Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Recap and Schedule Weekend of Sept 12

A bit late with the recap so I'll do my best to jog my memory.  I also annotated players away at Asian Games.  Would prefer to move em out but feeling a bit lazy.

DayTime (ET)PlayerClubOpponentTV
Friday2:30 PMSon Heung MinBayer LeverkusenWerder BremenGolTV
Saturday9:30 AMJi Dong WonDortmundFreiburgNone
Saturday9:30 AMKim Jin Su (@AG)HoffenheimWolfsburgNone
Saturday9:30 AMKoo Ja CheolMainz@Hertha BerlinNone
Saturday9:30 AMPark Joo Ho (@AG)Mainz@Hertha BerlinNone
Saturday10:00 AMLee Chung YongBoltonSheffield WednesdayNone
Saturday10:00 AMKim Bo KyungCardiff CityNorwich CityNone
Saturday10:00 AMKi Sung YuengSwansea@ChelseaNBCSN
Sunday9:30 AMHong Jeong HoAugsburg@Eintracht FrankfurtGolTV
Sunday11:00 AMYun Suk YoungQPR@Manchester UnitedNBCSN

Son played a half and was subbed out after a lackluster performance as he looked fatigue from CL.  Due to an injury to his primary competitor (Brandt) he may be forced to start despite CL next week and tons of international minutes.

Ji is still out but has returned to light running as he's a bit past halfway through original timetable on recovery.  This weekend would be too soon.

Kim Jin Su was held out with injury despite indications to the contrary.  He's now in Asian Games and won't be back for about a month.

Koo played about 80 minutes.  He looked really sharp again with some good plays though he may have looked for a penalty a bit too eagerly.  He's really been rounding into form though he picked up a hamstring injury that may prevent him from playing this weekend.  He would start if healthy.  Park Joo Ho is now out on Asian Games duty and was unfit enough to miss last match.

Lee Chung Yong played 90 in another loss.  He should start if fresh enough.

Kim Bo Kyung was out of the squad and may be out again this weekend.

Ki was strong again in a big win that puts Swansea 2nd in table only by GD.  It will be a tough challenge with little rest and Chelsea away.  Ki seems to be growing in confidence each week and showing quality on both ends of the pitch.  While still the deepest of the CMs as first season in Swansea, he has a lot more license to roam the pitch and is filling the role smartly.  Only negative was a really weak shot in a good spot.  Ki should start this weekend.

Hong Jeong Ho surprisingly made the bench and started a friendly over international break.  Hopefully his health is returning though I don't expect him to start.

Yun Suk Young is in a similar boat.  He's finally returned to playing fitness, playing a reserve match over international break.  Perhaps he may get a look this weekend though I'd expect Harry to go safe vs a bigger club.