Monday, February 15, 2016

Midweek Europa Preview - Feb 18th

So some transfer news with Yun Suk Young moving to Charlton Athletic on loan for rest of season (and rest of QPR career).  YSY will be looking to build some highlights to interest clubs on the main continent as getting a work permit in UK will be very unlikely.

So midweek action is all Europa League.  Both ESPN3 and Fox Soccer are streaming games according to their sites, and it looks like DirecTV is no longer showing knockout games on overflow channels.

Hard to predict how much action there will be, with all the clubs having other battles with higher precedence at this moment, except for Dortmund who should take it seriously with league position pretty firmly set.

DayTime (ET)PlayerClubOpponentTV
Thursday1:00 PMPark Joo HoDortmundPortoESPN3 / Fox Soccer 2 Go
Thursday1:00 PMSuk Hyun JunPorto@DortmundESPN3 / Fox Soccer 2 Go
Thursday1:00 PMSon Heung MinTottenham@FiorentinaESPN3 / Fox Soccer Plus
Thursday3:00 PMHong Jeong HoAugsburgLiverpoolFox Sports 2
Thursday3:00 PMJi Dong WonAugsburgLiverpoolFox Sports 2
Thursday3:00 PMKoo Ja CheolAugsburgLiverpoolFox Sports 2

Park Joo Ho -- Maybe he can find himself a bench spot but I think even that is unlikely right now.

Suk Hyun Jun -- Perhaps he's fully fit to get some game time.  Porto has done well without so he may still be on the bench but has a greater chance of starting than on the weekend.

Son Heung Min -- We'll see how Pochettino handles three competitions for Tottenham.  It may be that Son starts but it's a bit tricky to predict with this and FA Cup this weekend coming up, both of which are probably secondary to PL title chase.

Hong Jeong Ho -- His leg injury didn't look too serious but I think Weinzierl may look to rotate regardless and play it safe.

Ji Dong Won -- If he's fit, I think he'll get a chance to find his form again to help the misfiring Augsburg offense.

Koo Ja Cheol -- Not too many alternatives to Koo, but it's highly possible that with Augsburg drifting back to only a point off relegation spots, that Koo is rested as he looked totally flat this past weekend.