Seeing his first game action in three weeks, Cameron made his impact felt for Stoke City. After coming on as a substitute in the 50th minute, Cameron helped earn Stoke a point at Newcastle when his phenomenal cross was headed in at the back post by Peter Crouch in injury time. It was Cameron’s first assist of the season, and it will certainly help the 29-year-old’s case to return to the starting lineup after a spell on the bench.
Brad Guzan (Aston Villa)
Up against the Premier League’s best team in Chelsea, Guzan and his Villa teammates put in a decent showing before falling 2-1. Neither of Chelsea’s goals was Guzan’s fault, so there’s still no reason to expect him to lose his job any time soon.
Tim Howard (Everton)
On the other hand, Howard could have a battle for playing time on his hands when he returns from the injury that’s kept him out all of 2015. Backup Joel Robles has kept three consecutive league clean sheets, and Howard was up-and-down earlier this season. Keep an eye between the Everton sticks.
DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur)
Yedlin left the USMNT’s win over Panama on Sunday with a leg injury after a questionable tackle from a Panamanian defender, but the injury isn’t thought to be serious.
Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal)
Zelalem played 84 minutes for Arsenal’s U-21 side in a 2-1 win over Newcastle on Monday, but the winner was scored after he was subbed off.
Regular national teamers not in the Premier League
Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes)
Nantes earned a point in a scoreless draw at Nice, with Bedoya playing 90 minutes in an attacking midfield role. He had an early long-distance shot saved but wasn’t very notable otherwise.
Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht)
Kljestan was not selected for the matchday squad in Anderlecht’s 2-0 Belgian Cup win over Gent or their 2-0 league win over Cercle Bruges, but his team has kept rolling along just fine.
John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin)
After resting during Hertha’s midweek loss to Leverkusen, Brooks was excellent in his squad’s 2-0 win at Mainz. He was the second-highest rated player for Hertha according to Whoscored.com, earning an 8.0 (out of 10), with only his partner in the center of defense getting a higher rating.
Timothy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Chandler also sat in the midweek game before playing 90 minutes in a 2-2 draw with Augsburg on the weekend. He contributed to his team’s two-goal comeback by getting the most touches of any player on the pitch (and a yellow card as well).
Julian Green (Hamburg, on loan from Bayern Munich)
Once again, Green did not feature for Hamburg this week. He hasn’t played for the side since late November.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Unlike the other German-Americans in the Bundesliga, Johnson played in the midweek game and sat out the weekend for fifth-place Monchengladbach. He started and was on the pitch for the full 90 minutes in a 1-0 win over Freiburg, playing as a left-sided midfielder.
Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar)
Johannsson is on the verge of a breakout, having scored twice in his past two games, the most recent in a 1-0 win over perennial contenders Ajax. The striker poked home a low cross from just a couple yards out in the 76th minute. He was subbed off 10 minutes later, but the damage was done and Alkmaar secured the points. He was then not selected in the squad for a 4-2 win over Groningen over the weekend.
Others on the USMNT fringes (or other notables)
Emerson Hyndman (Fulham)
Hyndman was not featured in either of Fulham’s games this week. Hopefully, there will be more to come on this very young talent in the near future.
Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers)
Ream featured in both Bolton’s FA Cup stoppage-time loss to Liverpool and their 4-1 defeat at the hands of Derby County. Ream was not stellar, but made no major mistakes either as Bolton dropped to 17th in the table.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
Back in good form, Lichaj played an impressive 90 minutes in Nottingham Forest’s 3-2 win over Brighton, receiving an 8.0 rating on Whoscored.com. Unfortunately, Nottingham are 13 points out of the promotion playoff, so unless Lichaj gets transferred elsewhere, he won’t see first division football.
Terrence Boyd (RB Leipzig)
Despite starting in RB Leipzig’s 1-0 loss to Ingolstadt, Boyd played only 37 minutes, receiving a yellow card before being yanked. There’s no news on why he was pulled, though.
Bobby Wood (Erzegebirge Aue)
Wood recently went from 1860 Munich to Erzegebirge Aue of the Bundesliga II. In his first game for the club, he played 68 minutes of a 2-0 win against RB Leipzig. Wood’s move was neither an upgrade or downgrade, as the two clubs are currently involved in a three-way tie for last in the second division of Germany.
Rubio Rubin (FC Utrecht)
Rubin was started twice last week but produced very little. After playing a full match mid-week in a 1-0 loss to Willem II, he was subbed off after 67 minutes in a 3-1 loss to league-leading PSV.