Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
Stoke finished the season in 19th place in the Premier League and were relegated to the Championship. Cameron played in 20 games, starting 17, and did not record a goal or an assist. He was not included in Dave Sarachan’s USMNT squad that beat Bolivia 3-0 on Monday. There are still whispers of a potential move this summer for the soon-to-be 33-year-old, with a few links connecting him to a handful of MLS clubs,
Emerson Hyndman (Bournemouth)
Bournemouth finished the season in 12th place in the Premier League. Hyndman played in one Premier League game and two cup contests for Bournemouth this season, starting the last game of the league campaign and one FA Cup match. Hyndman did not make the USMNT squad this week.
Danny Williams (Huddersfield)
Huddersfield finished the season in 16th place in the Premier League. Williams played in 20 league games before a broken leg ended his season, starting 11, and he did not score a goal or tally an assist, although he did score in the FA Cup. He did not make the USMNT squad this week.
DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)
Newcastle finished the season in 10th place in the Premier League. Yedlin was a mainstay in Rafa Benitez’s side this season, starting 31 league games (coming on as a sub in three others) and recording a pair of assists and helping Newcastle allow 47 goals, seventh-fewest in the league. The right back was not in Sarachan’s USMNT squad against Bolivia, but he was called into the team during Tuesday’s roster reconfiguration and will be the most-capped player amongst the 25-man group that travels to Europe to face Ireland this Saturday and France a week later.
Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal)
Arsenal finished the season in sixth place in the Premier League. Zelalem did not feature as he spent the year recovering from a torn ACL suffered at the U-20 World Cup last May. 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)
Ipswich Town finished the season in 12th place in the Championship. Carter-Vickers played in 34 Championship games this season — 17 during his first-half loan to Sheffield United and 17 at Ipswich — and tallied a goal and two assists, all with Sheffield. The center back was an unused substitute during the USMNT’s win over Bolivia and will remain with the side as it heads to Europe, where he’s likely to see some action over the next two games.
Luca de la Torre (Fulham)
De la Torre — who made five substitute appearances for Fulham’s senior side this season — unsurprisingly did not appear in the Cottagers’ squad for their Championship Playoff Final match against Aston Villa. He was, however, a surprising inclusion in Sarachan’s changed squad and will have a chance to earn his first cap against either Ireland or France.
Tim Ream (Fulham)
As he did all season, Ream played 90 sterling minutes at center back for one final time Saturday, helping Fulham to a 1-0 win over Villa that secures a spot in next year’s Premier League. Once again, Ream was outstanding against the Villans, tallying a game-high 10 clearances, winning all five aerials he contested, and helping Fulham remain tidy at the back even after his central defensive partner, Denis Odoi, saw a second yellow card in the 70th minute. He also passed at 91 percent and played a part in the only goal of the game with a hard pass to Ryan Sessegnon that broke the Aston Villa defensive line, allowing Sessegnon to play in Tom Cairney in the 23rd minute. It was a deserved finish to a brilliant season for Ream, who started 47 of Fulham’s 49 league and playoff games this year. The 30-year-old figures to be a stalwart again next season as Fulham returns to the Premier League after four seasons in the Championship.
Lynden Gooch (Sunderland)
Sunderland finished the season at the bottom of the Championship table and will spend next year in League 1. Gooch played in 24 Championship games — 12 as a starter, 12 as a substitute — and recorded one goal and three assists. The 22-year-old — who will reportedly stay at Sunderland next season despite interest from a handful of Championship sides — made his first USMNT appearance since 2016 on Monday, coming on in the 73rd minute with all three goals already scored. However, he didn’t make much of an impact on the contest, and he wasn’t included in the squad that will head to Europe this week.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
Nottingham Forest finished the season in 17th place in the Championship. Lichaj made 23 league appearances (22 starts) and scored one goal (in addition to the two he notched in a memorable FA Cup win over Arsenal). Lichaj played the first 73 minutes at right back and wore the captain’s armband against Bolivia. He wasn’t troubled defensively and had a relatively quiet attacking performance, but the 29-year-old — who was recently linked with a possible summer move to a number of Championship clubs, including Hull City and Bristol City — did no damage to his chances of featuring again for the U.S. He will remain with the team as it heads to Europe.
Gboly Ariyibi (Nottingham Forest)
Nottingham Forest finished the season in 17th place in the Championship. Ariyibi didn’t feature for the side, instead spending the campaign on two loans in League 1 — scoring just three times in 34 League 1 games with MK Dons and Northampton Town — and there might be more of those in his future as Forest boss Aitor Karanka said recently that another loan could be a boon for Ariyibi.
Antonee Robinson (Bolton, on loan from Everton)
Bolton finished the season in 21st place in the Championship, surviving the drop thanks to two goals in the final 10 minutes of their season finale. Robinson had a breakout loan spell, playing 30 games (starting 26) and tallying four assists from his left-back position. The 20-year-old made his maiden appearance for the USMNT against Bolivia and starred, playing 90 minutes and providing a delicious assist with a fantastic low cross to Tim Weah on the third goal. Perhaps the best player in a U.S. shirt Monday, Robinson was composed defensively and charged forward into the attack on a regular basis, putting a few good balls into the box other than the one that ended up in the net. He’ll remain with the national squad this week, but whether or not he makes an appearance against Ireland or France, the left back looks like a player who will almost certainly garner more looks moving forward.
Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United)
Scunthorpe finished the season in fifth place in League 1 and lost to Rotherham in a two-legged promotion playoff tie. Holmes finished an excellent breakout campaign with seven goals and four assists in 45 league games, and he looks likely to stay with Scunthorpe after his contract option was exercised by the club following the conclusion of its season.
John Anthony Brooks (Wolfsburg)
Wolfsburg finished the season in 16th place in the Bundesliga and retained their top-flight place with a 4-1 aggregate playoff victory over Holstein Kiel. Brooks suffered through an injury-raved campaign, making just nine league appearances, and he was not included in the USMNT squads this week. The 25-year-old center back will hope he’s able to put his injury woes behind him and play consistently next year for Wolfsburg.
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Eintracht Frankfurt finished the season in seventh place in the Bundesliga but will play in next year’s Europa League after winning the DfB-Pokal final. Chandler had perhaps his best professional season yet in 2017-18, bagging two goals and four assists in 24 Bundesliga games (22 starts) while displaying his versatility by playing well up and down both wings. His late-season injury concerns kept him out of contention for the USMNT squad.
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen)
Werder Bremen finished the season in 11th place in the Bundesliga. Johannson made just 10 Bundesliga appearances, with eight coming a substitute role, but most of those came over the final month of the season as he worked his way back into the squad following injury. The striker scored twice in all competitions. Like Chandler, Johannsson’s injury problems kept him out of Sarachan’s USMNT picture this time around.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Monchengladbach finished the season in ninth place in the Bundesliga. Johnson had a disappointing campaign, making just 10 appearances, five off the bench. That resulted in just a single goal and zero assists. Johnson, who was not named in Sarachan’s USMNT squads, could exit from Gladbach this summer despite signing a new contract not too long ago.
Weston McKennie (Schalke)
Schalke finished the season in an impressive second place in the Bundesliga. McKennie had a breakout campaign, making 25 appearances for Schalke, with more than half being starts. The 19-year-old then started and played 90 excellent minutes against Bolivia, earning praise and a few shouts for man-of-the-match honors. Playing in a shielding role in front of the back line, McKennie’s impact going forward was limited, but time and time again he was in the way to disrupt Bolivian attacks before they could reach the USMNT penalty area, making a number of
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund)
Dortmund finished the season in fourth place in the Bundesliga. Pulisic hit a bit of a sophmore slump despite starting 27 league games. He scored just four goals and provided five assists. Pulisic started and played 89 minutes before being subbed off against Bolivia, but he didn’t have the usual spark he often brings to the USMNT, instead fading in and out of the game as others around him shined. He won’t make the trip back to Europe this week, which means the 19-year-old will get to take a much-needed rest instead at the end of a taxing campaign.
Caleb Stanko (SC Freiburg)
Freiburg finished the season in 15th place in the Bundesliga, just three points above the relegation playoff. Stanko was not a big part of the team, making two starts for the side. He did not produce a single line on the scoresheet. He did not feature in the USMNT’s squads this week.
Bobby Wood (Hamburg)
Hamburg finished the season in 17th place in the Bundesliga and were relegated. Wood struggled massively up top, scoring just twice in 18 starts and six substitute appearances. He did not play for the USMNT against Bolivia, but the 25-year-old was added to the roster for the games against Ireland and France.
Terrence Boyd (Darmstadt)
Darmstadt finished the season in 10th place in the 2. Bundesliga. Boyd made 24 appearances, 15 coming off the bench, and netted four times. He did not make the USMNT squad.
McKinze Gaines (Darmstadt)
Gaines did much less for Darmstadt, making just one start all year and two total appearances. However, the 20-year-old still has plenty of time to grow. He did not make the USMNT squad.
Jann George (Jahn Regensburg)
Regensburg finished the season in fifth place in the 2. Bundesliga. George made 29 appearances for the side and had a solid season, with his seven goals good enough for second place on the team. The forward also tacked on two assists. However, he did not make the USMNT squad.
Ken Gipson (Sandhausen)
Sandhausen finished the season in 11th place in the 2. Bundesliga. Gipson made three appearances but could have had a few more if not for a broken leg that caused him to miss the second half of the season.
Andrew Wooten (Sandhausen)
Wooten didn’t fare much better for Sandhausen, making six substitute appearances in the 2. Bundesliga after an injury-ravaged campaign. He scored once along the way. He did not make the USMNT squad.
Haji Wright (Sandhausen, on loan from Schalke)
Wright did the best of the Sandhausen trio, starting five and appearing in 15 total games. He will be headed back to Schalke in the offseason, but another loan spell could be in store. He did not make the USMNT squad.
Julian Green (Greuther Fuerth, on loan from Stuttgart)
Greuther finished the season in 15th place in the 2. Bundesliga. Green played 24 times and scored three goals while tallying a single assist. Similar to Wright, Green will return to his parent club in the offseason, but he doesn’t quite appear ready to make the jump to the top flight. Nonetheless, Green was included in the USMNT squad and came on as a 61st-minute substitute against Bolivia, although he wasn’t able to make too much of an impact in his half-hour showing. He’ll remain with the team for its next two fixtures, though.
Jerome Kiesewetter (Fortuna Dusseldorf)
Fortuna finished the season as Champions of the 2. Bundesliga. Kiesewetter wasn’t a huge part of the side, however, making just three appearances. He was released at the end of the season and will spend the summer looking for a new club. The 25-year-old did not make the USMNT squad.
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt -> Fortuna Dusseldorf)
Ingolstadt finished the season in ninth place in the 2. Bundesliga. Morales made 27 appearances and scored four goals for the side. All that matters little now, however, because he was purchased by Fortuna Dusseldorf and will be headed to the Bundesliga. A big upgrade, and test, is in store for the 28-year old, who did not feature in the USMNT squad this week.
Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge, Jupiler League)
Brugge finished atop the Jupiler League table and took home the title. Horvath had an up-and-down campaign but finished with 19 appearances and five clean sheets between European and league play. He was with the USMNT ahead of its contest against Bolivia but did not make the matchday squad, and he wasn’t included in the revamped side either.
Matt Miazga (Vitesse, on loan from Chelsea, Eredivisie)
Vitesse finished their season in sixth place in the Eredivisie but will play in the Europa League next year after beating Utrecht in a two-legged playoff. Miazga ended his loan year having made 42 appearances for Vitesse, six in the Europa League and 36 in the Eredivise, in which he scored four goals. He was an unused substitute for the USMNT against Bolivia but will almost certainly play against Ireland and/or France as he stays with Sarachan’s squad.
Shaquell Moore (Levante, La Liga)
Moore played 120 minutes and scored in the penalty shootout, but Atletico Levante lost their promotion playoff second-leg match against Calahorra. The right back played seven times for Levante’s senior side this season, starting five La Liga games, coming on once as a sub, and starting once in the Copa del Rey. The 21-year-old will join the USMNT this week and will hope to earn his first senior cap against Ireland or France.
Andrija Novakovich (SC Telstar, on loan from Reading, Eerste Divisie)
Telstar finished the season in sixth place in the second division and lost in a two-legged promotion playoff tie against De Graafschap. Novakovich had a tremendous first full professional season, scoring 19 goals in 35 league appearances, which was good enough for second on the league scoring charts. He was a 61st-minute substitute against Bolivia and had a few nice moments, showing his intelligence with a couple of smart runs and his strength with some bits of physicality against the Bolivian defense. He’s another player who will remain with the team in Europe this week and should get some additional minutes.
Erik Palmer-Brown (KV Kortrijk, on loan from Manchester City, Jupiler League)
Kortrijk finished second in their half of the Europa League playoff table but missed the cut for the end-of-season playoff. Palmer-Brown made eight appearances for Kortrijk, starting five times. The center back was also in the starting XI for Sarachan’s USMNT and played 90 minutes in his first national team appearance. He was rarely troubled in the game but nonetheless helped the Americans keep a clean sheet, which will be a confidence boost for all who did so. He, too, will remain with the group this week.
Keaton Parks (Benfica, Primeira Liga)
Benfica finished the season in second in the Primeira Liga. After appearing four times for the senior team this season, the 20-year-old Parks will try to impress in the summer in the hopes of winning a more permanent squad place next year. Before that, however, he earned his first USMNT cap, entering in the 62nd minute and impressing in the American midfield with some sharp passing. He’ll be amongst those hungry for more minutes this week against Ireland and France.
Desevio Payne (Excelsior Rotterdam, Eredivisie)
Excelsior finished the season in 11th place in the Eredivisie. Payne made four substitute appearances in the first half of the campaign but did not appear after November due to an injury. His health remains a significant question mark heading into an uncertain 2018-19.
Kenny Saief (Anderlecht, on loan from Gent, Jupiler League)
Anderlecht finished third in the Jupiler League table and will play in next season’s Europa League. Saief will be a part of that push as Anderlecht’s option to purchase the winger was exercised last week. The 24-year-old featured eight times for Anderlecht this season. He will also hope to make his third USMNT appearance after being named to the squad by Sarachan that will travel to Europe.
Jordan Siebatcheu (Reims, Ligue 2)
Reims finished the season in first place in Ligue 2 and will return to the top flight as champions. Siebatcheu will head up as the second division’s fourth-leading scorer with 16 goals in 35 games (31 starts). There are still significant questions about the striker’s international future, as he reportedly declined a USMNT call up and is holding out for a France appearance, although he also has recently been passed over by the French Football Federation.
Maki Tall (Tours, Ligue 2)
Tours finished the season last in the Ligue 2 table and will drop down to the Championnat National. Tall rmade 15 league appearances (six starts) and scored one goal, although he did impress with six goals in just two Coupe de France matches. He did not make the USMNT squad.
Juan Pablo Torres (Sporting Lokeren, Jupiler League)
Torres was absent as Lokeren lost to Zulte Waregem in a Europa League playoff. He made two substitute appearances for Lokeren over the course of the campaign and did not feature in the USMNT squad this week.
Timothy Weah (PSG, Ligue 1)
PSG finished the season as Ligue 1 champions. Weah broke through into the first team at the end of the season, making one Ligue 1 start and two substitute appearances. He also broke into the USMNT this week, making his first start and scoring his first goal in the Stars and Stripes. Weah was perhaps the best USMNT attacker in the first half, with much of the positive play going through the 18-year-old down the right side, and he linked up well with his fellow striker, Josh Sargent. He tired a little in the second half before coming off in the 61st minute, but he still had the
Jonathan Klinsmann (Hertha Berlin, Bundesliga)
Klinsmann appeared in one game for the senior side, playing in a 1-1 Europa League draw and memorably saving a penalty. He spent the rest of the campaign with the reserves and U-19 sides.
Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen, Bundesliga)
After arriving in February following his 18th birthday, Sargent was ineligible to play for Werder in officially sanctioned competitions, but he impressed in a few friendlies and overseas tournaments. He also made his USMNT debut and scored the team’s second against Bolivia. After being a lively, if slightly wasteful, part of the attacking three (along with Tim Weah and Rubio Rubin) in the first half, Sargent — who was deployed furthest forward of the three attackers — showed off his technique by plucking a horrible pass attempt from the Bolivian keeper out of the air with his toe. He swiveled, set himself, and tucked home a shot that the keeper got a piece of, but not enough to keep it out of the net. While the chance leading to the goal was a gift, the incredible touch Sargent showed before finishing confidently (if a little fortuitously) will have USMNT fans extremely hopeful. He came out after 61 minutes, but that was enough to throw additional hype on the youngster. He’ll be with the team on its trip to Europe and will likely earn another look against either Ireland or France, both of whom have defenses that would be significantly tougher tests for Sargent.
Isaiah Young (Werder Bremen, Bundesliga)
Young spent the season playing mostly as a substitute for Bremen II. He saw action in 28 games but started just five, tallying one assist and no goals.
Brady Scott (FC Koln, Bundesliga)
Scott went as an unused substitute in a few games for the Koln senior side. He started five games for the team’s reserves and three for the U-19s. According to a German report, he will be moving up to the reserves on a permanent basis next season.
Nick Taitague (Schalke, Bundesliga)
Taitague appeared 20 times for Schalke’s U-19s and recorded four goals and five assists. The 19-year-old attacker will hope to make the step up next season into the reserves and perhaps force his way into some first-team looks.
Timothy Tillman (Bayern Munich, Bundesliga)
Bayern Munich II’s season ended a week ago. TIllman played his entire season in the Regionalliga. It is unclear if he will get a shot with the incredibly high-quality senior side next year, but he is expected to be in the squad that participates in the International Champions Cup this summer.
Marlon Fossey (Fulham, Championship)
Fulham’s youth teams have concluded their seasons. Fossey made all of his appearances outside of the senior squad. The 19-year-old did play seven times for the PL 2 outfit, and he notably was one of just a small handful of youth players included in Fulham’s first-team training sessions ahead of their playoff final. He also recently signed a new contract, so it seems as though the fullback is highly rated by Fulham.
Matthew Olosunde (Manchester United, Premier League)
Olosunde also didn’t make the United senior side this year, spending his time in the PL 2. However, he did debut for the national team as a second-half substitute against Bolivia, coming on in the 74th minute as right back. The 20-year-old had a few nervy moments and struggled a bit in his short showing, but it’s nonetheless a significant step for a player who has yet to play a senior match in his club career. Next up will be earning those first professional minutes, whether they come with United or another club. Rumors continue to circulate about a possible move to an MLS side, likely the New York Red Bulls, although nothing has been finalized yet. He won’t travel to Europe with the USMNT this week, which could mean that the situation may sort itself out soon, but it’s impossible to know. Either way, his status will be a story to watch in the coming weeks.
Kyle Scott (Chelsea, Premier League)
Scott played once for Chelsea’s top side this year, going 62 minutes in a 4-0 FA Cup win over Hull. He spent most of the season with the PL 2 side.
Mukwelle Akale (Villarreal, La Liga)
Akele did not make any senior side appearances this season. He played the majority of his games for Villarreal C.
Joshua Perez (Livorno Calcio, Lega Pro, on loan from Fiorentina)
Perez had 22 starts in the Serie C for Livorno Calcio. It will be interesting to see if he can jump into a perimeter role with his parent club Fiorentina next season.