury this week for Derby in their final game of the Championship regular season, a 3-1 win over West Brom, and played 65 minutes before being subbed out with a knock of unknown severity. Derby finished the season sixth and will enter the promotion playoffs as the lowest seed. They will match up with Leeds over two legs before possibly getting a shot at Wembley and the Premier League. The series starts on Saturday.
Lynden Gooch (Sunderland, League 1)
Gooch started twice for Sunderland during the last week of the season, going the distance in a 2-1 loss to Fleetwood Town and being pulled just before the hour mark in a loss by the same scoreline to Southend. Sunderland, too, finish in their division’s promotion playoff, and their fifth-place standing means they will face Portsmouth in the first round.
Gboly Ariyibi (Motherwell, Scottish Premiership, on loan from Nottingham Forest)
Ariyibi went 87 minutes for Motherwell this week in a 1-1 draw with St. Mirren. He’s clearly made an impression on his loan side, with Motherwell’s current manager, Stephen Robinson, saying he wants to sign the player permanently this summer.
Jann George (Jahn Regensburg, 2. Bundesliga)
George was sent off this week for Regensburg after receiving two yellow cards in a three-minute span early in the second half. Regensburg lost to Erzgebirge Aue 3-1.
Ken Gipson (Sandhausen, 2. Bundesliga)
Gipson again did not play for Sandhausen this week.
Andrew Wooten (Sandhausen, 2. Bundesliga)
The red-hot Wooten stayed red hot with two more goals, including the winner that lifted Sandhausen to a 3-2 victory over Heidenheim. The first was from a penalty that he won, and the second was an impressive far-post header just two minutes after Sandhausen had pulled themselves back to 2-2 midway through the second half. Video of both goals can be seen here. He now has 17 goals on the season, including five in his last three games, and he has played a major part in Sandhausen pulling themselves away from the bottom three over the final month-plus of the year.
Gyau also nabbed a winner this week, scoring Duisburg’s 55th-minute opener in an eventual 2-0 win over Holstein Kiel. The winger, who earned a rare start in the contest, was mostly quiet until popping up with a precise long-range strike that just barely keeps last-place Duisburg in with a shout for staying in the second division.
Kevin Lankford (St. Pauli, 2. Bundesliga)
Lankford was an 81st-minute substitute for St. Pauli, coming in after all three goals had been scored in their 2-1 loss to Dynamo Dresden.
Khiry Shelton (Paderborn, 2. Bundesliga)
Shelton did not make the Paderborn squad this week.
Shaq Moore (Levante, La Liga)
Moore played 90 minutes and scored a very good left-footed goal for Atletico Levante, though they lost 3-1 to Villarreal B.
Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge, Jupiler League)
Horvath keeps producing as he pitched yet another shutout, his third in a row, in a 1-0 win over Gent. Brugge are likely going to finish second, and Horvath is closing strong, now having kept clean sheets in seven of his last 10 games for the side.
Brendan Hines-Ike (Kortrijk, Jupiler League)
Hines-Ike was an unused substitute for Kortrijk this week. They won to remain atop their Europa League playoff group.
Desevio Payne (Excelsior Rotterdam, Eredivisie)
There were no Eredivisie games last week due to the KNVB Cup final, which Ajax won 4-0 against Willem II.
Romain Gall (Malmo, Allsvenskan)
Gall was an unused substitute in a 2-1 win over Falkenbergs.
Ian Harkes (Dundee United, Scottish Championship)
Harkes was an unused substitute as Dundee United finished their regular season with a 1-0 loss to Greenock Morton. Dundee will have a week off before jumping into the promotion playoffs.
There are a few notes of importance on the youth level this week. Richie Ledezma made his first start for the PSV U-19 side and scored his first goal for the club, astrong strike from the top of the penalty area. Sebastian Soto also found the net, doing so twice for his 15th and 16th goals for Hannover’s U-19s while helping them to a 2-0 win. Speaking of Hannover, 16-year-old Atlanta United academy midfielder Tarek Sirdah is currently training with the German side, though it’s unclear whether or not a contract offer will come from the trial. Lastly, the U.S. U-17 side is competing at the CONCACAF Championships and has started with three wins, beating Canada 3-2, Barbados 6-1, and Guatemala 3-0. There’s just one European-based player in that squad, but that youngster, Dortmund’s Gio Reyna, is taking over the tournament. He sparked the win against Canada, assisting on the opener that cut a 2-0 deficit to 2-1 before scoring the winner from a gorgeous free kick after he was fouled. He was an unused substitute against Barbados before returning to the starting XI and assisting on the second against Guatemala with a neat run and cross. Next up on Thursday is a matchup with Guadeloupe.
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)
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)