Once again we are very limited on games with only Korea and MLS playing league football alongside both Colombian and Spanish play off matches which leaves us with a grand total of 26 games to select from.
Last weeks score 13/18
Formation: 3-4-1-2 – http://www.futhead.com/16/squads/14921461/
Bill Hamid – GK – 75 OVR
The MLS joined the action this week and thus we have a fair amount of players coming from that specific league. The first comes in goal after Hamid made four saves in total of which included a superb save in the dying embers of the game when Dc United managed to hold Houston to a 0-0 draw.
Drew Moor – CB – 70 OVR
Potentially the easiest selection of the week comes after Moor scored the only goal of the game which saw Toronto upset La Galaxy with a 1-0 home win. He made his way into the MLS TOTW and that pretty much cements his selection.
London Woodberry – CB – 65 OVR
Woodberry didn’t actually make the MLS TOTW which I am sure will put off many predictors however the fact that he scored in a 2-1 win is enough for me when you take the perspective of EA justifying selections. There are still only a handful of games being played and thus a goal scoring defenders stands out in my eyes.
Kwak Hee Ju – CB – 68 OVR
I struggled to fins the final defender for the starting line up and thus we have the first of nine K-League players to feature after Kwak Hee Ju came off the bench to score in Bluewings 1-1 away draw with Seoul.
Mislav OršiÄ‡ – LM – 75 OVR
If Orsic was in the game during FIFA 15 he would have picked up several IF’s in this period of the game and I wouldn’t be surprised if he picks up three of our this time around. He is in line for his first after grabbing both a goal and an assist for Jeonnam in their 3-1 home win against Ulsan.
Juan Cabezas – CM – 71 OVR
Seeing as the player which scored twice to secure the title for Medellin is not in the game we have the next best option in Cabezas who scored in the 1-1 draw and picked up an assist in the 2-0 win. If Cabezas does make the cut I would expect him to be a hero.
Benny Feilhaber- CM – 75 OVR
Feilhaber received a lot of stick for his inclusion in the gold TOTS MC side and although I agree that he should have been included it would have been significantly easier if this IF had occurred previous to that side being created. Ironically enough his goal came from the spot but he also claimed an assist and a spot in the MLS TOTW.
Mike Grella – LM – 65 OVR
Grella was a late addition to the side after playing late on Sunday during NYRB’s 2-0 home win against Seattle. The American winger scored both of their goals and strolls into the prediction because of that.
Kim Tae Hwan – RM – 67 OVR
In the second set of Korean fixtures for the week Ulsan winger Kin Tae Hwan scored the only goal of the game which saw them collect all three points against Suwon FC. Kim claimed the MOTM award and alongside it being the only goal it should be enough for him to be included.
Dejan DamjanoviÄ‡ – ST – 77 OVR
Damjanovic was always a bit of a punt in last weeks prediction however there is no doubt whatsoever about his selection this time around after he bagged a brace for Seoul in their 3-2 win against Gwangju.
David Villa – ST – 80 OVR
This one is slightly awkward as if EA decide to do a European classics side there is no doubt about Villa being one of those players but seeing as that is pure speculation I will be including him in this weeks team. The Spaniard scored one of three NYC goals along with claiming MOTM in a 3-2 home win.
Kwoun Sun Tae – GK – 74 OVR
Once again we have a Korean keeper which was always going to be likely in truth. This time it is Jeonbuk’s stopper Kwoun Sun Tae who stood out making four saves in total during a 2-1 win. He claimed the joint highest match rating of the match and for a keeper that should see him in.
Kim YongHwan – CB – 59 OVR
The defenders are always going to be difficult to predict in these sort of weeks so I will be taking the punt on Incheon’s CB Kim YongHwan who was solid during their 2-0 home win over Suwon City. He was not the official MOTM however he did receive the same match rating as the MOTM.
Shea Salinas – LM – 69 OVR
We briefly revisit the MLS now for SJE’s 2-2 draw with Orlando. The best option comes with Salinas of whom was involved in both SJ goals assisting the first before scoring himself in the 94th minute to secure an away point.
Yeo Reum – CM – 60 OVR
Not only does this Korean have a fantastic name but he also has a very nice looking item when it comes to bronzes. He looks set to book his place in TOTW 41 after scoring once for Gwangju in a 1-1 draw with Seognam. He claimed MOTM with a 7/10 which should be enough for him.
Kenan Kodro- ST – 63 OVR
Osasuna confirmed promotion to the BBVA this week winning both of their play off final matches against Girona with 2-1 and 1-0 wins. Kodro scored in both of those games and thus for me makes him an easy choice in the TOTW. I would expect him to be a hero should be make the final cut due to it being the final but they are always hit and miss.
Lee Jong Ho – ST – 69 OVR
The Adriano punt from last weeks side paid of and similarly to that one we have Lee Jong Ho who also scored just the once for his side. What specifically stands out here though is that he scored the winner in the 95th minute of the game to see Jeonbuk take three points with a 2-1 win.
Yang Dong Hyen – ST – 68 OVR
Another punt now and yet again it comes for one goal. Hyen claimed a 7 match rating alongside MOTM and a place in the Korean TOTW for his goal in a 3-1 home win for Pohang. He could miss out but once agains I would expect strikers getting in for one goal.