Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
Stoke’s first choice right-back played an average 87 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Sunderland. The Potters’ season is all but over, as they have little left to play for, but Cameron will want to stay in the club’s good graces by playing the season out solidly.
Brad Guzan (Aston Villa)
Disaster struck Guzan early in Villa’s game against Manchester City when his failed clearance landed to Sergio Aguero, who finished off one of the mistakes of the year in the third minute. It didn’t get much better, as Guzan was beaten from an Aleksandar Kolarov free-kick and then conceded from short
Tim Howard (Everton)
Speaking of Everton, Howard was as good as he needed to be, recording four saves and showing good conviction in the box in a big 3-0 win over Manchester United. It was Everton’s best game of the season, and Howard put in a solid effort for the Toffees against a better side.
DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur)
Yedlin sat on the Spurs’ substitute bench in a 2-2 draw with Southampton, and he did not play for the U-21s, who are on a 10 day break.
Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal)
The youngster featured for Arsenal’s U-21s, playing 90 minutes in a 3-1 loss to Aston Villa. He has been playing mostly for the U-18s, so it’s good to see him get the bump up to the older squad.
Regular national teamers not in the Premier League
Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes)
Bedoya made the play of the game this weekend, heading home a corner in the 88th minute to rescue a point for Nantes against Toulouse. It’s the second goal in four games for the winger, who is having a small end of season resurgence.
Playing center back against Bayern Munich is never an easy task, but Brooks’ back line was able to hold the giants to just one goal, though they did lose. He recorded a whoscored.com rating of 7.3, which is much better than most have faired this year against the German champions.
Timothy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Another American back played against a solid German team, but Chandler did not fare as well in his side’s 2-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund. He didn’t play poorly, but did little worth mentioning, and even though Frankfurt had over 60 percent possession, they couldn’t do anything with it.
Julian Green (Hamburg, on loan from Bayern Munich)
It’s been ages since Green has seen first team action for Hamburg, and we expect little to change. Hopefully, he can sharpen up in the offseason and have a successful loan spell elsewhere next year.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
In a huge Bundesliga contest, Johnson was the best player on the field, winning man of the match on whoscored.com with an 8.6 rating and creating the only goal of Monchengladbach’s 1-0 win over Wolfsburg. With time running out, Johnson volleyed a cross from the left side over a defender and into the path of Max Kruse, who finished calmly for the winner. Prior to that, Johnson had also hit the bar with a shot and created multiple good opportunities for teammates.
Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar)
With Alkmaar fighting for third place and a Europa League spot in the Eredivisie, Johannsson played a key role in a 2-0 win over Twente, scoring from close range in the 35th minute for AZ’s insurance goal. He didn’t have much else to do in his 73 minutes on the pitch, but he finished the only chance he had, which makes it a successful day for the Icelandic-American striker.
Others on the USMNT fringes (or other notables)
Emerson Hyndman (Fulham)
Though he has recovered from the broken collarbone that sidelined him for two months, Hyndman again did not play for Fulham this week.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
Lichaj played poorly, and picked up an injury in the 62nd minute causing him to be subbed out of Forest’s 2-1 loss to Ipswich. We don’t know to what degree the injury is but with just one game remaining in the season its a safe bet he won't be playing.
Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers)
The cards were stacked against Ream and Bolton on Monday against Bournemouth. His side played a 3-5-2, with Ream in the center of defense, the man to his right was sent off, and Bournemouth essentially secured promotion with a 3-0 win. There was little Ream could do to spoil the party.
Danny Williams (Reading)
Reading lost twice this week, with Williams sitting out the first and playing 90 minutes in the second, a 2-0 home defeat to Brentford. Williams had two shots and two tackles in the match, but his 19th-placed side couldn’t slow down the attack of seventh-placed Brentford.
Terrence Boyd (RB Leipzig)
Boyd suffered an ACL tear in a game against Ingolstadt in December which will likely keep him out for the rest of the season.
Bobby Wood (Erzegebirge Aue)
Wood’s Erzegebirge club sit last in the 2. Bundesliga, but it certainly isn’t Wood’s fault, as he scored in his second game back from injury, a 4-2 loss from Braunschweig. More importantly, though, was how he scored the goal; after picking the ball up around the halfway line, Wood made three defenders miss as he ran to the edge of the 18-yard box and fired a cracker of a shot home. It’s been a tough season for Wood, but he impressed this week.
Rubio Rubin (FC Utrecht)
Rubin played 83 minutes in his side’s 2-0 win and was on the field for both goals. He had a pair of shots, but did little else of note.
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt)
As his side come closer to promotion, Morales continues to be an important piece, playing 90 minutes in Ingolstadt’s 2-2 draw with Union Berlin. With four games left, Ingolstadt have a five-point lead at the top of the table, so Morales could very well see the top tier next season.
Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart)
Kiesewetter played for Stuttgart’s reserve side in a 3-1 loss this week, coming on for an injured teammate.