Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Weekend Schedule for Aug 7th

Yay!  Offseason is almost over.  German Bundesliga gets TV rights this year, with top match going on Fox Sports 1, a handful on Fox Soccer 2 and the remainder on Fox Soccer Plus (boo!).  Good for my DVR, bad for you who follow me on twitter who may get less frequent live updates as I watch at a more family-friendly time.

Unfortunately, summer transfer window still has several weeks to go so much of this may be in flux and players may change teams faster than I update.

I'll have a 2015-16 season preview in a couple days once I catch up from my own vacation.

DayTime (ET)PlayerClubOpponentTV
Friday2:00 PMHong Jeong HoAugsburg@SV 07 Elversberg (Cup)None
Friday2:00 PMJi Dong WonAugsburg@SV 07 Elversberg (Cup)None
Saturday9:30 AMSon Heung MinBayer Leverkusen@Sportfreunde Lotte (Cup)None
Saturday10:00 AMLee Chung YongCrystal Palace@Norwich CityNBC Extra Time
Saturday10:00 AMYun Suk YoungQPR@Charlton AthleticNone
Saturday12:00 PMKim Jin SuHoffenheim@TSV 1860 MunichNone
Saturday12:30 PMKi Sung YuengSwansea@ChelseaNBC
Sunday2:30 PMKoo Ja CheolMainz@Energie Cottbus (Cup)None
Sunday2:30 PMPark Joo HoMainz@Energie Cottbus (Cup)None
Summer Breakn/aSuk Hyun JunVitoria Setubal

Hong Jeong Ho has been a regular on what looks like Augsburg's first XI so he should start.

Ji Dong Won has been playing a lot in a CAM role in 4-1-4-1 but he's mostly been 2nd string so he may be bench.

Son Heung Min has started regularly though Schmidt has played around a bit with lineups so far with Champions League qualification looming.  Son is suspended for the cup from his red card last season.  I think its his last match serving the suspension.

Lee Chung Yong started but that's due to partial health of starters (plus transfers in/out).  He'll probably be on the bench to start.

Yun Suk Young has been out injured and still looks a few weeks just to return to training, with another few weeks to get fit.

Kim Jin Su has been starting and seems a good chance to start.

Ki Sung Yueng should start though it remains to be seen exactly what sort of lineup Monk will use vs Chelsea.

Koo Ja Cheol has been a sub for Mainz and may end up here though there are some injuries that I haven't been tracking well on my vacation.

Park Joo Ho hasn't been automatic starter this summer so it's a bit up in the air if he starts or is on the bench to start season.