Korean Footballers Abroad weekend listing + K League listing March 18-19

Thanks to Korean Footballers Abroad, it’s the weekend listing. Last weekend before International Break…
Daylight savings time reminder for those of us in the US and out of sync with Europe so kickoffs an hour later than normal.

Day Time (ET) Player Club Opponent TV
Friday 3:30 PM Park Joo Ho Dortmund Ingolstadt Fox Sports 2
Saturday 10:30 AM Ji Dong Won Augsburg Freiburg Fox Soccer 2 Go
Saturday 10:30 AM Koo Ja Cheol Augsburg Freiburg Fox Soccer 2 Go
Saturday 11:00 AM Lee Chung Yong Crystal Palace Watford NBC Extra Time
Saturday 1:30 PM Ki Sung Yueng Swansea @Bournemouth NBCSN
Sunday 10:15 AM Son Heung Min Tottenham Southampton NBCSN
Sunday 12:00 PM Kwon Chang Hoon Dijon St Etienne BeIn Play

More after the jump…

Park Joo Ho — Couldn’t even make the bench of the cup squad so not going to be in squad tomorrow.

Ji Dong Won — We’ll see how Bobadilla is doing but for now it seems Ji is only fully fit striker option though Finnbogason is nearing a return. Hopefully Ji finds his form when his team really needs goals as they drift back towards relegation zone.

Koo Ja Cheol — Koo appears to have re-aggravated problematic ankles in training. We will see if he recovers in time and if he can go 90. He’d start if fit but thats looking unlikely at the moment.

Lee Chung Yong — I doubt any change to his situation this weekend.

Ki Sung Yueng — After another full week of training, Ki should be more fit… but Clement’s evaluation of where Ki fits in remains a question mark. Ki was used a lot at first, so if Ki is fit, maybe Ki gets on the bench or even an outside chance to start in place of an ineffective Fer last weekend.

Son Heung Min — After his hat-trick heroics, Pochettino would have been tempted to start him anyway, but with Kane out, it is a certainty. With Janssen not inspiring confidence up top even after his first non-PK goal, Son will most likely start up front. It’s a spot where he has been decent at goals but struggles to impact the game at times otherwise, as he doesn’t do the other things a lone forward needs to do. But confidence makes for a strong Son who can create something out of nothing so hopefully the goals push him in that direction.

Kwon Chang Hoon — Maybe he has a chance at a bench spot back but its not going well for him.

 

Quick note on ACL: not a good matchday 3 for K-League clubs overall.  Suwon was the only club to get 3 points, squeaking out a 0-1 result away at Eastern. Otherwise, Ulsan at home couldn’t manage to find a way to the back of the net in a meh scoreless affair with Muangthong United. Jeju United might have secured a victory, but Adelaide United kept finding ways to keep evening the scoreline, eventually settling for a 3-3 draw in Australia. FC Seoul was pathetic – home supporters difficult to find in the near empty stadium, a leaky defense allowed in 3 goals (though the 2nd Adelaide goal from a penalty was an extremely harsh call).  Seoul might as well start concentrating on trying to defend their title, but Jeju and Jeonbuk are in excellent form and Seoul is already behind in this young season.

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