of course injuries to key players have played a role, especially in attack. Jones wasn't eligible on top of injuries, Kutucu injured himself early on. Gudra and Biskup both 01 weren't always available due to fitness/injuries. but Schalke U19 are pretty bad this season that, Jones could be the 1st American at Schalke not to be involved in the U19 Championship run. Top 2 from West qualify 1-Dortmund 12 pts 2-Bochum 12 pts 3-Koln 12 pts 8-Schalke 4 pts that's from 4 games played and half those games they got trashed by Dortmund and Koln.