Weekend listings and previews for our Korean Players Abroad April 16-18

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Unfortunately Park Joo-Ho and Borussia Dortmund were knocked out of the Europa League by Liverpool yesterday. Park Joo-Ho travelled with the team but was excluded from the squad list. These last couple of weeks haven’t been too good for our Korean Players Abroad. Only Koo Ja-Cheol and Hong Jeong-Ho plays full time out of the rest. The others are either subs or excluded from the squad list. Hopefully this will be a better week for our KPA’s. Match to watch this week: Crystal Palace vs Arsenal. What will you be watching this weekend?

Day Time (ET) Player Club Opponent
Saturday 9:30 AM Hong Jeong-Ho Augsburg Stuttgart
Saturday 9:30 AM Ji Dong-Won Augsburg Stuttgart
Saturday 9:30 AM Koo Ja-Cheol Augsburg Stuttgart
Saturday 9:30 AM Kim Jin-Su Hoffenheim Hertha Berlin
Saturday 10:00 AM Ki Sung-Yueng Swansea City @Newcastle
Sunday 9:30 AM Park Joo-Ho Borussia Dortmund Hamburg
Sunday 11:00 AM Lee Chung-Yong Crystal Palace @Arsenal
Sunday 3:30 PM Suk Hyun-Jun FC Porto Nacional
Monday 3:00 PM Son Heung-Min Tottenham @Stoke City

With Hong Jeong-Ho’s impressive winning goal last week. He should start against Stuttgart. Vital for Augsburg to win this game to avoid the relegation zone.

Ji Dong-Won is still suffering from a minor injury but is slowly recovering. He joined team training this week which is good news. I expect it is too early for him to return though.

Koo Ja-Cheol was excluded from the game last week as he was suspended for receiving his fifth yellow card. As Koo Ja-Cheol is an important player at Augsburg I expect him to start this week against Stuttgart. It’s good to see our Koreans at Augsburg on the scoresheet.

Kim Jin-Su missed couple of training sessions this week due to cramps. His situation hasn’t improved, still excluded from the squad list. With a new coach in town looks like Kim has lost his number one left back position. I expect him to be either benched or excluded from the squad list this week.

Like Kim Jin-Su, with a new coach in the team. Ki Sung-Yueng has also lost his position. He has been benched these last of couple weeks. Accordingly to my Twitter followers the new coach doesn’t favour Ki much. He should make the reserves this week.

Also like Kim and Ki, Park Joo-Ho has been getting bench treatment at Borussia Dortmund too. Ever since transferring at Borussia Dortmund he hasn’t been too impressive. He travelled with the team yesterday but was excluded from the squad list. What’s the point brining him to Liverpool then Tuchel! I expect a bench appearance for him this week against Hamburg.

Lee Chung-Yong should make reserves this week against Arsenal. Tough game for Crystal Palace this week.

Suk Hyun-Jun will be in the reserves this week for Porto. Like usual, he we will be subbed in later on in the game. Hope he impresses when he is subbed on.

With Lamela back, Son Heung-Min should make reserves again. He should get subbed on at minute 75 though. Good luck Sonny, show us what you got.

Random but interesting. Ryu Seung-Woo bites his fellow Arminia Bielefeld team mate. Weirdest goal celebration ever. He looks good at Arminia Bielefeld though, good to see him get some league playing time.

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4 Comments

  1. Hi Nicole, thanks for the post. But I am curious where you get your information about upcoming games. Last week you said a lot of the players would either start or sub in. I was disappointed when that didn’t actually happen. I know you can’t predict everything, but I’m just curious where you hear information; is it factual based on what the teams say to the press, or just what you hope happens? Anyway thanks for the site everyone, I like reading the updates.

  2. I think Park Joo Ho should move to Augsburg. I hope one day Augsburg fields 4 Korean players at the same time.

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