There was one big move announced this week regarding an American who will be playing in Europe very soon, though not right away. Sporting Kansas City center back Erik Palmer-Brown has long been the subject of European rumors, and the 20-year-old — who spent a season on loan with Porto’s reserve team — is finally set to jump across the pond. Palmer-Brown has reportedly signed a pre-contract with Manchester City and will join Pep Guardiola’s side when the MLS season ends this winter. It’s a big jump for the youngster, and he’s probably not going to see any immediate time with City’s first team, but this is
Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
Cameron was sent out as the centerpiece of Stoke’s three-man backline and did well to hold Manchester United’s offense down during his 45 minutes on the pitch before being removed with a hamstring injury. Luckily, the knock does not appear too serious, and club reports are indicating he will be back in a couple weeks. Stoke, to their credit, fought hard to a 2-2 draw with United, and both they and Cameron should be very pleased with how the side is shaping up early this season.
Emerson Hyndman (Bournemouth)
Though Hyndman appears ready to return from his injury, he was not in the 18-man Bournemouth roster which lost 3-0 to Arsenal.
Danny Williams (Huddersfield)
Williams was an unused sub for Huddersfield in their 2-0 loss to West Ham on Monday.
DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)
Though he didn’t play, Yedlin was on the bench for the first time this season for Newcastle as he looks ready to finally return from injury. The Magpies won 1-0 at Swansea.
Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal)
Zelalem is recovering from a torn ACL suffered at the U-20 World Cup in May. Initial estimates had him missing up to nine months, which means he likely won’t see the field at any level until 2018.
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Sheffield United, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
Carter-Vickers was an unused sub for Sheffield United in a 2-1 win over Sunderland.
Lynden Gooch (Sunderland)
Like Carter-Vickers, Gooch started the Sunderland-Sheffield fixture on the bench, but he made a substitute appearance, coming on in the 75th-minute to help turn around a 1-0 deficit. The midfielder was unable to do so, however, as Sheffield’s goal four minutes later killed off the game before a late consolation tally for the Black Cats. Gooch did record a dribble, shot, and tackle during his time on the pitch but passed at just 50 percent.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
Lichaj did not make the 18-man roster for Forest, who lost 3-1 to Sheffield Wednesday.
James Murphy (Sheffield Wednesday)
Murphy did not make the squad either for Wednesday’s aforementioned win over Forest.
Tim Ream (Fulham)
Ream put in a full shift for Fulham in a 1-1 draw with Cardiff on Saturday. The center back put in a solid performance, too, passing at an 86 percent clip and winning four aerials along the way. He was not responsible for the late Cardiff equalizer, which was a header won over his fellow center back partner, but Ream wasn’t in a good defensive position, and had he been in a better spot, he could have maybe cleared the cross.
Antonee Robinson (Bolton, on loan from Everton)
Robinson started and played 90 minutes for Bolton in a 3-0 loss to Middlesbrough. Robinson had a bad day in his first Championship appearance, as he was twice outclassed by Boro’s right midfielder Adama Traore, who burnt him twice before his crosses led to Boro’s first two tallies. Though he did win two tackles and three aerials on the day, ultimately his one-on-one shortcomings cannot be overlooked, as the youngster was picked on by the Boro attack.
Gboly Ariyibi (MK Dons, on loan from Nottingham Forest)
Ariyibi played 90 minutes for MK Dons in a 1-0 win over Plymouth. Though he wasn’t involved in the tally, Ariyibi created a couple good opportunities and had a few of his own on the day. As well, Ariyibi was the victim of a late challenge that resulted in a Plymouth player being sent off with an hour to play. It’s not how he wanted to remember the fixture, but it certainly helped Dons to the victory.
Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United)
Holmes was deployed as a sub with just over 20 minutes to play in a goalless draw with Blackpool. He wasn’t able to tilt the fixture in his side’s favor, but he did also help the Iron lock down the fort, and they are now just one of two undefeated teams in League One.
John Anthony Brooks (Wolfsburg)
Brooks is sidelined with a thigh injury that will keep him out for three months. He will likely return to action following the Bundesliga’s winter break, but we will keep you informed if anything changes.
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Chandler started and played 90 minutes at right wingback for Frankfurt in a 1-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach. The 27-year-old won four aerials and one tackle on the day but only passed at a weak 41 percent. Still, Frankfurt got the win — their first of the season — and a clean sheet.
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen)
Johannsson was not in the Werder 18-man squad which drew Hertha Berlin 1-1. It is hard to think he is going to get many minutes, as he is not in the coach’s or management's favors after a move away seemed imminent. He will have to stick it out with Bremen til at least January.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Johnson was an unused sub in Gladbach’s aforementioned loss.
McKennie was a late sub for Schalke, coming on with 15 minutes to play and his side already up 3-1, the same scoreline the game finished by. The 19-year-old was still active in limited minutes, though, winning three aerials and a tackle.
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund)
Pulisic was solid, but he couldn’t make a match-winning impact Saturday as Dortmund were held to a scoreless draw by 10-man Freiburg. The winger had one shot saved and another blocked while completing two dribbles and passing at a 97 percent rate, although he was also guilty of losing possession a team-high five times. Dortmund dominated on the shot counter and the possession chart after Freiburg went down to 10 men in the 27th minute, but the Yellow and Blacks weren’t able to break through. Pulisic will now prepare for his first Champions League action of the season as Dortmund prepares to do battle with Tottenham.
Caleb Stanko (SC Freiburg)
Stanko has yet to appear in a matchday squad this season for Freiburg, and he was once again absent from the team that drew with Dortmund.
Bobby Wood (Hamburg)
After scoring the only goal for the USMNT over the international break, Wood returned to Hamburg and played all 90 minutes Friday in the team’s 2-0 loss to RB Leipzig. It was a trying day for the striker, as Leipzig finished with almost 70 percent possession and Wood failed to get off a shot in the match. He won just three of seven aerials and was dispossessed six times, although the 24-year-old did contribute at the defensive end with three clearances.
Terrence Boyd (Darmstadt)
Boyd entered Sunday’s game against Bochum with Darmstadt up 1-0 in the 67th minute, but he could do little to prevent a pair of late goals turning the tide in Bochum’s favor in an eventual 2-1 defeat. The striker tallied one shot on goal after Bochum had taken the lead but couldn’t find the equalizer his team required. He also won two aerials in his time on the pitch, but Darmstadt suffered their first defeat of the season nonetheless.
Jann George (Jahn Regensburg)
George’s strong start to the campaign continued as Jahn Regensburg defeated Heidenheim 3-1. The 25-year-old forward played a part in two of Regensburg’s goals, setting up the winner in the 89th minute with a low cutback that teammate Joshua Mees buried before working hard to get into the box on a cross that bounced to Marco Gruttner for the exclamation point in the 93rd minute. It’s difficult to tell whether George got a touch on the ball for the goal that brought the scoreline to its final mark, but he undoubtedly gets credit for a game-winning assist. He also had two shots and three tackles in the match as Regensburg won for the second time in their last three 2. Bundesliga games.
Ken Gipson (Sandhausen)
Once again, Gipson was an unused substitute for Sandhausen as they drew 1-1 with Eintracht Braunschweig.
Andrew Wooten (Sandhausen)
Wooten has yet to play since picking up a thigh injury a few weeks ago, and he wasn’t in Sandhausen’s squad this week. He is, however, back in training, and he could be ready to return as soon as this weekend.
Haji Wright (Sandhausen, on loan from Schalke)
While his American compatriots at Sandhausen did not play Sunday, loanee Wright did, going the full 90 minutes in the draw with Braunschweig. The 19-year-old had a busy day, tallying three shots — two on target, one blocked — as well as three aerial wins and two dribbles, but he also lost possession a game-high nine times and passed at just 61 percent. Still, the striker is getting minutes, and he’s started to show his quality, although he needs to add consistency to his game.
Julian Green (Greuther Fuerth, on loan from Stuttgart)
In his first game since moving for Fuerth on loan, Green went the distance and helped his new side earn its first point of the season in a 1-1 away draw with Dynamo Dresden. The 22-year-old lined up on the left wing and had one early shot saved. He didn’t do much else in the contest, but Green will nonetheless take major confidence from getting a start in his first game and from his team grabbing a point to jump-start its season.
Jerome Kiesewetter (Fortuna Dusseldorf)
Kiesewetter wasn’t included in the Dusseldorf 18-man squad that defeated Union Berlin 3-2 on Sunday.
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt)
Likewise, Morales wasn’t in the Ingolstadt squad that fell 2-1 at home Saturday to Erzgebirge Aue.
Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge, Jupiler League)
Brugge lost their first Jupiler League game of the season Saturday, falling 2-1 to Royal Excel Mouscron, and Horvath was at least partly to blame. He couldn’t do anything to prevent the opener for Mouscron, scored via a penalty he didn’t concede, but the keeper found himself in no man’s land — coming out of his goal for a corner he had no chance of getting to — on the second. The 22-year-old has looked solid for the most part this season, but he’ll hope to forget that tally quickly as Brugge will try to get back on track.
Matt Miazga (Vitesse, on loan from Chelsea, Eredivisie)
Making his first Eredivisie start of the season, Miazga was excellent in the center of Vitesse’s defense in a 3-0 win over Excelsior. Miazga was a busy body all afternoon, finishing with a team-high 77 touches of the ball, racking up four clearances, two interceptions, two blocks, and a tackle, and completing 80 percent of his attempted passes. More importantly, Vitesse kept their first clean sheet of the Eredivisie campaign, which should give Miazga a chance to keep his starting spot for a much more difficult challenge in the Europa League on Thursday against Lazio.
Andrija Novakovich (SC Telstar, on loan from Reading, Eerste Divisie)
Telstar’s game against Jong AZ Alkmaar wasn’t played over the weekend and will instead take place on Tuesday.
Desevio Payne (Excelsior Rotterdam, Eredivisie)
Payne was an unused substitute for Excelsior in their previously mentioned 3-0 defeat to Vitesse.
Saief suffered a setback to his hernia injury recently and remains out of action. We will keep you informed as more news comes in.
Jordan Siebatcheu (Reims, Ligue 2)
Siebatcheu came on as a 71st-minute sub with Reims down 1-0 to Brest but couldn’t make the desired impact as his side lost by that same scoreline.
Maki Tall (Tours, Ligue 2)
Tall was an unused substitute as 10-man Tours played to a 1-1 road draw with Auxerre.
Juan Pablo Torres (Sporting Lokeren)
After making his first appearance for Lokeren before the international break, Torres was an unused substitute in the side’s 3-2 loss to Anderlecht.
Mukwelle Akale (Villarreal, La Liga)
Akale was not in Villarreal B’s squad for their goalless draw with Llagostera-Costa Brava.
Luca de la Torre (Fulham, Championship)
De la Torre was not in Fulham’s PL 2 squad which fell 2-1 to Reading.
Marlon Fossey (Fulham, Championship)
Fossey also was not included in the team.
Kyle Gruno (Leicester, Premier League)
Gruno did not play for Leicester’s PL 2 squad which beat West Ham 3-1.
Jonathan Klinsmann (Hertha Berlin, Bundesliga)
Klinsmann remains sidelined for the time being with an ankle injury. We will keep you posted as more information rolls in.
Shaquell Moore (Levante, La Liga)
Moore did not appear this week for Atletico Levante.
Matthew Olosunde (Manchester United, Premier League)
Olosunde played a full 90 for United’s PL 2 squad in a 2-0 loss to Arsenal.
Joshua Perez (Livorno Calcio, Lega Pro, on loan from Fiorentina)
Livorno’s scheduled game against Lucchese was postponed due to heavy rains that caused serious flooding in Livorno, so Perez didn’t get a chance to make his first start for his loan club.
Brady Scott (FC Koln, Bundesliga)
Scott went the distance and kept a clean sheet for Koln’s under-19 side in a scoreless draw with Duisburg’s U-19s.
Kyle Scott (Chelsea, Premier League)
While he didn’t play for any of Chelsea’s teams this week, Scott was included in the Champions League squad named by manager Antonio Conte, so he could be in line for some first-team action in the next few months.
Joel Sonora (Stuttgart, Bundesliga)
Sonora started and played the first 69 minutes of Stuttgart II’s 2-0 loss to Mainz II in Regionalliga action Saturday.
Nick Taitague (Schalke, Bundesliga)
Taitague started for Schalke’s U-19 side in a 3-1 win over their compatriots from Fortuna Dusseldorf.
Timothy Tillman (Bayern Munich, Bundesliga)
Bayern’s reserves didn’t play this weekend and return to action on Wednesday.
Timothy Weah (PSG, Ligue 1)
Weah was a 62nd-minute substitute for PSG’s reserves, coming on with all of the goals already scored in a 3-2 loss to Jura Sud Foot in the National League 2.
Isaiah Young (Werder Bremen, Bundesliga)
Young was an unused substitute for Bremen’s reserves in a 2-1 loss to Fortuna Koln.