Tim Ream (Fulham)
Fulham kept a third straight clean sheet following their relegation, beating fellow stragglers Cardiff 1-0. Ream went 90 minutes for the Cottagers, and though he was caught out a few times defensively, he was mostly solid in helping Fulham get the job done. He didn’t do much statistically in defense, but Ream did complete an excellent 83 of 85 passes with Fulham holding 73 percent possession. It’s nice to see the improvement, but even after the consecutive shutouts, the Cottagers are doomed to the Championship.
Danny Williams (Huddersfield)
Williams again did not make the 18-man squad as Huddersfield were smashed 5-0 by Liverpool. They too are on their way to the second tier, and comments from new manager Jan Siewert this week indicate that the midfielder could well be on his way out with his contract set to expire in the summer.
DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)
Once more, Yedlin was an unused sub for Newcastle, who tied Brighton 1-1.
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Swansea City, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
Carter-Vickers played 90 minutes in a 2-2 draw with Hull. The center back was partially culpable on the Tigers’ first, reacting slowly twice in the buildup, and he also picked up a yellow card. He also passed the ball extremely well, connecting on 84 of 89 attempts with one key pass, and he collected four aerial wins and two clearances. It was an up and down performance, which mirrors Swansea’s season as the Welsh side sits in 11th place with two games left.
Matt Miazga (Reading, on loan from Chelsea)
Miazga also went the distance for Reading, but the Royals were on the wrong end of a 2-1 defeat to Middlesbrough. The defender, like Carter-Vickers, passed well (86 percent) and was partially responsible on the first goal his team conceded, but Miazga also tallied up seven clearances, a few very good ones. Despite the defeat, Reading have secured another season of Championship football despite the serious scare they’ve endured this season.
Antonee Robinson (Wigan Athletic, on loan from Everton)
Likewise, Robinson went the distance for Wigan, but he played a more central role as the Latics drew Birmingham 1-1. The left back charged forward on the stroke of halftime and beat a few Blues players before squaring to Nick Powell, whose shot took a massive deflection for an equalizing goal. It’s Robinson’s first league assist of the season, and he contributed two more key passes in addition to two tackles for Wigan, who are on a four-game unbeaten run that’s taken them to safety.
Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig)
Adams remained sidelined with an adductor injury as Leipzig beat Hamburg to advance to the DfB-Pokal Final and Freiburg to clinch Champions League football next season.
John Anthony Brooks (Wolfsburg)
Brooks was absent from Wolfsburg’s 4-1 win over Hoffenheim, missing out due to a slight knock. The Wolves are two points back of a Europa League spot with three games to go.
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Chandler wasn’t in the Eintracht 18-man squad that drew 0-0 with Hertha Berlin.
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen)
Johannsson missed out on both of Bremen’s matchday squads this week. They lost 3-2 to Bayern in the cup semifinals before falling 4-1 to Fortuna Dusseldorf in the league.
Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen)
Sargent was an unused sub against Dusseldorf after missing out against Bayern.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Likewise, Johnson started and stayed on the bench as Gladbach lost 1-0 to Stuttgart.
Weston McKennie (Schalke)
McKennie lasted 77 minutes in Schalke’s biggest result of the season, a 4-2 win over fierce rivals Borussia Dortmund. He wasn’t positively or negatively involved in any of the four goals that were scored with him on the pitch –– he left the field up 3-1 –– but McKennie did pick up a yellow card on 72 minutes that likely played a role in his withdrawal. The central midfielder didn’t do much to light up the stat sheet, either, but the win was a massive one which pretty much confirms Schalke’s spot in the league next year while keeping Dortmund from moving into first.
Wright did not appear for Schalke’s U-23 side this week.
Alfredo Morales (Fortuna Dusseldorf)
Morales was an unused sub this week for Fortuna.
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund, on loan from Chelsea)
As McKennie exited the Revierderby on 77 minutes, Pulisic subbed on just seconds later, and though his side was able to pull one back to 3-2 with him on the pitch, Dortmund ultimately fell by the aforementioned 4-2 scoreline. The winger did little of note in limited minutes with his side down two men thanks to a pair of identical horror tackles in a five-minute span in the second half. Pulisic has one last shot to beat the record for youngest player to 50 Bundesliga wins this weekend, though that very soon could be topped by his teammate Jadon Sancho.
Timothy Tillman (FC Nurnberg, on loan from Bayern Munich)
With Nurnberg up 1-0 against his parent club, Tillman subbed on with 18 minutes to play, but Bayern would equalize three minutes later in an eventual 1-1 draw. Tillman did little of note with the Bavarians controlling the play. In truth, for having come on just moments earlier, Tillman was horribly lazy tracking back on the Bayern equalizer, and with a little more effort, he could have gotten in the way of Kingsley Coman, who delivered a tantalizing cross that was turned home. Though Tillman was marked up on a man further up the pitch, it’s hard to understand the fresh-legged sub not getting back with his side holding a 1-0 lead against the best team in the league. The draw keeps Nurnberg five points buried in the relegation zone, too. It’s not a good look for Tillman, to say the least.
Bobby Wood (Hannover, on loan from Hamburg)
Wood again missed the Hannover roster, though no new news came out about a potential injury. His teammates won 1-0 to give them just a glimmer of hope down the stretch.
Julian Green (Greuther Fuerth)
Green went the distance for Greuther, who despite scoring early fell 2-1 to Magdeburg. The left midfielder recorded two shots, four tackles and was again on corner duty, taking three of his team’s six. He was not involved in any of the three tallies.
Jordan Siebatcheu (Rennes)
Siebatcheu is still out from the injury he suffered on February 10. No new news about the issue has come out, meaning it could still be some time before he sees the pitch. Without him, Rennes had one of their best weeks in recent memory when they beat PSG in the Coupe de France final.
Andrija Novakovich (Fortuna Sittard, on loan from Reading)
After picking up a thigh injury last week, Novakovich was absent from the Sittard lineup. There’s no new info about the knock, but with just two games left in Sittard’s season, it’s likely he won’t return to action until next year. It was also reported this week that Reading are looking to keep the forward in house next season.
Erik Palmer-Brown (NAC Breda, on loan from Manchester City)
After a bad game last Sunday that led to Palmer-Brown being yanked at halftime, the center back was not in the squad this week for Breda. Their 4-0 loss to Feyenoord hasn’t confirmed relegation, but only two wins and help elsewhere in the final two matches would see them even qualify for a playoff.
Timothy Weah (Celtic, on loan from PSG)
Weah was not in the Celtic squad this week as the Bhoys moved to within a single point of the title with three games to go. In other news, it was reported this week that the youngster would rather try his hand this summer at the U-20 World Cup than with the senior side at the Gold Cup.
Emerson Hyndman (Bournemouth, English Premier League)
Hyndman made a rare appearance for Bournemouth this week, coming on in the 53rd minute of the Cherries’ 3-3 draw with Southampton. He worked hard during his shift, finishing with an impressive six tackles, but he was also a little nervous on the ball in certain moments and gave it away a few times. Regardless of performance, it’s a big moment for the 23-year-old as he makes his first appearance of the campaign. He’ll hope for more over the final two games.
Scott remains out of the Chelsea setup.
Geoff Cameron (Queens Park Rangers, on loan from Stoke City)
Cameron went the distance and put in an impressive performance, but QPR fell to a 1-0 home defeat against Nottingham Forest.
Eric Lichaj (Hull City, Championship)
Lichaj played 90 minutes at left wingback for Hull in a 2-2 draw against Swansea.
Duane Holmes (Derby County, Championship)
The quad injury that cost Holmes Derby’s last two games also kept him out of their 2-0 win over Bristol City this week. It was a massive win as Derby slid into sixth place and will advance to the playoffs with wins in their last two games.
Lynden Gooch (Sunderland, League 1)
Gooch was an unused substitute in Sunderland’s 1-1 draw with Portsmouth.
Gboly Ariyibi (Motherwell, Scottish Premiership, on loan from Nottingham Forest)
Ariyibi had an eventful game as Motherwell beat Dundee FC 4-3. The winger conceded an early penalty that Dundee converted for the opener, but he got his revenge, assisting on their first with a cutback that was deflected and adding a well-taken goal into the bottom corner in the 50th minute to put Motherwell ahead 3-2. Video of the thrilling contest can be seen here; Ariyibi’s goal begins at the 2:10 mark.
Jann George (Jahn Regensburg, 2. Bundesliga)
George played all 90 minutes for Regensburg as they lost 4-3 to St. Pauli.
Ken Gipson (Sandhausen, 2. Bundesliga)
Gipson again did not play for Sandhausen.
Andrew Wooten (Sandhausen, 2. Bundesliga)
After netting twice last week, Wooten slowed up just a touch this time around, scoring only one in a 3-2 win over Holstein Kiel. It was a pair of errors from the opposing side, first a misguided header and then a poor clearance, that led to the chance somehow breaking for Wooten, and he made no mistake, firing home low and hard to give his side a 2-1 lead at that point. Now sitting on 15 goals in the 2. Bundesliga, Wooten ranks fifth on the league’s scoring table.
Joe Gyau (Duisburg, 2. Bundesliga)
For the second straight week, Gyau was subbed on with 30 minutes to play, and again his side got a goal leading to points. He wasn’t involved in the tally, however. With four games to go, Duisburg need a run of form to avoid the drop.
Kevin Lankford (St. Pauli, 2. Bundesliga)
Lankford was again an unused sub for St. Pauli.
Khiry Shelton (Paderborn, 2. Bundesliga)
Shelton did not make the Paderborn roster this week.
Shaq Moore (Levante, La Liga)
Atletico Levante’s match this week was cancelled, and thus Moore did not feature for his club.
Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge, Jupiler League)
Horvath kept his second straight clean sheet for Brugge, though again highlights of their 1-0 win over Anderlecht are providing difficult to dig up. With four games to play, Brugge are in second, but time is running out for them to make up a six-point gap on Genk.
Brendan Hines-Ike (Kortrijk, Jupiler League)
Hines-Ike didn’t feature for Kortrijk this week. Kortrijk are leading their Europa League playoff group, and finishing first would qualify them to the final playoff round and a shot at next year’s competition.
Desevio Payne (Excelsior Rotterdam, Eredivisie)
Payne did not make the Excelsior squad this week.
Romain Gall (Malmo, Allsvenskan)
Gall didn’t appear in a 4-0 midweek win and subbed on for the final eight minutes of a 1-1 draw with Norrkoping. Malmo are in second in the early stages of the Swedish season.
Ian Harkes (Dundee United, Scottish Championship)
Harkes played an hour, during which Dundee scored both goals, in a 2-0 win over Falkirk. Dundee, who sit second in their division, have just one regular-season game left before entering the promotion playoff in the semifinal round.
Another light week of youth news was highlighted by a big contribution on the international scene. Konrad de la Fuente provided a beautiful assist for Barcelona’s U-19s side in their UEFA Youth League semifinal clash with Chelsea. De la Fuente cut his defender to shreds with a lightning move to the byline before picking out Anssumane Fati with a hard, low cross which he turned in from short range. The winger has emerged this year as a threat down the youth team’s flank, and though he has lacked consistency, he has shown bursts of brilliance and is undoubtedly proving himself as one to keep an eye on. Elsewhere, Emmanuel Sabbi started in the Danish Superliga for Hobro in a 1-1 draw with Aalborg, as did Jonathan Amon for Nordsjaelland, and he scored an impressive goal in their 2-1 loss to Midtjylland. Finally, some news from CONEMBOL this week, where Matko Miljevic started for a struggling Argentinos Juniors side in the Argentine Primera División. Miljevic, 17, has represented both Argentina and the USA at international youth levels, but he has more recently appeared for the South American country, so odds aren’t great at the moment. He continues to open eyes down south, though.
Jonathan Amon (FC Nordsjaelland, Danish Superliga)
Brandon Austin (Tottenham, Premier League)
Folarin Balogun (Arsenal, Premier League)
Luca de la Torre (Fulham, Premier League)
Marlon Fossey (Fulham, Premier League)
Matthew Olosunde (Manchester United, Premier League)
Owen Otasowie (Wolverhampton Wanderers, Premier League)
Matteo Ritaccio (Liverpool, Premier League)
Peter Stroud (West Ham United, Premier League)
Indiana Vassilev (Aston Villa, Championship)
Charlie Kelman (Southend United, League 1)
Maxi Dietz (Freiburg, Bundesliga)
Alex Mendez (Freiburg, Bundesliga)
Michael Edwards (Wolfsburg, Bundesliga)
Chris Gloster (Hannover, Bundesliga)
Sebastian Soto (Hannover, Bundesliga)
Zyen Jones (Schalke, Bundesliga)
Nick Taitague (Schalke, Bundesliga)
Haji Wright (Schalke, Bundesliga)
Mason Judge (Eintracht Frankfurt, Bundesliga)
Jonathan Klinsmann (Hertha Berlin, Bundesliga)
Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund, Bundesliga)
Chris Richards (Bayern Munich, Bundesliga)
Pablo Soares (Borussia Monchengladbach, Bundesliga)
Isaiah Young (Werder Bremen, Bundesliga)
Lennard Maloney (Union Berlin, 2. Bundesliga)
Brady Scott (FC Koln, 2. Bundesliga)
Blaine Ferri (Greuther Fuerth, 2. Bundesliga)
Mukwelle Akale (Villarreal, La Liga)
Andre Costa (Rayo Vallecano, La Liga)
Konrad de la Fuente (Barcelona, La Liga)
Kosuke Ide (Leganes, La Liga)
Jack Imperato (Villarreal, La Liga)
Rayshaun McGann (Getafe, La Liga)
Cade Hagan (Sporting Gijon, Segunda Division)
Akil Watts (Mallorca, Segunda Division)
Gennaro Nigro (Roma, Serie A)
Sergino Dest (Ajax, Eredivisie)
Jamie Dunning (Feyenoord, Eredivisie)
Richie Ledezma (PSV, Eredivisie)
Stuart Ritchie (Groningen, Eredivisie)
Rickson van Hees (NEC Nijmegen, Eerste Divisie)
CJ Dos Santos (Benfica, Primeira Liga)
Eryk Williamson (Santa Clara, Primeira Liga, on loan from Portland Timbers)
Cameron Harper (Celtic, Scottish Premiership)
Ben Lederman (Gent, Jupiler League)
Christian Cappis (Hobro, Danish Superliga)
Emmanuel Sabbi (Hobro, Danish Superliga)