Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
A week after making a key mistake in an eventual 1-1 draw with West Ham, Cameron was an unused substitute as Stoke again drew by that same margin, this time at home against Burnley. With three games left in the Premier League season, Stoke are in 19th place, four points from safety.
Emerson Hyndman (Bournemouth)
Hyndman did not appear for Bournemouth’s senior side in a 2-0 loss to Manchester United, and it’s unclear whether or not he appeared for the reserves in a 2-0 win over AFC Wimbledon.
Danny Williams (Huddersfield)
Williams fractured his fibula in training in mid-March and will be out for the rest of the season.
DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)
Yedlin played a full 90 minutes at right back in Newcastle’s 1-0 defeat to Everton on Monday. A week after one of his stronger recent performances, Yedlin was off his game at Goodison Park, and he was largely responsible for the game’s only goal going against the Magpies. He had two chances to deal with Yannick Bolasie’s high cross but failed to clear on both occasions, with the ball eventually bouncing off him for Theo Walcott to finish in the 51st minute. He was also ineffective otherwise in the match, recording just two clearances and passing at a 56 percent clip. It was far from Yedlin’s best day, but it matters little in the table as Newcastle are safe in 10th place.
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. However, Zelalem recently confirmed via social media that he won’t play in any official matches until next season begins.
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Ipswich Town, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
Along with the rest of his Ipswich teammates, Carter-Vickers had an afternoon to forget Saturday as the Tractor Boys were hammered 4-0 by Aston Villa in front of their home fans. He was only the guilty party on one of Villa’s goals, but his very poor giveaway led directly to their third. Granted, Ipswich went a man down with just a one-goal deficit before halftime, but the defense was still pummeled in the match, getting outshot 21-3. Carter-Vickers wasn’t too bad other than his error, recording five clearances, but it was still a bad day at the office.
Luca de la Torre (Fulham)
De la Torre again did not appear in any of Fulham’s teams this week.
Tim Ream (Fulham)
Ream was in his usual spot in the center of Fulham’s defense, and his presence proved critical in a 3-0 win over Millwall. Late in the first half with the game still scoreless, Ream came up with a huge defensive play, charging back and sliding to block and clear a shot from his own goal line to keep the teams level. That was just one part of a tremendous individual display from the 30-year-old, who also recorded a game-high 11 clearances and completed 88 percent of his passes. The exemplary performance earned Ream a spot in the EFL’s official Team of the Week, but more
Lynden Gooch (Sunderland)
For the second weekend in a row, Gooch was held out of Sunderland’s 18-man squad, and Black Cats manager Chris Coleman told the club’s website this week that the forward is going to remain out of the team for the rest of the season due to a leg injury. Sunderland lost 2-1 to Burton and were officially relegated from the Championship. They’ll play League 1 football next season, although whether or not Gooch is involved is very unclear. Coleman told reporters this week that he hopes to tie down Gooch and keep him at the Stadium of Light as the Black Cats try to bounce back into the second tier, but there have also been links between the 23-year-old and a handful of Championship sides. Gooch’s status will be a story to watch this summer.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
In his first appearance since February 17, Lichaj went 90 minutes at right back as Forest fell 2-1 to Cardiff. He didn’t have too notable a return, making three clearances, one tackle, and one key pass, and he wasn’t responsible for either goal against (although he very nearly blocked the winner as he stood on the line and the ball whistled past him). Still, it’s certainly a positive to see him come back into the starting lineup after an extended stretch on the sidelines.
Gboly Ariyibi (Nottingham Forest)
Unlike the senior side, Forest’s U-23 squad had its way with Cardiff, dominating their Blue Birds counterparts 5-0. Ariyibi started as a winger and played the first 64 minutes, coming off with his side up 2-0.
Antonee Robinson (Bolton, on loan from Everton)
Like Carter-Vickers, Robinson was on the wrong end of a 4-0 home thrashing, although Bolton’s hefty defeat came against already promoted Wolves. The left back played 90 very uneven minutes, standing out in both good and bad ways. He recorded game-highs with six tackles and six interceptions, but that was largely because he was being targeted by a Wolves attack that was operating through winger Helder Costa, who spent his afternoon tormenting Robinson. The Portuguese beat Robinson and a host of others in setting up the third goal, and he beat Robinson again in the buildup to the penalty that led to the fourth. It was a tough day overall for the 20-year-old defender, and the matches will only get tougher as 21st-place Bolton scraps to hold onto its spot in the Championship.
Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United)
Holmes came off in the 90th minute as Scunthorpe won by a 1-0 margin for the second straight week, this time beating Walsall. The 23-year-old midfielder was an integral part of the Iron attack, getting forward well and often, although he wasn’t involved in the only goal of the game, which came in the 76th minute. Scunthorpe are in sixth place, three points ahead of seventh-place Plymouth (although with one more game played), and are hanging onto a playoff playoff by the skin of their teeth.
John Anthony Brooks (Wolfsburg)
For the first time since December 12, Brooks appeared for Wolfsburg, but he did so in a rather strange and disappointing manner. The center back started, picked up a nasty yellow card that could have been red on 13 minutes, and was then removed with just under half an hour played. The move by manager Bruno Labbadia was made to ensure his side kept 11 players on the field, but Brooks was visibly upset with the decision as he walked off. He did little else of note in what was not the way he had envisioned his return. Worse, Wolfsburg were hammered on the day 3-0 by Borussia Monchengladbach and now are only out of the relegation zone on goal differential.
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Chandler did not appear in the midweek, in which Frankfurt beat Schalke to advance to the DfB Pokal final, but he did play 90 minutes on the weekend in a 3-0 loss to Hertha Berlin. As the scoreline indicates, the left midfielder didn’t make too big of an impact, but he also wasn’t responsible for any goals scored against his side. Still, he did little to fill up the stat sheet, recording just one shot and passing at just a 69 percent clip.
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen)
Johannsson returned from a slight knock this week, playing the last 20 minutes for Werder in a 2-0 loss to Stuttgart. The forward couldn’t move the needle for his side during his limited time on the pitch, winning just two aerials and not compiling any other notable stats. Werder are almost surely safe, however, so the loss doesn’t hurt too bad.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Johnson remains sidelined for Gladbach, who beat Brooks’ Wolfsburg side.
Weston McKennie (Schalke)
After being an unused sub in their aforementioned DfB-Pokal semifinal loss to Eintracht, McKennie went 90 minutes for Schalke against Koln in a 2-2 draw. The central midfielder wasn’t at his best, but he did pass at an 84 percent clip and was not involved in any goal, positively or negatively. Still, the minutes are extremely valuable for the 19-year-old. Schalke are one win away from confirming Champions League football for next season.
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund)
Pulisic started in Dortmund’s 4-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen and played a big role in getting his side going. After he and Mario Gotze worked themselves out of a tight area, Pulisic exploded forward and played a nice ball to Jadon Sancho, who buried a shot from just inside the box to give Dortmund a 1-0 lead on 13 minutes. Later in the first half, Pulisic was slipped in behind the Leverkusen defense and won a penalty, but Marco Reus missed his spot kick. With his side up 3-0, Pulisic was removed in the 72nd minute, but it was a solid game nonetheless for the 19-year-old.
Caleb Stanko (SC Freiburg)
There’s no update on Stanko’s knee injury, but it did require surgery, so he will most likely be sitting for a good chunk, if not all, of the rest of the season.
Bobby Wood (Hamburg)
For the first time since March 17, Wood saw game action for Hamburg, playing the last 30-plus minutes in a 1-0 win over Freiburg. Just minutes before he entered, Hamburg had taken the lead, and just
Terrence Boyd (Darmstadt)
Boyd almost made a massive impact for Darmstadt this week, coming on with just 10 minutes to play and his side even with Sandhausen. He made his way onto a corner from in tight but could only direct his header straight off the post and out. It was a tough play in a tight area, but the goal was gaping had he hit the target, and he probably should have. The game remained deadlocked from there and ended 1-1.
McKinze Gaines (Darmstadt)
Gaines did not play in Darmstadt’s aforementioned draw.
Jann George (Jahn Regensburg)
George was another American this week who played provider with a very nice assist, doing so in a 3-1 win over St. Pauli. With his side already up one, George provided a peach of a cross for Sargis Adamyan, who couldn’t miss with his header from in tight. It was a solid piece of skill and an important tally to double the lead. Every point is massive for the fourth-place side, who are just two points away from third and a spot in the promotion playoffs. There are three games remaining in the season.
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 came onto the pitch two minutes after Boyd in their aforementioned draw, but he couldn’t help his side to a win either, doing little of note down the stretch. He did record a single shot on the day.
Haji Wright (Sandhausen, on loan from Schalke)
Wright was not in the 18-man roster for Sandhausen.
Julian Green (Greuther Fuerth, on loan from Stuttgart)
Green did not make the 18-man roster for Fuerth’s 1-1 draw with Bochum.
Jerome Kiesewetter (Fortuna Dusseldorf)
Kiesewetter also didn’t make his team’s bench as Dusseldorf beat Ingolstadt 3-0.
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt)
Morales also didn’t play for Ingolstadt, watching from the stands for their aforementioned loss.
Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge, Jupiler League)
Horvath was twice an unused substitute for Brugge, riding the bench in a 6-0 hammering of Sporting Charleroi and a 4-4 thriller with Standard Liege.
Matt Miazga (Vitesse, on loan from Chelsea, Eredivisie)
Miazga and his teammates had a rough day as Vitesse lost 4-3 to AZ Alkmaar. The center back wasn’t fully responsible for any of the goals his team conceded, but he was beaten in the buildup to AZ’s second and was caught slightly out of position on their third. Miazga had a decent day otherwise, recording three shots (two on target), winning five aerials and five clearances, and completing a team-high 54 of 61 passes attempted. However, with two games to play, Vitesse are narrowly holding onto the Eredivisie’s last Europa League playoff spot.
Shaquell Moore (Levante, La Liga)
Moore played for Levante’s reserves twice this week, lining up at right back in a 2-2 draw with Novelda and a 4-2 win over Borriol.
Andrija Novakovich (SC Telstar, on loan from Reading, Eerste Divisie)
Novakovich had a rare quiet week, going the full 90 minutes but struggling to make an impact as Telstar lost 1-0 to De Graafschaap. Despite the defeat, Telstar
Erik Palmer-Brown (KV Kortrijk, on loan from Manchester City, Jupiler League)
Palmer-Brown had an eventful week, starting and playing 90 minutes for Kortrijk in a 2-1 win over OH Leuven before coming off the bench as a 17th-minute substitute in a 3-0 loss to Zulte-Waregem. Highlights of the first match are proving elusive to locate, but in the second, Palmer-Brown actually performed decently well despite his side conceding three. The center back was caught under the ball on a header back across goal for Zulte-Waregem’s first, but he wasn’t nearly as culpable as some teammates, and he wasn’t responsible for either of the other two goals against. He also stood out a few times defensively, although he also had a few iffy moments. All in all, it was a mixed bag of a week for Kortrijk and Palmer-Brown — who turns 21 today — but it’ll all benefit the youngster in the long run.
Keaton Parks (Benfica, Primeira Liga)
Parks played 90 minutes for Benfica B in a 2-1 win over their rival reserves from Sporting. He reportedly had a quiet game and picked up a late yellow card.
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)
Anderlecht cooled off in a big way this week, losing 2-1 to both Standard Liege and Genk to fall all the way to fifth in the Belgian playoff table. Saief went 90 minutes and picked up a yellow card in each contest. He was a threat at times, but he wasn’t involved in either goal Anderlecht scored.
Jordan Siebatcheu (Reims, Ligue 2)
Siebatcheu started and went 90 minutes for Reims in a 1-0 win over Ajaccio. He was not on the scoresheet, but that mattered little this week as the win officially secured Reims the Ligue II title, meaning they will be promoted back to the top flight. Siebatcheu has had a very productive year so far, leading the team with 14 goals, and he should be on the front lines next year with the big boys in France.
Maki Tall (Tours, Ligue 2)
Tours, on the other hand, couldn’t be in worse shape, and their 3-2 loss to Gazelec Ajaccio confirmed they will be going down, most likely in last place. Tall did not make the squad for the contest.
Juan Pablo Torres (Sporting Lokeren, Jupiler League)
Torres also wasn’t in the 18-man roster twice this week as Lokeren won and drew and sit atop the Europa League playoff table.
Timothy Weah (PSG, Ligue 1)
Weah was twice an unused sub for PSG this week as they beat Caen 3-1 and Bordeaux 1-0 in the Coupe de France and Ligue 1, respectively.
Jonathan Klinsmann (Hertha Berlin, Bundesliga)
Klinsmann was not involved for any of Hertha’s teams this week.
Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen, Bundesliga)
Sargent also didn’t appear for any of Bremen’s teams this week.
Isaiah Young (Werder Bremen, Bundesliga)
Young was an unused substitute in Bremen II’s 4-2 loss to Carl Zeiss Jena.
Brady Scott (FC Koln, Bundesliga)
Scott did not appear for any of Koln’s sides.
Nick Taitague (Schalke, Bundesliga)
Taitague again started for Schalke’s U-19s in a 2-0 victory over Monchengladbach.
Timothy Tillman (Bayern Munich, Bundesliga)
Tillman had a nice week for Bayern II, who won both of their contests. He went 50 minutes in a 2-1 win over 1860 Rosenheim before scoring in a 4-2 win over Schalding-Heining.
Marlon Fossey (Fulham, Championship)
After seeing red last week, Fossey sat for Fulham’s PL 2 side in their final game of the season. He did, however, sign a new contract with Fulham that runs through 2020, so the club clearly has a plan for the 19-year-old Los Angeles native.
Matthew Olosunde (Manchester United, Premier League)
Olosunde also didn’t play in United’s final PL 2 game this week.
Kyle Scott (Chelsea, Premier League)
Scott also didn’t appear for the PL 2 side.
Mukwelle Akale (Villarreal, La Liga)
Akale started for Villarreal C against Elche B.
Joshua Perez (Livorno Calcio, Lega Pro, on loan from Fiorentina)
Perez was an unused substitute in Livorno’s 3-2 win over Arzachena.