Friday, August 26, 2016

Weekend Schedule Aug 27th and Midweek Recap

Sorry for late publish with my boss in town and less time to waste on such things.  Just a few days left in the transfer window so hopefully some resolution on potential transfers.

DayTime (ET)PlayerClubOpponentTV
Saturday7:30 AMSon Heung MinTottenhamLiverpoolNBCSN
Saturday9:30 AMJi Dong WonAugsburgWolfsburgFox Soccer 2 Go
Saturday9:30 AMKoo Ja CheolAugsburgWolfsburgFox Soccer 2 Go
Saturday9:30 AMPark Joo HoDortmundMainzFox Sports 2
Saturday10:00 AMLee Chung YongCrystal PalaceBournemouthNBC Extra Time
Saturday10:00 AMKi Sung YuengSwansea@LeicesterNBC Extra Time
Sunday11:30 AMKim Jin SuHoffenheimLeipzigFox Sports 2

Son Heung Min -- He should be ready to play I imagine, but what role will he have?  I suspect a bench spot unless he's going to be sold.  I don't think Tottenham will sell him though... not sure anyone wants to pay full price nor will Tottenham want to take a loss on a player with some upside left.

Ji Dong Won -- He'll probably start off on the bench to open the season and come on as a 70-80 min sub.

Koo Ja Cheol -- He should be starting at CAM.  With Schmid coming on for a pretty high (for Augsburg) price, there's a bit more competition out wide than he did with Esswein/Ji.

Park Joo Ho -- He started a friendly and played about an hour but vs low opposition, unclear how well he did.  I don't expect him in the squad this weekend though.

Lee Chung Yong -- He came on as a sub and reportedly played well.  With a bit of flux as to what Crystal Palace will lineup with, and Benteke said to be coming off the bench, he should start at CAM.

Ki Sung Yueng -- He started in Sigurdsson's advanced role in the cup and reportedly wasn't all that great there.  I expect a bench role for the weekend but hopefully he comes on again and gets a chance to impress.

Kim Jin Su -- Caught a cold and what minuscule chance he had to play went away.