Tim Ream (Fulham)
Ream was not part of the 18-man roster which led Fulham to a 2-2 draw away to Brighton.
Danny Williams (Huddersfield)
After making his first appearance last week in the League Cup, Williams was an unused sub against Everton in a 1-1 draw. His season league debut appears to be just around the corner.
DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)
After assisting and then scoring an own goal last week, Yedlin found the net at the right side of the pitch this week, notching his team's lone tally in a tough 2-1 loss to defending champions Manchester City. With his side down one, the right back galloped forward, outpacing his man before receiving a perfect low cross from Salomon Rondon for a easy finish at the back post on 30 minutes. Unfortunately, his goal was answered by City right back Kyle Walker, who gave the hosts the lead for good seven minutes after
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Swansea City, on loan from Tottenham)
He still hasn’t played for Swansea, but manager Graham Potter did feel confident enough to bring Carter-Vickers for an away trip to Millwall this weekend which Swansea won 1-0. It won’t be long until he gets his name into the Welsh side’s first XI. Carter-Vickers might get some run in the meantime as he will join Yedlin and the national side for matches against El Tri and the Selecao.
Antonee Robinson (Wigan Athletic, on loan from Everton)
Robinson is proving a mainstay in the Wigan outfit, again going 90 minutes for the side in a 1-0 win over Rotherham. He wasn’t particularly active on the stat sheet, with just two dribbles on the day, but he did complete over 90 percent of his 42 passes. What’s more, his side held a clean sheet, and they needed to do so to grab all three points. Wigan now have 10 points through their first six games. Robinson was also called into USMNT camp.
John Anthony Brooks (Wolfsburg)
It was another good week for Brooks. First, he helped a Wolfsburg side that was downright awful defensively a season ago to its second Bundesliga victory in as many games to start the season. He didn’t get on the scoresheet like last week, but Brooks won five aerials and passed at an 87 percent clip as the Wolves laid down an impressive 3-1 win away to Leverkusen. He’s been the rock at the back Wolfsburg were missing last year, and that should give them quite a deal of confidence moving forward. Now healthy, Brooks was of course called into the USMNT.
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 is still nursing an ankle injury. It is unclear when he will return.
Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen)
Sargent stayed hot this week, although not for the Bremen senior side. He netted twice in two games for the reserves, in a 1-1 draw with Weiche Flensburg and VfB Oldenburg (from the penalty spot). He was not called into the USMNT, however, as he is instead playing with Bremen’s senior squad in a pair of friendlies in the Netherlands.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
After Johnson found the net on opening day, Dieter Hecking didn’t really have a choice to not start the winger, and he did include him, allowing the veteran to play a full 90 in a 1-1 draw against Augsburg. Johnson was terribly unlucky not to equalize from short range in the first half when he was denied from inside the six-yard box by a defender on the line. To his credit, the cut back was a bit behind him, and it was a tough effort despite the lack of keeper. He was not involved in Alassane Plea’s second half tally.
Weston McKennie (Schalke)
It hasn’t been a good start to the season for Schalke, who have now lost two in two after falling to Hertha Berlin this weekend. McKennie, too, had one poor play that really cost the side. Deployed at right back, McKennie was beat on an over-the-top ball by Jivaro Dilroson, as the 19-year-old chose to lunge at the falling ball rather than get into a good defensive position. His failure to poke the ball out of play gave Dilroson all the time in the world to pick out Ondrej Duda, who gave Hertha the early 1-0 lead. McKennie didn’t do much else of note and passed at just 71 percent on the day. As part of the youth movement in USMNT football, he was called into Dave Saranchan’s side for the upcoming friendlies.
Alfredo Morales (Fortuna Dusseldorf)
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund)
Due to what are being described as “muscular problems,” Pulisic did not travel with his Dortmund teammates for their scoreless draw with Hannover on Friday. He isn’t expected to miss much time, but he wasn’t included in this week’s USMNT squad due to the issues.
Timothy Tillman (FC Nurnberg, on loan from Bayern Munich)
For the second consecutive match, Tillman was an unused substitute for Nurnberg as they drew 1-1 with Mainz.
Bobby Wood (Hannover, on loan from Hamburg)
Wood made his league debut for Hannover as a halftime substitute in the aforementioned draw with Dortmund and gave a good account of himself over the final 45 minutes. The striker recorded two of Hannover’s seven shots in the match, won all three aerials he contested, and notched three tackles as well. There’s plenty of competition for minutes at the forward positions for the club, but Wood certainly didn’t hurt his chances of gaining additional playing time with his performance this week. He was also named to the USMNT squad for this week’s friendlies.
Julian Green (Greuther Fuerth)
Green played 76 up-and-down minutes in a 1-0 win over Duisburg. The attacking midfielder wasn’t involved in the only goal of the game, which came in the second minute, although he did record three shots. None were on target, however, and Green completed just 15 passes while picking up a yellow card and losing possession of the ball three times. Still, a win is a win, and Fuerth now have two victories (to go with two draws) in their first four games of the season. This weekend’s uneven performance aside, Green has started the season well, and he deservedly earned a USMNT call this week.
Matt Miazga (Nantes, on loan from Chelsea)
For the third straight game, Miazga played 90 minutes in the heart of the Nantes defense, helping the Canaries to a narrow 3-2 win over Strasbourg. It wasn’t the center back’s best game, as he was largely responsible for Strasbourg’s opener, on which he lost track of an attacker and watched a perfect cross sail right past him to be headed home. The 23-year-old recovered, though, ultimately tallying eight clearances, three tackles, and one key pass. Miazga is also in the USMNT squad this week and figures to be busy against Mexico and Brazil.
Jordan Siebatcheu (Rennes)
Siebatcheu started a competitive game for the first time in his new colors, going 75 minutes in a 2-0 win over Bordeaux. The 22-year-old striker was active in the match, especially in the first half as he recorded five shots in the opening half hour, but his effectiveness waned as the game went on, and he was eventually taken out midway through the second half. He wasn’t involved in either of his side’s goals. Rennes have had a solid start to the year, taking seven points from their first four matches.
Timothy Weah (PSG)
Weah again didn’t make the PSG 18-man squad that beat Nimes 4-2, but he could be in line to see action after the international break as Kylian Mbappe was sent off late for the Parisians. In other news, Weah is also with the USMNT this week, and he told reporters at the camp that he turned down a loan deal in the summer (LINK) to try and earn minutes and develop with the PSG first team this year. That should happen, although just how many minutes he receives is very unclear.
Andrija Novakovich (Fortuna Sittard, on loan from Reading)
Novakovich made his impact this week, putting together a man-of-the-match display for Sittard in a 1-1 draw with Utrecht. The performance included the 21-year-old’s second goal of the season, scored to tie the game in the 74th minute. It was a scrappy tally, as the striker scuffed his shot into the ground and over the keeper after Utrecht failed to clear a free kick, but it was a vital one. He nearly won all three points for Fortuna as
Erik Palmer-Brown (NAC Breda, on loan from Manchester City)
Palmer-Brown watched from the bench as Feyenoord defeated Breda 4-2. Despite reports coming out last week that the young center back would be named to the USMNT for this week’s camp, he was not included in Sarachan’s team.
Keaton Parks (Benfica, Primeira Liga)
Again, Parks was absent from the senior side but played for Benfica B, going 90 minutes, assisting on their only goal, and picking up a yellow card in a 1-1 draw with Academica. Parks did not make the USMNT squad this week.
Geoff Cameron (Stoke City, Championship -> loaned to Queens Park Rangers)
Cameron was sent on a temporary deal to Loftus Road, joining QPR for the season on the day the English loan window closed. It’s a move that should allow the veteran to receive an increase in playing time, and he was indeed used as a substitute late in a scoreless draw with Birmingham. He should work his way into the starting lineup sooner or later with his versatility.
Eric Lichaj (Hull City, Championship)
Lichaj went 90 as Hull lost to Derby for the second time in as many games after falling to the side in the League Cup last week. He was called into the USMNT squad and will be looked upon to provide guidance for the youngsters.
Gboly Ariyibi (Nottingham Forest, Championship)
Ariyibi still cannot get into the Forest side, which beat Newcastle in the Carabao Cup before losing on the weekend to Brentford.
Duane Holmes (Derby County, Championship)
Holmes rode the bench this weekend for Derby in their aforementioned win over Hull.
Lynden Gooch (Sunderland, League 1)
Gooch went 90 minutes again for Sunderland in a 1-1 draw with Oxford United. He picked up a yellow card.
Emerson Hyndman (Hibernian, on loan from Bournemouth, Scottish Premiership)
Hyndman was subbed on with 30 minutes to play for Hibs, who were tied 1-1 at the time and would go on to lose 2-1 to Livingston.
Caleb Stanko (SC Freiburg, Bundesliga)
Stanko continues to be sidelined by injury. Freiburg fell 3-1 to Hoffenheim.
Terrence Boyd (Darmstadt, 2. Bundesliga)
Again, Boyd did not make it off the bench this week.
McKinze Gaines (Darmstadt, 2. Bundesliga)
Gaines was not in the Darmstadt 18-man roster.
Jann George (Jahn Regensburg, 2. Bundesliga)
George scored a stunner this week in a 5-3 loss to Arminia Bielefeld. Down 2-1 in the first period, George executed a terrific diving header to knot the game up at a goal each. It wasn’t his only good moment on the day, as he also provided a cross that was flicked on and then turned home for Regensburg’s first of the day, just three minutes in.
Ken Gipson (Sandhausen, 2. Bundesliga)
Gipson was not in the Sandhausen squad.
Andrew Wooten (Sandhausen, 2. Bundesliga)
Wooten entered as a 49th-minute substitute in
Joe Gyau (Duisburg, 2. Bundesliga)
Gyau did not make the Duisburg squad that lost to Grether Fuerth.
Kevin Lankford (Heidenheim, 2. Bundesliga)
Lankford was a 65th-minute arrival for Heidenheim, but he couldn’t make the difference as they lost 1-0 to Darmstadt. The 19-year-old was dispossessed twice and missed the net with his only shot attempt.
Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge, Jupiler League)
Horvath was again an unused substitute as Brugge beat Zulte-Waregem 5-2. He is joining the USMNT for this week’s games.
Brendan Hines-Ike (Kortrijk, Jupiler League)
Hines-Ike played 90 minutes and recorded another assist, providing the helper on Kortrijk’s second goal with a through ball. However, he was also part of a defensive line that conceded three goals in a 3-3 draw with Genk.
Kenny Saief (Anderlecht, Jupiler League)
Saief remains sidelined as Anderlecht were held to a 1-1 home draw by Royal Antwerp.
Kekuta Manneh (St. Gallen, Swiss Super League)
Manneh made his first start in European football, going 65 minutes for St. Gallen in a 3-2 win over Neuchatel Xamax. He came off before most of the excitement, leaving with the game knotted at a goal apiece, but it’s still an important step in the 23-year-old’s career.
Shaq Moore (CF Reus, on loan from Levante, Segunda Liga)
Moore as not in the CF Reus team this week, but he did join the USMNT for their trip to the U.S.
Desevio Payne (Excelsior Rotterdam, Eredivisie)
Payne remains sidelined with a long-term injury.
Kyle Scott (SC Telstar, on loan from Chelsea, Eerste Divisie)
Scott started and played 83 minutes, coming off with his team up a goal against Jong Utrecht that it would go on to win 2-0.
Romain Gall (Malmo, Allsvenskan)
Gall started but came off on the hour mark and watched his teammates extend a 1-0 lead to a 3-0 win over Brommapojkarna.
No one based in Europe was called into the U-19 USMNT roster this week, but quite a few were called into the U-20 side, who will face their younger counterparts as well as Jamaican and Venezuelan youth sides in a mini four-team tournament. Those called into the older side include Benfica goalkeeper CJ Dos Santos, Brady Scott, Ajax winger Sergino Dest (who along with Dos Santos has been added below), Chris Gloster, Lennard Maloney, Chris Richards, Juan Torres, and Sebastian Soto. In other news, soon to be 18-year-old Richie Ledezma is looking likely to sign with PSV in the Eredivisie in the near future. The youngster’s birthday is on Thursday, so we should know more in a week.
Brandon Austin (Tottenham, Premier League)
Folarin Balogun (Arsenal, Premier League) U-18s
Luca de la Torre (Fulham, Premier League) 74th minute sub in 2-0 win over Exeter
Marlon Fossey (Fulham, Premier League)
Matthew Olosunde (Manchester United, Premier League)
Owen Otasowie (Wolverhampton Wanderers, Premier League) U-18s
Peter Stroud (West Ham United, Premier League)
Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal, Premier League)
Indiana Vassilev (Aston Villa, Championship) U-18s
Chris Gloster (Hannover, Bundesliga)
Sebastian Soto (Hannover, Bundesliga)
Zyen Jones (Schalke, Bundesliga) Signed pro contract
Nick Taitague (Schalke, Bundesliga)
Haji Wright (Schalke, Bundesliga)
Jonathan Klinsmann (Hertha Berlin, Bundesliga)
Chris Richards (Bayern Munich, Bundesliga, on loan from FC Dallas)
Isaiah Young (Werder Bremen, Bundesliga)
Lennard Maloney (Union Berlin, 2. Bundesliga)
Brady Scott (FC Koln, 2. Bundesliga)
Mukwelle Akale (Villarreal, La Liga)
Sergino Dest (Ajax, Eredivisie)
Stuart Ritchie (Groningen, Eredivisie)
CJ Dos Santos (Benfica, Primeira Liga)
Eryk Williamson (Santa Clara, Primeira Liga, on loan from Portland Timbers)
Ben Lederman (Gent, Jupiler League)
Juan Pablo Torres (Sporting Lokeren, Jupiler League)