Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
After not practicing much this week due to a hamstring injury, Cameron was left out of Stoke’s squad that lost 2-0 to Swansea City on Saturday. It sounds as though the injury is minor, so Cameron should be back in contention to face Spurs this weekend.
Brad Guzan (Aston Villa)
His nightmare against Manchester
Tim Howard (Everton)
Howard struggled in Everton’s aforementioned 3-2 defeat, but he wasn’t really at fault for any of the goals, being beaten by two headers from Christian Benteke and a blast from Tom Cleverley. Still, it was a disappointing day for Howard and his co-horts.
DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur)
Yedlin was again an unused substitute for Tottenham, who lost 1-0 to Manchester City, and didn’t play for Spurs’ U-21s in a draw with City on Monday.
Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal)
Zelalem seems to have got the permanent bump to the U-21s, having featured for them for the second week in a row. He didn’t score, but was part of the play that lead to the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win over Brighton’s U-21s.
Regular national teamers not in the Premier League
Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes)
Facing the tall task of league-leading PSG, Bedoya and Nantes struggled to a 2-0 home loss that saw them drop into the bottom half of the table. Bedoya was one of Nantes’ best players, creating multiple chances for teammates while he roamed the midfield and having a header saved just before halftime with his team trailing by two. Though it wasn’t enough, Nantes should be safe from relegation, with a seven-point gap on 18th place with three games to go.
John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin)
Though his side lost 2-1 to third-place Monchengladbach, Brooks impressed once again for Hertha. He had a match-high five interceptions and could do little to prevent Ibrahima Traore’s late long-distance winner.
Timothy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Eintracht were 1-0 losers to Werder Bremen on Saturday, but Chandler wasn’t involved, watching from the sidelines as a substitute.
Julian Green (Hamburg, on loan from Bayern Munich)
Green continues to sit on Hamburg’s bench as the season winds down. He’s still young, but it’s been a wasted campaign for Green. Hopefully, next season will be better.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
In the previously discussed 2-1 Monchengladbach victory, Johnson played 79 minutes and nearly put his side ahead twice in a matter of second, narrowly missing a free kick before having a shot saved. He came off with the game tied at one, but he won’t be disappointed he wasn’t on the pitch for the winner, as Gladbach remain in third place in the Bundesliga.
Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar)
The Dutch league was off this week due to the KNVB Cup final, so Johannsson was out of action.
Others on the USMNT fringes (or other notables)
Emerson Hyndman (Fulham)
Hyndman was again on the sidelines for Fulham this week.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
Lichaj was injured last week and did not play in Forest’s final game of the season. We will have more on the outside back to come in the future, but his side will remain in the Championship.
Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers)
The center-back was decent in his side’s 1-0 loss to Birmingham, but the season was an overall disappointment for Bolton, who finished in 18th place and had very little positives aside from not being relegated.
Danny Williams (Reading)
Williams did not feature in Reading’s 3-0 win over Derby.
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 played for the third straight week after his return from injury, logging 87 minutes in a 3-1 win over Karlsruher. He didn’t impress with a goal like last week, but it’s good to see the Yank be the first choice when not sidelined by injury.
Rubio Rubin (FC Utrecht)
Like Johannsson, Rubiot did not have a fixture this weekend. We will keep an eye on Rubin in the final weeks of the season.
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt)
Morales was on the field for 90 minutes for the second week in a row, playing well in a 1-1 draw with Nurnberg. Ingolstadt need just four points from their last three games to clinch first place and Bundesliga promotion so Morales should have plenty of motivation coming down the stretch.
Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart)
Kiesewetter did not feature for either of Stuttgart’s first two sides, and with the season winding down, this could be the trend until next year.