Thursday, March 10, 2016

Midweek Recap - Mar 10th and Weekend Preview March 12th

As I've said last time... we'll see when I get to recap this since I won't be home.

DayTime (ET)PlayerClubOpponentTV
Friday2:55 PMLee Chung YongCrystal Palace@Reading (Cup)Fox Sports 2
Saturday9:30 AMHong Jeong HoAugsburg@DarmstadtFox Soccer 2 Go
Saturday9:30 AMJi Dong WonAugsburg@DarmstadtFox Soccer 2 Go
Saturday9:30 AMKoo Ja CheolAugsburg@DarmstadtFox Soccer 2 Go
Saturday9:30 AMKim Jin SuHoffenheimWolfsburgFox Soccer Plus / 2 Go
Saturday10:00 AMKi Sung YuengSwansea@BournemouthUSA/NBC Extra Time
Saturday3:45 PMSuk Hyun JunPortoUniao da MadeiraNone
Sunday12:00 AMSon Heung MinTottenham@Aston VillaNBCSN
Sunday12:30 PMPark Joo HoDortmundMainzFox Soccer 2 Go

Lee Chung Yong -- Has probably best chance of participating given its a cup match but I doubt he'll play this far into cup.  But he should make the bench after injuries to Wickham and Chamakh.

Hong Jeong Ho -- I haven't seen him in training pics but they do need him.

Ji Dong Won -- I don't think he's ready either.

Koo Ja Cheol -- Augsburg has had trouble scoring and they need him to pick up where he left off last weekend with a beatable opponent, albeit away.  He'll start and the question will be if he has teammates to help him out.

Kim Jin Su -- He missed some training with a cold.  He has a decent chance of making bench given defensive implosion but with Ochs returning to individual training unlikely to start I imagine.  Then again Nagelsmann has some major work to do so perhaps KJS gets another look.

Ki Sung Yueng -- He returned to training and with Ki, Cork, Britton and Fer all in the mix with their pros and cons, we'll see how they line up.  I think Ki may be on the bench to start, like how Fer was used.

Suk Hyun Jun -- After a disappointing loss,we'll see if they change things up at forward, but my gut says that he starts.

Son Heung Min -- Boy was that an ugly showing for Tottenham.  Son was poor too, taking some long passes well but losing it needlessly, and wasting a chance to narrow the margin when he broke into the box but could only dribble a ball through to the GK.  Hard to rip him too hard when Tottenham had so few chances in the attacking half (let alone third) but not what he needed to impress either.  He may be forced into XI with Alli ailing but I think he'll be on the bench.

Park Joo Ho -- Unlikely to be in the squad after not being in squad midweek.