Saturday, February 28, 2015

Recap plus Midweek Schedule March 3rd

Ryu Seung Woo may make an appearance as well as they take on Bayern Munich on ESPN3 on Wednesday at 2:30 PM.

DayTime (ET)PlayerClubOpponentTV
Tuesday1:00 PMSon Heung MinBayer LeverkusenKaiserslautern (Cup)ESPN3
Tuesday1:00 PMKim Jin SuHoffenheim@VfR Aalen (Cup)None
Tuesday2:45 PMLee Chung YongCrystal Palace@SouthamptonNBC Extra Time
Wednesday2:45 PMYun Suk YoungQPRArsenalNBC Extra Time
Wednesday2:45 PMKi Sung YuengSwansea@TottenhamNBC Extra Time
Wednesday2:45 PMKim Bo KyungWigan@Norwich CityNone
Offn/aHong Jeong HoAugsburg
Offn/aJi Dong WonAugsburg
Offn/aKoo Ja CheolMainz
Offn/aPark Joo HoMainz
Offn/aSuk Hyun JunVitoria Setubal

Son Heung Min was in a bit of a playmaker role but struggled to continuously impact the match.  He played 90 minutes in a win that puts Leverkusen back into CL playoff spot.  He's suspended for this cup match so he can at least get some rest ahead of weekend match.

Kim Jin Su was really strong in the first half, with some more offensive contributions than previous weeks.  He was a bit more restrained in the second and was a bit sloppier defensively but he played 90 in a good showing. I'm not sure if he might get needed rest to stay fresh.

Lee Chung Yong was put on a less vague timeframe of mid-March return so hopefully we see him at least return to training as he works his way back from a hairline leg fracture.

Yun Suk Young should start as QPR return from a warm-weather trip to Dubai.

Ki Sung Yueng really struggled out wide.  He also was a bit uncharacteristically sloppy with the ball losing a lot of dribble attempts.  He still had some nice driving runs but if Monk stays in this shape, he will have to figure out how to start dictating play from his wider position.  He should start.

Kim Bo Kyung finally scored again and had yet another good match as Wigan show signs of life in their fight against relegation.  He should start.

Hong Jeong Ho hasn't returned to team training and hopefully he nears a return.

Ji Dong Won was a very late sub and I didn't get to watch his few minutes of action.

Koo Ja Cheol was an unused sub as Mainz lost.  His lack of playing time is quite concerning.

Park Joo Ho started and was a very mixed bag, with some nice tackles and passes and yet some bad decisions that can't be made in the center of the pitch.  He was subbed out as they looked to get more offensive.

Suk started but the match was suspended due to lighting issues.  Really.