Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
Cameron picked up a knock to his hamstring last week and as a result missed out on Stoke’s clash Saturday with Everton. The Potters lost 2-1, extending their winless run to seven Premier League games and keeping them stuck in the relegation zone, where they are now three points from safety.
Emerson Hyndman (Bournemouth)
Unsurprisingly, Hyndman wasn’t included in the Bournemouth squad that beat West Brom 2-1, nor did he feature in either of the U-21 side’s 3-2 defeats to Swindon and Newcastle.
Danny Williams (Huddersfield)
A cruel twist of fate has brought Williams’ season to an end. The midfielder suffered a fractured fibula last week in training, and he underwent surgery on Friday which will keep him sidelined for the rest of the season. It’s a really unfortunate blow for the 29-year-old, who had been in fine form of late for the Terriers and will now miss out on their push for EPL survival.
DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)
Due to the FA Cup, six of this weekend’s EPL contests were postponed, including Newcastle’s scheduled trip to Tottenham. Thus, Yedlin was inactive this week, although he did get a nice piece of news Sunday when he was included in Dave Sarachan’s youthful USMNT squad that will face Paraguay next Tuesday in Cary, North Carolina.
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. He looks to be on the road to recovery, and he has returned to training for Arsenal. There’s still no estimate on when he’ll return to game action, though.
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Ipswich Town, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
Carter-Vickers again played 180 minutes for Ipswich this week, but the side was held scoreless in a pair of defeats. On Tuesday, the center back lined up in a back four that struggled mightily in a 3-0 loss to Hull. CCV himself actually had a decent performance, leading Ipswich with 105 touches of the ball and tallying five aerial wins and four clearances, and he was not guilty for any of Hull’s goals. He was slightly more culpable for Bristol City’s goal on the weekend when he got sucked well out of position with his team locked in a scoreless battle in the second half, but the high looping cross that followed should have been dealt with before Milan Djuric headed it home. That one moment spoiled an otherwise solid day in which the 20-year-old had five clearances and a pair of tackles as part of a three-man back line. Despite the two losses this week, Carter-Vickers has earned rave reviews during his time in Ipswich, and his impressive performances have rewarded him with both the club’s February Player of the Month award and a USMNT call up.
Luca de la Torre (Fulham)
There’s an interesting rumor that’s risen in US soccer circles that de la Torre is a loan target for the MLS’s New England Revolution. According to reports, Fulham are now deciding as to whether or not a temporary move back to American soil is a prudent next step in the 19-year-old’s growth as a player. De la Torre has made five senior appearances this season, and Fulham seem to value him highly, so a loan move that could give the youngster his first taste of consistent senior football could pay off if he gets the game time he needs. Watch this space.
Tim Ream (Fulham)
In a London derby with Queens Park Rangers, Ream had a few bright moments and a few dark ones as Fulham threw a two-goal lead away to draw 2-2. The good: He completed 80 passes with a 94 percent accuracy, five clearances, and one crucial intervention to deny a first-half chance for QPR. The bad: He lost track of Massimo Luongo just long enough for the Australian to pull QPR back within a goal on the stroke of halftime, and he was part of a back four that was generally at sea over the second half. That culminated with a mistake from Ream’s center-back partner, Denis Odoi, which the American compounded by being out-of-position enough to allow Pawel Wszolek a free run on goal for the 81st-minute equalizer. Fulham did move up a place into third in the table on goal difference, but they could come to regret their two points dropped come season’s end.
Lynden Gooch (Sunderland)
Gooch didn’t feature for any of Sunderland’s teams this week, although a recent two-goal game for the U-23s against Newcastle on March 9 has pushed him into first-team manager Chris Coleman’s thoughts. The Black Cats remain at the bottom of the Championship table.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
For the third consecutive game, Lichaj missed out on the 18-man squad and Forest played out a 0-0 draw, this one against Sheffield United. Although he’s out of the club team at the moment, Lichaj was included in the USMNT squad and will be one of the veterans in the ranks for the match against Paraguay.
Antonee Robinson (Bolton, on loan from Everton)
Robinson was an 81st-minute substitute for Bolton, coming on to help seal a 1-0 win over Aston Villa. He was dispossessed twice in his short stint on the pitch. Still, it will go down as a good week for Robinson as his side earned three precious points while he earned a first-ever USMNT call up.
Gboly Ariyibi (Northampton Town, on loan from Nottingham Forest)
Ariyibi came on looking to make an impact with his side down 1-0 in the 59th minute against Rotherham.
Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United)
Holmes went 68 minutes for Scunthorpe in a 2-1 loss to Shrewsbury. He wasn’t involved in any of the game’s goals, but he nearly got himself on the scoresheet when he smashed a volley off the crossbar less than 15 minutes into the game. Winless in seven, Scunthorpe have fallen to fifth in League 1 and are 18 points off the pace of second-place Shrewsbury and automatic promotion.
John Anthony Brooks (Wolfsburg)
Wolfsburg lost again this week, this time 1-0 to Schalke, with Brooks absent. They remain in the same spot as they were a week ago, safe only on goal differential.
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Chandler was unexpectedly dropped from the Eintracht lineup, with one German report quoting manager Niko Kovac in saying he held Chandler back due to fatigue. He watched from the stands as his teammates smacked Mainz 3-0.
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen)
Johannsson was the third substitute for Bremen, coming on in the 90th minute with his side up 3-1 over Augsburg. He did little of note. The forward was called into the national team but will miss the camp due to injury.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
In his first game back from a lengthy injury spell, Johnson too was a late sub, entering with nine minutes to play, and his side was able to score while he was on the field to salvage a 3-3 draw against Hoffenheim. Johnson was not involved in the tally but did complete all eight of his passes attempted. It was just his 10th Bundesliga appearance of the season, but the veteran will hope to push that number further now that he’s back in the lineup.
Weston McKennie (Schalke)
McKennie did not make the 18-man roster for Schalke’s aforementioned win over Wolfsburg, but he was called up by Sarachan to USMNT camp. McKennie — and the next man on this list — represent the talented young future of American football, and his second call up is surely a step in the right direction as Saranchan helps build a new path.
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund)
Pulisic did not make the roster for Dortmund’s goalless Europa League draw with RB Salzburg, which eliminated them from the competition, but he did start and play 70 minutes on the weekend in a 1-0 Bundesliga win over Hannover. After a great performance last week, the right winger was far less effective this time, completing just two dribbles and winning three tackles on the day before being removed. He only passed at a 64 percent clip as well. Pulisic was not called up to the USMNT as Saranchan chose to evaluate other talent and give the starlet a rest. There’s no doubt that he is currently the centerpiece of the setup even though he won’t join the team this time around.
Caleb Stanko (SC Freiburg)
There was bad news for Stanko, who injured his meniscus this week. There’s no timetable on how long the midfielder will be out for, but it’s not a good situation. Stanko is almost surely out until the end of the season, and the injury could keep him out for the start of next year as well.
Bobby Wood (Hamburg)
Wood came on with his side down 2-1 to Hertha and couldn’t move the needle as that scoreline held. During his 25 minutes on the pitch, Wood did little of note besides record a single shot. Wood will be joining the USMNT squad for their matchup with Paraguay.
Terrence Boyd (Darmstadt)
Boyd started up top for Darmstadt and scored the team’s lone tally in a 1-1 draw with Nuernberg. The
McKinzie Gaines (Darmstadt)
Gaines was not part of the Darmstadt 18-man roster this week.
Jann George (Jahn Regensburg)
George started at right midfield for Regensburg, playing an hour before being removed for a sub in a 2-2 draw with Union Berlin. George was not involved in the single tally his team scored when he was on the pitch, but he did rack up four tackles and win a couple of aerials on the day.
Ken Gipson (Sandhausen)
Gipson suffered a broken leg in training over Sandhausen’s winter break during a collision with a teammate. He is not expected to play again this season.
Andrew Wooten (Sandhausen)
Wooten did not make the Sandhausen roster that fell 3-2 to Bochum.
Haji Wright (Sandhausen, on loan from Schalke)
Wright, however, made his 10th substitute appearance of the season (and 15th overall in the 2. Bundesliga), playing the final 20-plus minutes for Sandhausen, who were chasing a goal they wouldn’t be able to find. Wright did win three aerials on the day.
Julian Green (Greuther Fuerth, on loan from Stuttgart)
It’s been an up-and-down tale for Green lately. After providing a major boost in the center of the park to Greuther, Green was quiet this week at attacking midfield, starting and going 77 minutes before being subbed off in a 2-1 loss to Erzgebirge Aue. Green was not on the field when his side’s goal was scored and barely filled out the stat sheet. The lone positive was an 81 percent pass completion rate, which is solid if not amazing.
Jerome Kiesewetter (Fortuna Dusseldorf)
Kiesewetter was not in the Fortuna side for their 4-2 win over Arminia Bielefeld.
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt)
Morales entered Ingolstadt’s fixture with 30 minutes to play and his side up 2-1 over Dynamo Dresden. Though they would concede the equalizer on 80 minutes, a late two-goal flurry saw Ingolstadt run out 4-2 winners. Morales wasn’t involved in either goal and did little of note besides win three aerials, but his energy helped nonetheless. Ingolstadt are in sixth but sit seven points out of third place and the promotion playoff.
Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge, Jupiler League)
Brugge were inactive this week as Belgium’s regular season has completed. The table splits into two parts for the final stretch of the season. Brugge finished comfortably atop the table, 12 points ahead of Anderlecht, and they’ll start the last phase of the season with an advantage because of it.
Matt Miazga (Vitesse, on loan from Chelsea, Eredivisie)
Miazga shined in helping Vitesse keep a clean sheet, although the attack couldn’t get the job done in a scoreless draw with Heracles. The center back did a little of everything, including chipping into the attack with three shots, a 93 percent pass completion rate, and a key pass, but it was his defensive contributions that were most impressive. Miazga racked up a whopping 17 clearances and eight aerial wins, both of which were game highs. He’s been impressing and playing consistent Eredivisie minutes for Vitesse, and Miazga will hope his form translates over to the USMNT camp this week.
Shaquell Moore (Levante, La Liga)
Moore did not appear for Levante this week. He was included in the preliminary senior squad but did not make the 18-man group that beat Eibar 2-1. However, over the weekend, Moore received his first call into the USMNT’s senior side, and he’ll hope to earn a debut next week in North Carolina.
Andrija Novakovich (SC Telstar, on loan from Reading, Eerste Divisie)
The good news just keeps coming for Novakovich. The 20-year-old stayed hot this week, scoring Telstar’s only goal in a 1-1 draw with Go Ahead Eagles. With his team trailing early in the second half, the striker made a smart run off the shoulder of a defender and slid home a left-footed effort to draw Telstar level. Novakovich is the second-leading scorer in the Eerste Divisie and has made a huge impact as Telstar have put together an unexpected promotion chase, and his efforts have been noticed: Novakovich also earned his first USMNT call up.
Palmer-Brown’s regular season with Kortrijk has ended, and he’ll begin the Europa League playoff phase of the campaign in April. In the meantime, he’ll also join the USMNT for the first time.
Keaton Parks (Benfica, Primeira Liga)
Parks played twice for Benfica B this week. In the first of those two, he scored the side’s first and fourth goals in a 4-0 rout of Uniao da Madeira, heading in from a corner in the 15th minute and getting forward to round the keeper and slot home in the 90th (video of both can be seen here). He then went 85 minutes in a 2-1 loss to Gil Vicente over the weekend.
Desevio Payne (Excelsior Rotterdam, Eredivisie)
Payne is still recovering from an abdominal injury that kept him out for the end of 2017. He still hasn’t returned to the Excelsior side.
Kenny Saief (Anderlecht, on loan from Gent, Jupiler League)
Belgium’s league was on its break this week. Anderlecht finished the regular portion of the schedule in second place. Before he starts the championship push, though, Saief will join the USMNT for the Paraguay game.
Jordan Siebatcheu (Reims, Ligue 2)
Siebatcheu missed last week's game, and while there were rumors of injury, nothing had been confirmed. Still, little news has come out about the forward, and he was again absent this week as Reims beat Lens 3-1. With just eight games to go, Reims have an 11-point lead in Ligue 2 and are all but confirmed to be heading up as champions.
Maki Tall (Tours, Ligue 2)
On the other hand, Tall’s Tours side is dead last in Ligue 2, 10 points adrift and heading down. He was not involved this week in a 1-1 draw with Sochaux.
Juan Pablo Torres (Sporting Lokeren, Jupiler League)
Torres was also not involved in the action this week as Lokeren lost 2-0 to Zulte-Waregem. He was, however, called into the USMNT U-20 side for matches vs. France and Atletico Madrid.
Timothy Weah (PSG, Ligue 1)
Weah was not with the PSG senior side this week, and it is unclear whether or not he saw action for the reserves. Regardless, it was still a massive week for the up-and-comer, who earned his first ever USMNT call up.
Jonathan Klinsmann (Hertha Berlin, Bundesliga)
Klinsmann was again absent from Hertha this week, not appearing for any of their sides.
Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen, Bundesliga)
Sargent was also out of Bremen’s second and third sides this week, but he was named to the USMNT U-20 team, which will convene for a training camp in Spain and face the France U-20s twice and Atletico Madrid U-21s in a trio of friendlies.
Isaiah Young (Werder Bremen, Bundesliga)
Young was an early substitute, coming on with Bremen II down 2-0 in the 31st minute of an eventual 2-1 loss to Chemnitzer.
Brady Scott (FC Koln, Bundesliga)
Scott didn’t play for any of the Koln sides this week, but he did earn a nod in the USMNT U-20 squad.
Nick Taitague (Schalke, Bundesliga)
Taitague started and played 90 minutes for Schalke’s U-19s in a 3-1 win over Duisburg’s U-19s.
Timothy Tillman (Bayern Munich, Bundesliga)
Tillman played 70 minutes for Bayern II in a 3-1 loss to Nurnberg II.
Marlon Fossey (Fulham, Championship)
Fulham II was not in action this week.
Matthew Olosunde (Manchester United, Premier League)
Olosunde did not suit up for United’s PL 2 side this week.
Kyle Scott (Chelsea, Premier League)
Scott started and scored for Chelsea’s PL 2 side, netting the Blues’ only goal in an eventual 3-1 loss to Arsenal.
Mukwelle Akale (Villarreal, La Liga)
Akale started for Villarreal C in a 1-1 draw with Novelda CF.
Joshua Perez (Livorno Calcio, Lega Pro, on loan from Fiorentina)
Perez played the final 30 minutes for Livorno in a 3-1 loss to Pro Piacenza.