Week Listings for our Korean Players Abroad September 12-13

Week listings for our Korean Players Abroad. We are back from international break, congratulations to our Taeguk Warriors for winning 8-0 against Laos and 3-0 against Lebanon. Many things happened during this break. Son Heung-Min joined Tottenham Hotspurs, Park Joo-Ho joined Borussia Dortmund and Koo Ja-Cheol returns to Augsburg. There are now three Korean players in Augsburg Hong Jeong-Ho, Ji Dong-Won and Koo Ja-Cheol.

Day Time (ET) Player Club Opponent
Saturday 6:30AM Yun Suk-Young Queens Park Rangers Nottingham
Saturday 9:30AM Hong Jeong-Ho Augsburg Bayern Munich
Saturday 9:30AM Ji Dong-Won Augsburg Bayern Munich
Saturday 9:30AM Koo Ja-Cheol Augsburg Bayern Munich
Saturday 9:30AM Ryu Seung-Woo Bayern Leverkusen Darmstadt
Saturday 9:30AM Park Joo-Ho Borussia Dortmund Hannover
Saturday 10:00AM Ki Sung-Yueng Swansea Watford
Saturday 10:00AM Lee Chung-Yong Crystal Palace Manchester City
Sunday 8:30AM Son Heung-Min Tottenham Hotspurs Sunderland
Sunday 9:30AM Kim Jin-Su Hoffenheim Werder Bremen
Sunday 11:00AM Suk Hyun-Jun Vitoria Setubal Maritimo

Yun Suk-Young has regained his fitness, he has being playing some games with the U21 team during the international break and is ready to return to the full squad. I expect a bench appearance for him this week.

Hong Jeong-Ho, Ji Dong-Won and Koo Ja-Cheol will face Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich this week in the Bavarian derby. Kicker expects Hong Jeong-Ho and Koo Ja-Cheol to start, bench appearance for Ji Dong-Won. Augsburg won two out of three last games against Bayern and Hong Jeong-Ho even scored a goal against them in the Telekom Cup. Hopefully Hong Jeong-Ho can shine and even score a goal against Bayern this week. This will be my game to watch.

Ryu Seung-Woo and Bayer Leverkusen will face newly promoted Darmstadt this week. I expect a bench appearance for Ryu.

Finally a decent Korean player joined Borussia Dortmund. Yay! Park joined training yesterday but I expect a bench appearance for him as he just returned from Lebanon.

Ki Sung-Yueng will face Watford this week. The news of Ki travelling up to 13,000 miles during international break became a hot issue both in England and Korea. Fans want Ki to rest this match but as Ki is a vital player some want him to start. I think it depends on his condition. But I expect a bench appearance for him.

I expect a bench appearance for Lee Chung-Yong this week against Manchester City.

There are many rumours saying Son Heung-Min will make his debut this week against Sunderland. He has been training with the team and his working visa got approved so I expect he will start this week.

Kim Jin-Su and Hoffenheim will face Werder Bremen this week. I expect Kim to start. Hopefully Hoffenheim can take home all three points this game. They are only on one point so I really hope they will win this game.

Suk Hyun-Jun has been great with Vitoria, he has scored three goals in three matches I expect he will start.

9 Comments

  1. Hey Nicole, thanks for this! Son –I thought I heard b/c of the paperwork is still being filed at the eng FA, that he might not make an appearance yet – but who knows – maybe he will get on the 18 man squad.

  2. Hey guys! I’m currently travelling through Europe and booked a Barca game for the 20th at Nou Camp!
    I’m wondering, does anyone have a clue about maybe going to their training sessions or possibly seeing the Korean youth players? Or are they definitely not there anymore?

  3. @Joon Kim: admittedly I’m not sure about rules in Korea or by FIFA regarding unaffliated players participating in team practices. Obviously they cannot play in any official games unless they sign a contract (which they can do with Korean teams).

    I don’t imagine Lee Seung-woo will do much since he’ll spend next month with the U17 team. Once he’s out the K League will be ending so he’ll probably just train with a personal trainer or something to stay in shape and then re-join Barça in January.

    Jang is another story since he won’t turn 18 until April (I think). I think he’ll need to wait until the summer widow to sign (or can free agents sign whenever?). Either way without a club he’s facing an extended time without action.

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