Thursday, May 12, 2016

Weekend Preview May 14th

Phew... final full weekend preview!  A bit sad of course to not have football to watch over the summer but tons of international competitions this summer to tide us over to the fall.

It becomes really hard to tell with none of the KPAs having match of much consequence who will play.  Sometimes older players will get a sending off, new players tested and other players just outright rested.  But I'm doing my best here.

Of course there's three more KPA matches, with Lee Chung Yong, Park Joo Ho and Suk Hyun Jun all in cup finals but I don't expect any of the three to play.  I'll post an update and depressing preview closer to match day just in case.

DayTime (ET)PlayerClubOpponentTV
Saturday9:30 AMHong Jeong HoAugsburgHamburgFox Soccer 2 Go
Saturday9:30 AMJi Dong WonAugsburgHamburgFox Soccer 2 Go
Saturday9:30 AMKoo Ja CheolAugsburgHamburgFox Soccer 2 Go
Saturday9:30 AMPark Joo HoDortmundKolnFox Soccer 2 Go
Saturday9:30 AMKim Jin SuHoffenheimSchalkeFox Soccer 2 Go
Sunday10:00 AMLee Chung YongCrystal Palace@SouthamptonE! Network
Sunday10:00 AMKi Sung YuengSwanseaMan CityNBC
Sunday10:00 AMSon Heung MinTottenham@NewcastleUSA
Sunday11:00 AMSuk Hyun JunPortoBoavistaNone

Hong Jeong Ho -- With Gouweleeuw out, HJH moves into starting backline.  If healthy and playing.

Ji Dong Won -- I suspect Ji will be on the bench and Weinzierl will use the opportunity for the fans to say thank you to some of the veterans.

Koo Ja Cheol -- His season ended abruptly with a broken toe and he's out of action for six weeks which means that he's out of summer KNT friendlies as well.

Park Joo Ho -- I don't think he's returned to training but not much change if he does or does not.

Kim Jin Su -- The backup fullback in Ochs is going to try to help the U19s win their title, so it opens up a theoretical spot on the bench for KJS, though he's been left off in that scenario as well.  I expect him to be on the bench though.

Lee Chung Yong -- Still in the doghouse and barring accidents to two or three attackers, I don't expect him to play.

Ki Sung Yueng -- Reports are that he's back in Korea sorting out military duty so that he can play in KNT friendlies.  If so, he's obviously out.  If he's back in Swansea, he could be in line for a start after such a good performance last week.

Son Heung Min -- He's not looked 100% energy wise as he's come off early both times he's started, but given his goal streak and a desire for Tottenham to get a point and ensure 2nd, he should start.

Suk Hyun Jun -- He's been cryptic with his Instagrams but he's still training.  We'll see if he gets a chance this weekend.