Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig)
Adams remains out of the RB Leipzig setup as he rehabs from injury. He should be back in training in the next of couple weeks, but no new updates came in on his status this week. RB Leipzig beat Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1.
John Brooks (Wolfsburg)
Brooks was again the left center back in a three-man backline which propelled Wolfsburg to a clean sheet in a 3-0 win over his old club, Hertha Berlin. Brooks really didn’t do too much to fill the stat sheet aside from winning four tackles. However, the backline as a whole was solid, as despite having less possession, Wolfsburg limited host Hertha to nine shots, of which more than half came from outside the area. Wolfsburg have started well with a perfect six points through two matches.
Weston McKennie (Schalke)
Scahlke were handled 3-0 by Bayern this weekend, with McKennie going the distance in the center of midfield. It was always going to be a tough match, and the Gelsenkirchen side had just 33 percent possession, but McKennie made the most of his touches, passing at a highly impressive 94 percent. He
Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen)
Sargent remained on the bench this week as Werder fell 3-2 at Hoffenheim.
Zack Steffen (Fortuna Dusseldorf, on loan from Manchester City)
Steffen conceded three this week in a 3-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen but still played well along the way. None of the three concessions was the keeper’s fault, which included a calamitous own goal from a defender. Steffen made some nice in-tight saves but was also bailed out on a corner kick which he maybe should have come and claimed when Markus Suttner headed out a sure goal on the line. It’s not a flattering scoreline, but it isn’t all bad, to say the least.
Christian Pulisic (Chelsea)
Pulisic started and logged 84 minutes and an assist for Chelsea in their 3-2 win over Norwich. With the score knotted up at one (after an opener in which Pulisic was involved with a nice pass in the buildup), the Hershey, Penn. native played a deft ball to Mason Mount, who cut inside with his first touch before dispatching the chance to give Chelsea the lead for the second of three times in the contest. The American winger was generally lively down the right
DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle)
Yedlin remains out with a groin injury and is expected to miss most of the first month of the season. Newcaslte got their first points of the season this weekend in a 1-0 win over Tottenham.
Timothy Weah (Lille)
Lille did not play this weekend and instead face St. Etienne in the midweek before matching up with Stade Reims on Sunday.
Turkish Super Lig
Tyler Boyd (Besiktas)
Boyd started and went an hour for Besiktas, being removed after his side had a comfortable 3-0 lead which they held through the final whistle. The left winger didn’t really do much to fill up the stat sheet, however, with just one dribble and two aerials won. After losing their opener, it was a good bounce-back for the Istanbul side, but Boyd will need to do more to keep his starting spot in the coming weeks.
Sergino Dest (Ajax)
Due to their participation in Champions League qualifying, Ajax’s league match was postponed this week. However, Dest did make an appearance in the UCL playoff round, coming on with half an hour to go in a goalless draw with APOEL. Dest didn’t make a huge impact on the fixture (in which Ajax as a whole were poor), but what is worth noting is that starting right back Noussair Mazraoui was sent off with 10 minutes to play and will miss the return leg. That could leave Dest in line for a start in a massive fixture that will decide if Ajax play in the UCL or Europa League this season. One other note on Dest is that he wasn’t called up by the Dutch youth or senior setups after showing some interest a week ago, further opening the door for a USMNT callup.
Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge)
Once again, Horvath served as the deputy for Simon Mignolet in Brugge’s goal, watching from the bench as the Belgian side grabbed a 1-0 win in the first leg of its Champions League playoff round tie against Austrian club LASK. Due to the second leg of that matchup, which is scheduled for Wednesday, Brugge’s league game this weekend was postponed.
Danish Super League
Jonathan Amon (Nordsjaelland)
As he continues to recover from injury, Amon again missed out on the Nordsjaelland matchday squad that went on the road and lost 3-1 to FC Copenhagen. With the winger having not appeared for the club since May, we are going to move him down into the “Others” section of these updates for the time being with the hope that the 20-year-old forces his way back into the main section of this List at some point in the near future.
Sebastian Soto (Hannover)
For the third time in four league games, Soto was an unused substitute for Hannover, who were held to a 1-1 draw by Gruether Fuerth. The 19-year-old striker is still sitting on four league minutes this year. Considering that his contract is set to expire in the summer and he seems to be at an impasse in negotiations with Hannover, Soto could find first-team minutes hard to come by this season if he doesn’t sign a new deal with his current club.
Bobby Wood (Hamburg)
For the first time this season, Wood actually made an on-field appearance, entering Hamburg’s match against Karlsruher with his side ahead 3-1 in the 79th minute in a game that finished 4-2. The 26-year-old wasn’t involved in either goal scored after he entered and missed the target with his only shot attempt. Unless something drastic changes in regards to his playing time or an unforeseen move comes about, the striker will likely continue his search for a new club into January.
Duane Holmes (Derby County)
Holmes is nearly back from the injury that’s kept him sidelined so far this season. On Friday, then midfielder played 60 minutes for Derby’s U-23s and scored in a 2-1 win over Tottenham, ripping home a 32nd-minute strike from just outside the penalty area. He was absent from the senior squad that played to a 1-1 Championship draw with West Brom on Saturday (as well as the side that lost 2-1 in midweek action to Bristol City), but it now appears that the 24-year-old is in line to make the matchday squad for Tuesday’s EFL Cup tie against rivals Nottingham Forest.
Matt Miazga (Reading, on loan from Chelsea)
Miazga started twice for Reading this week, but he may be out of the squad for a little while after leaving the second game early. First, the 24-year-old was a rock in three-man back line during a 1-1 draw with West Brom, collecting a game-high four tackles to go with four clearances and an 88 percent pass completion rate. However, he was forced off after just 12 minutes in Reading’s second match of the week, an eventual 2-0 win over Huddersfield, with a hamstring injury. There’s some hope that the center back won’t be out long, but it’s unlikely that he’ll feature this week as he recuperates.
Andrija Novakovich (Reading)
Novakovich was again not involved in either of Reading’s matchday squads this week, and there’s now some momentum to the rumors that he could be leaving the club sooner rather than later. The striker was spotted in the Netherlands this weekend taking in PEC Zwolle’s match against Sparta Rotterdam, with reliable Dutch sources indicating that the 22-year-old is close to joining PEC on a permanent transfer. He was also linked with PSV and Feyenoord this week, so it’s clear that Novakovich caught the eye of multiple Eredivisie clubs during his loan spell last year with Fortuna Sittard, but it certainly appears that Zwolle is now the likely landing spot for the Wisconsin native.
Tim Ream (Fulham)
Ream went 180 minutes for Fulham this week, going the distance in a 4-0 midweek win over Millwall and a 2-1 defeat Saturday to Nottingham Forest. In the former, the 31-year-old was active and solid in possession, collecting a game-high 161 touches and passing at 97 percent as the Cottagers won the possession battle by nearly an 85-15 margin, though he wasn’t tested much defensively. He had a much less memorable game on the weekend as Ream was caught out on both Forest goals, losing track of Lewis Grabban and letting him get a run at goal on the striker’s opener before letting Grabban dribble past him on his second. Ream again had more touches than anyone else on the pitch, but that doesn’t matter much for a center back if the opposition is taking advantage of a defender’s lapses, and that was the case for Ream on Saturday.
Antonee Robinson (Wigan Athletic)
Robinson started twice as a left-sided wing-back this week, but Wigan lost both games and now sit in the relegation zone five matches into the season following four consecutive defeats. The 22-year-old went 67 minutes in the midweek in a 1-0 loss to Middlesbrough and was a threat in the attack while finishing with three tackles, three clearances, and two interceptions, but he also wasn’t close enough to Jonny Howson in the 23rd minute to prevent him from sending in a cross that became the only goal of the game. He wasn’t as good on the weekend in a 3-1 defeat to QPR as Robinson collected four clearances but picked up a yellow card, was among multiple responsible parties who let a cross bounce all the way through the box on QPR’s opener, and should have been victimized when he lost track of a runner, who proceeded to blaze over the goal from about a yard out.
Timothy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt, Bundesliga)
Chandler entered with 13 minutes to play in Frankfurt’s aforementioned loss to Leipzig and made an impact, providing an assist with a dangerous cross on a late goal that pulled Eintracht back to within one. It was too little, too late but still a good showing nonetheless for the 29-year-old.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach, Bundesliga)
Johnson got the start this week for Gladbach, lasting 81 minutes before being subbed in a 3-1 win over Mainz. The left midfielder did almost nothing to touch the stat sheet but helped his side to three points.
Morales started, went the distance, and scored Dusseldorf’s only goal in their aforementioned loss to Leverkusen. Down 3-0 late, Morales collected a loose ball in the box before deftly juking his defender and slotting away at the near post. It was nothing more than a consolation prize for the central midfielder, who also won four aerials and had two dribbles on the day, but with the goal, he has now scored once in three straight Bundesliga campaigns.
Khiry Shelton (Paderborn, Bundesliga)
Shelton was an unused substitute for Paderborn, who lost 3-1 to Freiburg.
Gboly Ariyibi (Nottingham Forest, Championship)
Ariyibi twice missed Forest’s 18-man roster this week.
Geoff Cameron (QPR, Championship)
Cameron was removed at halftime of QPR’s midweek 3-1 loss to Swansea. Worse, he then missed the roster entirely for unknown reasons for the weekend win over Wigan by the same scoreline.
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Stoke City, Championship, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
CCV missed a midweek 3-1 loss to Preston and then played 73 poor minutes on the weekend in a 3-0 defeat at Leeds. Stoke desperately need answers on the backline, and while Carter-Vickers may provide some, he needs to improve if the Potters want to get themselves into the higher reaches of the table.
Luca de la Torre (Fulham, Championship)
De la Torre continues to miss Fulham matchday squads, twice not making the 18-man roster this week.
Eric Lichaj (Hull City, Championship)
Not much news has come out about Lichaj’s hamstring injury, but it was serious enough to keep him out of the roster for both Hull City matches this week.
Jann George (Jahn Regensburg, 2. Bundesliga)
George went 60 minutes in a 3-1 loss to Arminia Bielefeld. According to this German article, Regensburg have extended George’s contract through the 2021-22 season.
Julian Green (Greuther Fuerth, 2. Bundesliga)
Green was back in the center of midfield this week for Greuther. He went 90 minutes and picked up a yellow card in their aforementioned draw with Hannover.
Kevin Lankford (St. Pauli, 2. Bundesliga)
Lankford came on at halftime as St. Pauli scored two after the break for a 2-1 win over Holstein Kiel. After sitting for the first two games, Lankford has found himself on the pitch during both matchdays three and four.
Stephen Payne (Portimonense, Primeira Liga)
Payne was not in the 18-man squad for Portimonense. Predictably, they lost 3-1 to Sporting.
Desevio Payne (FC Emmen, Eredivisie)
Payne was an unused sub for Emmen, who fell 2-1 to Willem II.
Haji Wright (VVV-Venlo, Eredivisie)
Wright, too, was an unused sub for VVV. The Dutch side beat Utrecht 2-1. His club did announce that the striker is being called into the U.S. U-23 camp, but there has been no confirmation yet from the USMNT setup.
Brendan Hines-Ike (Kortrijk, Jupiler League)
Hines-Ike went the distance as Kortrijk threw away a 1-0 lead in the final 10 minutes of a 2-1 loss to 10-man Standard Liege.
Kenny Saief (Anderlecht, Jupiler League)
Saief was not chosen for Anderlecht’s squad in their 1-0 loss to Genk.
Phillipe Sandler (Anderlecht, Jupiler League, on loan from Manchester City)
Sandler played the first 69 minutes in Anderlecht’s defeat. The center back has started each of the side’s last four games, but they’ve taken just two points from them and currently sit 14th in the early going.
Erik Palmer-Brown (Austria Wien, Austrian Bundesliga, on loan from Manchester City)
Palmer-Brown made his debut for Austria Wien this week, but it wasn’t a day the center back will look back on particularly fondly as he conceded a penalty and was shown a straight red card for denying a goalscoring opportunity in a 2-2 draw with Hartberg (which Wien led 2-1 at the time of his 75th-minute sending off; Hartberg missed the penalty but equalized a few minutes later). The 22-year-old will now miss out on this weekend’s derby match against Rapid Wien.
Shaq Moore (Tenerife, Segunda Division)
Moore was an unused sub in Tenerife’s 3-2 win over Numancia.
Christian Cappis (Hobro, Danish Super League)
Cappis went 90 minutes in the center of Hobro’s midfield and picked up a yellow card in a scoreless draw with Odense.
Emmanuel Sabbi (Hobro, Danish Super League)
Sabbi started and played 82 minutes in Hobro’s tie.
Yosef Samuel (Hobro, Danish Super League)
Samuel was Sabbi’s replacement, coming on for the final eight minutes plus stoppage time as Hobro drew Odense. Hobro are in 10th with one win, one loss, and five draws through seven games.
Matt Polster (Rangers, Scottish Premiership)
Polster didn’t make the squad for either of Rangers’ games last week, a scoreless draw with Legia Warsaw in the Europa League and a 1-0 league victory over St. Mirren.
Romain Gall (Malmo, Allsvenskan)
Gall was an unused substitute in a 3-0 Europa League win over Bnei Yehuda before entering as a 69th-minute sub in a 1-0 league loss to Djurgarden.
Aron Johannsson (Hammarby, Allsvenskan)
Johannsson wasn’t involved in the team that won a Svenska Cup match 3-1 on Wednesday against IFK Lulea, but he was back in the starting XI and went the distance on the weekend as Hammarby beat Falkenberg 2-0 in league play.
Jonathan Klinsmann (St. Gallen, Swiss Super League)
Klinsmann was an unused substitute in St. Gallen’s 3-2 win over Lugano.
Lynden Gooch (Sunderland, League 1)
Twice this week, Gooch started for Sunderland and came off shortly after the halftime restart, being subbed out in the 55th minute of a 2-1 win over Rochdale and the 57th minute of a 3-1 win over Wimbledon.
Charlie Kelman (Southend United, League 1)
After earning two starts last week, Kelman was back on the periphery this week as he was an unused substitute in Southend’s 2-0 loss to Peterborough before missing out on the squad altogether for a heartbreaking 4-3 loss at Wycombe.
Matthew Olosunde (Rotherham United, League 1)
Due to factors outside of their control, both of Rotherham’s matches this week were postponed. Their scheduled game against Bury will likely be cancelled as the opposition side fights for its financial survival, while the match away to Portsmouth was pushed back indefinitely due to a carnival this weekend in the South Coast town.
Giles Phillips (Wycombe Wanderers, League 1, on loan from QPR)
Phillips went 90 minutes at right back as Wycombe drew 1-1 with Fleetwood before riding the bench as an unused substitute in the aforementioned 4-3 win over Southend.
Ian Harkes (Dundee United, Scottish Championship)
Harkes went the full 90 minutes and helped Dundee to a road clean sheet and three points in a 2-0 win over Dunfermline Athletic.
Taylor Booth (Bayern Munich, Bundesliga)
Chris Richards (Bayern Munich, Bundesliga)
Malik Tillman (Bayern Munich, Bundesliga)
Timothy Tillman (Bayern Munich, Bundesliga)
Quincy Butler (Hoffenheim, Bundesliga)
Maxi Dietz (Freiburg, Bundesliga)
Niklas Dossmann (Mainz, Bundesliga)
Michael Edwards (Wolfsburg, Bundesliga)
Uly Llanez (Wolfsburg, Bundesliga)
Sidney Friede (Hertha Berlin, Bundesliga)
Mike Grimm (Augsburg, Bundesliga)
Maurice Malone (Augsburg, Bundesliga)
Matthew Hoppe (Schalke, Bundesliga)
Nick Taitague (Schalke, Bundesliga)
Noah Jones (RB Leipzig, Bundesliga)
Mason Judge (Eintracht Frankfurt, Bundesliga)
Lennard Maloney (Union Berlin, Bundesliga)
Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund, Bundesliga)
Brady Scott (Koln, Bundesliga)
Pablo Soares (Borussia Monchengladbach, Bundesliga)
Blaine Ferri (Greuther Fuerth, 2. Bundesliga)
Stuart Ritchie (Hannover, 2. Bundesliga)
Roberto Hategan (Nurnberg, 2. Bundesliga)
Tyler Taber (Nurnberg, 2. Bundesliga)
Max Rugova (Nurnberg, 2. Bundesliga -> FC Prishtina, Football Superleague of Kosovo)
Ian Hoffmann (Karlsruher, 2. Bundesliga)
Giona Liebold (Wehen Wiesbaden, 2. Bundesliga)
Travian Sousa (Hamburg, 2. Bundesliga)
Justin Butler (Ingolstadt, 3. Liga)
Jalen Hawkins (Ingolstadt, 3. Liga)
Brandon Austin (Tottenham, Premier League)
Folarin Balogun (Arsenal, Premier League)
Ivan Jara (Crystal Palace, Premier League)
Chituru Odunze (Leicester City, Premier League)
Owen Otasowie (Wolves, Premier League)
Matteo Ritaccio (Liverpool, Premier League)
Kyle Scott (Newcastle, Premier League)
Peter Stroud (West Ham, Premier League)
Jonathan Tomkinson (Norwich, Premier League)
Indiana Vassilev (Aston Villa, Premier League)
Ethan Wady (Chelsea, Premier League)
Marlon Fossey (Fulham, Championship)
Dillon Keane (Stoke City, Championship)
Jordan Adebayo-Smith (Lincoln City, League 1 -> Boston United, National League North)
Mukwelle Akale (Villarreal, La Liga)
Jack Imperato (Villarreal, La Liga)
Konrad de la Fuente (Barcelona, La Liga)
Kosuke Ide (Leganes, La Liga)
Rayshaun McGann (Getafe, La Liga)
Andre Costa (Rayo Vallecano, Segunda Division)
Cade Hagan (Sporting Gijon, Segunda Division)
Gennaro Nigro (Roma, Serie A)
Raphael Iacovelli (Padova, Serie C -> FC Lugano, Swiss Super League)
Niko Gioacchini (Caen, Ligue 1)
CJ Dos Santos (Benfica, Primeira Liga)
Jamie Dunning (Sparta Rotterdam, Eredivisie)
Chris Gloster (PSV, Eredivisie)
Richie Ledezma (PSV, Eredivisie)
Alex Mendez (Ajax, Eredivisie)
Joshua Pynadath (Ajax, Eredivisie)
Coby Sultan (VVV-Venlo, Eredivisie)
Cameron Harper (Celtic, Scottish Premiership)
Nebiyou Perry (Ostersund FK, Sweden)
Deedson Vixamar (Hobro, Danish Superliga -> Haiti National Team callup, leaving list)
Zico Bailey (FC Helsingor, Danish Second Division)
Aydan Bowers (FC Helsingor, Danish Second Division)
Jeremy Rafanello (FC Helsingor, Danish Second Division)
Isaiah Young (Union St. Gilloise, Belgian First Division B, on loan from Werder Bremen)