Tim Ream (Fulham)
Ream was an unused sub for Fulham this week in a 2-0 loss to Liverpool.
Danny Williams (Huddersfield)
Williams has still not returned from injury for Huddersfield.
DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)
Yedlin played an important role for for Newcastle, who won their second straight match and second of the season, 2-1 over Bournemouth. The right back snuck in behind the defense and used his pace to beat the defender to the ball before squaring to Salomon Rondon who, after initially missing, smashed home a rebound. Yedlin won’t get credit for the assist, but it’s as good as an assist nonetheless. Newcastle have suddenly jumped to 14th place. Yedlin was called up to Dave Saranchan’s USMNT side for their upcoming friendlies against England and Italy.
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Swansea City, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
Carter-Vickers rode the pine again this week as Swansea beat Bolton 1-0. In good news for the center back, he will be joining the USMNT for their European fixtures.
Antonee Robinson (Wigan Athletic, on loan from Everton)
Robinson went the distance for Wigan in a 2-0 loss to Middlesbrough. Both goals came from break downs on the right side of defense, so the left back was uninvolved in either. He won two tackles and one aerial on the day. Robinson was also called up for the friendlies against the Three Lions and the Azzurri.
John Anthony Brooks (Wolfsburg)
Brooks logged a full shift for Wolfsburg in a 2-1 loss to Hannover. He wasn’t involved in either concession but should have been responsible for a third when he lunged into a tackle and let an attacker –– who had the ball –– free into the box, though he was bailed out by his keeper. Brooks also won four tackles, passed at a 90 percent clip, and picked up a yellow card. He, too, will be joining the boys at USMNT camp.
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Chandler is expected to miss around six months after undergoing knee surgery. He isn’t slated to return until at least the new year.
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen)
Johannsson has returned to individual training as he returns from an ankle injury. This souce, to take with a grain of salt, says that he still has not returned to team training, and it doesn’t appear that will happen in the near future either.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Johnson was subbed on against Johannsson’s Bremen side with 20 minutes to play and his side already holding a 3-1 lead that would remain at full time. Johnson didn’t move the needle, but he also didn’t need to. The winger won three aerials during his time on the field.
Weston McKennie (Schalke)
McKennie appeared twice as a sub this week for Schalke, playing about half an hour in both a 2-0 Champions League win against Galatasary and a 3-0 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt on the weekend. He didn’t have much of an impact in either, but Schalke did score their second right after he came on against the Turks. The difference in Schalke’s domestic and European play is extraordinary, as they are well in line to qualify for the UCL knockouts but are just one point clear of the Bundesliga relegation zone. McKennie was, of course, called into the USMNT.
Alfredo Morales (Fortuna Dusseldorf)
Morales was surprisingly left out of the Dusseldorf 18-man squad that won 4-1 against Hertha Berlin. There’s no news as to any injury that’s bothering him, so whether the midfielder was simply given a rest or was dropped for performance reasons is unclear, but it’s a situation to monitor. Prior to this weekend, Morales had started every Bundesliga game.
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund)
After starting but being pulled off just before the hour mark in a 2-0 midweek Champions League loss to Atletico Madrid, Pulisic was an unused substitute in Dortmund’s 3-2 win over Bayern Munich. It’s a continuation of the concerning trend regarding Pulisic’s opportunities; he continues to earn starts, but he hasn’t been the choice at the most critical moments. Against Atletico, Pulisic had two successful dribbles but lost possession six times and in general struggle to impose himself in Spain. He’ll keep plugging away, but the 20-year-old needs to take his opportunities when he gets them. He should get at least one this international break as he joins up with the USMNT for just the second time in 2018.
Timothy Tillman (FC Nurnberg, on loan from Bayern Munich)
Tillman didn’t play for Nurnberg’s senior or reserve sides this week.
Bobby Wood (Hannover, on loan from Hamburg)
Wood played 87 minutes in Hannover’s aforementioned 2-1 win over Wolfsburg. While he didn’t stand out on the scoresheet or statistically, Wood actually put in a strong performance in leading the line, holding the ball up well and creating a few dangerous chances for teammates, one of which should have been converted into a goal. He’ll hope to continue his momentum with the USMNT this week.
Julian Green (Greuther Fuerth)
Green and Greuther had an afternoon to forget in a 4-0 loss to Union Berlin. The midfielder went 59 minutes and tallied three shots, two of which were on target, but he did little else of note as Fuerth fell behind three goals in the first half. He too will join the United States this week.
Matt Miazga (Nantes, on loan from Chelsea)
Once again, Miazga wasn’t included in Nantes’ 18-man squad this week. The team drew Rennes 1-1. Despite being dropped from his club side, Miazga remains a stalwart for the United States and figures to play a key role against England and Italy.
Jordan Siebatcheu (Rennes)
Twice this week, Siebatcheu was a substitute for Rennes, and he nabbed his first goal for the club in a 3-1 Europa League loss to Dynamo Kyiv. The goal itself was nothing special, as the 22-year-old was on hand to tap in a good low cross to get his side on the board in stoppage time, but it’s a momentous occasion nonetheless. He then came on in the 72nd minute and couldn’t help break the deadlock against Nantes.
Timothy Weah (PSG)
Weah didn’t make either of PSG’s 18-man squads this week. The young forward will join the United States team this week as well.
Andrija Novakovich (Fortuna Sittard, on loan from Reading)
Novakovich still has not returned from injury. He missed Fortuna’s 3-2 loss to VVV-Venlo this week.
Erik Palmer-Brown (NAC Breda, on loan from Manchester City)
Palmer-Brown again started and went the distance as Breda lost 2-0 to Emmen. Neither goal his side conceded was the center back’s fault, and he passed at a cool 93 percent, but he also didn’t move the needle too much in the match. Breda remain at the bottom of the Eredivisie table through 12 games.
Geoff Cameron (Queens Park Rangers, on loan from Stoke City)
Cameron didn’t win Championship Player of the Month, but he did go the distance for QPR in a wild 3-2 win over Brentford. Rangers are only two points out of a promotion playoff spot.
Eric Lichaj (Hull City, Championship)
Lichaj logged 90 in a 3-3 draw with Birmingham. He also picked up a yellow card in the contest.
Gboly Ariyibi (Nottingham Forest, Championship)
Ariyibi did not appear for Forest this week.
Duane Holmes (Derby County, Championship)
Holmes made his second straight start and played 70 minutes in a 3-0 loss to Aston Villa.
Lynden Gooch (Sunderland, League 1)
Gooch was critical for Sunderland this week, scoring the side’s second in a 2-1 FA Cup First Round win over Port Vale. Gooch spun and fired in incredibly quick succession to put his side two ahead, ultimately getting credit for the winner.
Emerson Hyndman (Hibernian, on loan from Bournemouth, Scottish Premiership)
Hyndman did not appear for Hibernian this week and surprisingly missed the 18-man roster all together. No further news has come out.
Stanko remains on the shelf due to injury. There’s no timetable for his possible return.
Terrence Boyd (Darmstadt, 2. Bundesliga)
Boyd was an unused sub for Darmstadt this week.
McKinze Gaines (Darmstadt, 2. Bundesliga)
Gaines didn’t make the Darmstadt 18-man squad.
Jann George (Jahn Regensburg, 2. Bundesliga)
George played 90 minutes in a 3-2 win over Magdeburg. He didn’t produce the same quality as last week, but his side was plenty magical, scoring in the 80th and 90th minutes to turn a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 win.
Ken Gipson (Sandhausen, 2. Bundesliga)
Gipson didn’t make either of Sandhausen’s rosters this week.
Andrew Wooten (Sandhausen, 2. Bundesliga)
Wooten came off after 87 quiet minutes in a scoreless draw between Sandhausen and Duisburg.
Joe Gyau (Duisburg, 2. Bundesliga)
Gyau did not make the Duisburg 18-man squad for the draw.
Kevin Lankford (Heidenheim, 2. Bundesliga)
Lankford remains out of the squad due to injury. Heidenheim drew St. Pauli 1-1 this weekend.
Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge, Jupiler League)
Horvath had a big week, starting twice and earning widespread plaudits for his excellent performance in Brugge’s 4-0 Champions League win over Monaco. The 23-year-old made six saves in the match, including a spectacular early stop with the game still scoreless. That was followed by a less stellar performance on the weekend as Brugge lost 2-1 to Sporting Charleroi. Still, Horvath can count this as a beneficial week overall as he was named to the Champions League Team of the Week and figures to start for the USMNT at least once with presumptive No. 1 Zack Steffen withdrawing due to injury.
Brendan Hines-Ike (Kortrijk, Jupiler League)
Hines-Ike was back in the starting lineup for Kortrijk this week, but the side stumbled to a 2-0 home defeat against Standard Liege.
Kenny Saief (Anderlecht, Jupiler League)
Saief was an unused substitute in the Europa League as Anderlecht lost 2-0 to Fenerbahce before coming on for the final eight minutes in a win over Gent by that same scoreline.
Kekuta Manneh (St. Gallen, Swiss Super League)
Manneh started again and played 67 minutes in St. Gallen’s 3-2 defeat to Young Boys.
Shaq Moore (CF Reus, on loan from Levante, Segunda Liga)
Moore was again an unused sub for Reus. He is joining the United States this week, though.
Desevio Payne (Excelsior Rotterdam, Eredivisie)
Payne remains sidelined with a long-term injury.
Kyle Scott (SC Telstar, on loan from Chelsea, Eerste Divisie)
Scott played 83 minutes in Telstar’s 2-1 win over FC Eindhoven
Romain Gall (Malmo, Allsvenskan)
Gall was an 86th-minute substitute in a Europa League draw with Sarpsborg before starting and playing the first 62 minutes of a 2-0 league victory over Elfsborg.
A potentially impactful week awaits young players at multiple levels of the USMNT setup. Jonathan Klinsmann has been named to the senior team as a replacement for Zack Steffen, and joining him there will be 20-year-old Luca de la Torre. Meanwhile, the U-20s have been in action at the CONCACAF U-20 Championship, smashing through the group stage –– albeit in a group made up of very poor sides –– and with the qualification stage and potential final on the horizon, Chris Richards, Sergino Dest, and Sebastian Soto have joined the team. Soto made a jump domestically, too, recently training with the Hannover first team for the first time. Last week’s debutant to our list, Christian Cappis, played for Hobro’s senior team this week and had an assist in a cup loss, making for a bright start, besides the result. Finally, four youngsters ranging in age have been training with European teams, though it is far too early to know what will happen for the quartet, made up of Nick Lima (Hertha Berlin), Matthew Hoppe (Hamburg), and Sam Vines and Cole Bassett (both Freiburg).
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)
Peter Stroud (West Ham United, Premier League)
Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal, Premier League)
Indiana Vassilev (Aston Villa, Championship)
Chris Gloster (Hannover, Bundesliga)
Sebastian Soto (Hannover, Bundesliga)
Zyen Jones (Schalke, Bundesliga)
Nick Taitague (Schalke, Bundesliga)
Haji Wright (Schalke, Bundesliga)
Jonathan Klinsmann (Hertha Berlin, Bundesliga)
Alex Mendez (Freiburg, Bundesliga)
Chris Richards (Bayern Munich, Bundesliga, on loan from FC Dallas)
Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen)
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)
Konrad de la Fuente (Barcelona, La Liga)
Gennaro Nigro (Roma, Serie A)
Akil Watts (Mallorca, Segunda Division)
Sergino Dest (Ajax, Eredivisie)
Jamie Dunning (Feyenoord, Eredivisie)
Stuart Ritchie (Groningen, Eredivisie)
CJ Dos Santos (Benfica, Primeira Liga)
Keaton Parks (Benfica, Primeira Liga)
Eryk Williamson (Santa Clara, Primeira Liga, on loan from Portland Timbers)
Ben Lederman (Gent, Jupiler League)
Juan Torres (Sporting Lokeren, Jupiler League)
Christian Cappis (Hobro, Danish Superliga)