Tim Ream, Bolton Wanderers (English Championship League)

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Tim Ream with son on final day at The Reebok, 2014

Club: Bolton Wanderers
College: SLU Billikens
High School: St Dominic Crusaders
Youth Club:

Height: 6′ 1″ (185cm)
Weight: 11st 5lbs (72.0kg)
Date of Birth: 05/10/1987
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NEWS
2014 October 8 – Ream re-establishing his defensive Role (in USMNT)
27-year-old U.S. defender Tim Ream is set to resume his comeback after a three-year stint away from the U.S. MNT. Ream is hoping to follow up his second-half appearance during the USA’s 1-0 win against the Czech Republic on Sept. 3 in Prague. That was his first game since the U.S. MNT’s 1-0 loss to Ecuador on Oct. 11, 2011.

2014 October 6 – Ream included in 22 player roster for USMNT Friendlies
A total of 15 players return from the USA’s 1-0 win against Czech Republic on Sept. 3 in Prague, including 10 starters and game-winning goal scorer Alejandro Bedoya. Tim Ream earned his eighth cap in that game, and made his first appearance since the USA’s 1-0 loss to Ecuador on Oct. 11, 2011.

2014 September 1 – Ream hoping for another U.S. chance
But there was a trace of excitement in his voice as the prospect of making his first international appearance in almost three years continued to sink in.

2014 August 5 – Bolton Wanderers comeback kid Tim Ream is ready to build on a year to remember

2014 July 25 Bolton Wanderers and USA star Tim Ream talks about his World Cup disappointment
AFTER missing out on one of the USA’s finest footballing hours, Tim Ream admits to feeling a tinge of jealousy during this summer’s World Cup.

2014 July 08 Bolton Wanderers confirm new three-year deal for USMNT defender Tim Ream
WANDERERS have tonight confirmed last season’s double player of the year Tim Ream has penned a new three-year contract at the Macron Stadium. As revealed exclusively by The Bolton News in May, Ream’s new deal runs until the summer of 2017, replacing his previous contract which was due to run out in 12 months.

2014 May 28 – Bolton Wanderers Agree to new Three Year Contract with Tim Ream
Sources in Ream’s native US have revealed the 26-year-old defender has verbally agreed and shook hands on the new terms after the offer from the club to replace his current contract which still has one year left to run.

2014 May 14 – World Cup D-Ream is over for our Tim
Tim Ream will not be heading to the World Cup but the Wanderers defender can take solace from the fact he did everything he could to be involved in Brazil.

2014 May 13 – a pair of stories from NYC where Tim Ream has been training since the end of Bolton’s season in hopes of making the USMNT roster which did not come to pass include Red Bulls’ boss Petke says Ream, not Eddie Johnson, the surprise USMNT snub and A DESERVING SHOT (Petke: Ream deserved to be on 30-man roster)

2014 May 01 – Tim Ream wins Club’s Player of the Year Award
Tim Ream has been named as the club’s official Player of the Year for the 2013/14 season. The American international claimed the annual award after winning 39 percent of fans’ votes in an online poll. Lukas Jutkiewicz finished runner-up with 19 percent of the votes, whilst Neil Danns round off the top three with 13 percent.

Ream has made a total 44 appearances for Bolton this season, impressing in a number of different positions.

2014 April 29 – Tim Ream Awarded Bolton Wanderers Supporters Association Player of the Year Award
Tim Ream has been crowned as the Bolton Wanderers Supporters Association (BWSA) Player of the Year. The American international pipped Neil Danns to the gong, which was presented at the BWSA end of season social held at the Reebok Stadium on Tuesday evening.

2012 March 16 – How Arsenal can help Bolton beat Spurs
Bolton’s American star Tim Ream wants to knock Tottenham out of the FA Cup – by playing the Arsenal way. Growing up in St Louis, the young Ream was educated the Gunners way as a young player under a disciple of Arsene Wenger, who made him watch and learn from the Gunners’ Invincibles.

The centre-half to-be and his youth team pals could not escape the philosophy and style of Spurs’ greatest rivals as they came under the spell of coach Tommy Howe.

2012 January – Tim Ream signs with Bolton Wanderers

INTERNATIONAL
2014 August 28 – Tim Ream Called in for Czech Republic Friendly
USA Takes the Field for First Time Since Reaching Round of 16 in 2014 FIFA World Cup; We look at this as the start of our project towards Russia in 2018, and in this first step we get to look at many of our talented young players based in Europe,” said Klinsmann

2014 February 27 – Tim Ream Called in for Ukraine Friendly

2013 August 14 – Tim Ream Called in for Bosnia-Herzegovina friendly
The 25-year-old has been picked by US coach Jurgen Klinsmann for the first time since October 2011. Ream has eight international caps.
2012 September – Goal.com Klinsmann clarifies that Ream is on U.S. standby list for World Cup qualifiers
Bolton indicated that Ream would be called up for the USA, but coach Klinsmann clarified that the defender was merely part of the preliminary roster.

Nov. 11, 2010 – Former Saint Louis University men’s soccer All-American Tim Ream has been named to the U.S. Men’s National Team roster that will face South Africa Nov. 17 in Cape Town, South Africa. It is Ream’s first call-up to the National Team.

“I’m very excited to be called into my first National Team camp,” Ream said on www.newyorkredbulls.com. “Ever since I joined Major League Soccer, it has always been a goal of mine to play for my country, and I am eager to contribute what I can to the squad.”

Ream, who , enjoyed a remarkable rookie season with the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer. An MLS Rookie of the Year finalist, Ream was one of two players in MLS this year (and one of three rookies all-time) to play in every minute of every regular-season game. He tallied one goal and helped the team concede an Eastern Conference-low 29 goals and earn 13 shutouts – both of which are franchise records. Ream was drafted by the Red Bulls in the second round (18th overall) of the 2010 MLS

PROFESSIONAL
2014 May 01 – Tim Ream wins club’s Player of the Year award

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Tim Ream and Neil Danns, BWSA Player of the Year 2014 and runner up

2014 April 29 – American defender wins supporters association Player of the YearTim Ream has been crowned as the Bolton Wanderers Supporters Association (BWSA) Player of the Year

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Tim Ream, wearing mask to protect broken nose

2014 January 31 – Ipswich 1-0 Bolton: McGoldrick strikes to keep Tractor Boys on track for play-offs
Added primarily to picture Tim in his protective gear as he continues his starting role.

2014 January 28 – Tim Ream injury sparks defensive dilemma at Bolton
2014 January 7 – Here’s what people are saying about … Tim Ream
A nice summary of Tim’s two year career at Bolton with an emphasis on his current fine run of form. I’ve linked to most of the stories referenced as they’ve appeared (see below) but this is timely

Bolton Wanderers v Queens Park Rangers - Sky Bet Championship

2013 Sep 18 – Tim Ream a revelation in center midfield
Bolton manager Dougie Freedman made the decision to start Tim Ream against Queens Park Rangers but not in defense. Ream was played in a more advanced role, sitting just behind the midfield pairing of Medo Kamara and Jay Spearing. In the QPR clash and the two matches since, the American has made that position his own. (includes GIF of excellent play leading to assist on game-tying goal).

Tim’s interview following the match against QPR after his Man-of-the-Match recognition (story below)

2013 August 23 – The Bolton News with a pair of stories, Dougie will look at new shape and Tim Ream looks for 1st Team spot

TIM Ream hopes his man-of-the-match display against QPR has given Wanderers manager Dougie Freedman food for thought. The US international was a surprise selection in a more advanced role as a deep-lying midfielder against the R’s. But he took to the role like a duck to water and admitted post-match he relished the opportunity to impress.

Daily Mail Live Action update on Bolton Wanders hosting QPR

71min: Third and final sub for Bolton – Ream off, Rob hall on. What a shame, Ream has been exceptional today but has to be taken off through a hamstring injury. Youngster Hall comes on, but with Mark Davies, Darren Pratley and Stuart Holden still out, this will be a worry to Freedman.

Tim was also featured in the weekly Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind at Soccer by Ives including a nice action shot to lead the column.

2012 December – Bolton News Tim dreams of starring role in Wanderers defence
Defender Tim Ream is determined to achieve his dream of a regular starting berth for Wanderers. The American has started just once under new boss Dougie Freedman, pictured below, and made two substitute appearances – the most recent a late appearance off the bench in Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Huddersfield.

2012 December – Goal.com Tim Ream remains committed to Bolton despite uncertain U.S. future
… he is committed to staying at Bolton and proving himself while discussing his future with the national team.
2012 November – NY Times Goal blog Questions and Answers with Tim Ream
2012 November – Bolton News It’s been tough but US star Ream is still living the dream

2012 August – ESPN Ream’s Honrymoon in Lancashire

2012 January 26 – Bolton Wanderers confirm the signing of defender Tim Ream from New York Red Bulls for an undisclosed fee. The United States international has signed a three-and-a-half year contract at the Reebok Stadium after making the move across the Atlantic. Ream, 24, returns to Wanderers after spending a week-long stint training with the football club at the back end of last year during the MLS off-season.

tim-ream-redbullny-mls 2010 January 14 – Saint Louis All-America defender Tim Ream (St. Louis, Mo./St. Dominic) was drafted by the New York Red Bulls in today’s MLS SuperDraft in Philadelphia. He was the 18th player selected overall, and the second player taken in the second round.

COLLEGE
2009 December 11 – Saint Louis University senior defender Tim Ream was named a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) third-team All-American today. The honor comes a day after Ream, sophomore Mike Roach and freshman Alex Sweetin were named to the NSCAA’s Mid Atlantic All-Region squad. Ream and Roach landed on the All-Region first team, while Sweetin was named to the third team.

tim-ream-slu-billikensThe 2009 Atlantic 10 Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Ream started all 22 games for the Billikens this season and contributed a career-high 17 points (6G, 5A) to rank second on the team. He notched two game winners, including a crucial tally late in the A-10 semifinal matchup against Rhode Island that vaulted the Billikens into the A-10 Championship game.

Ream played for the Billikens from 2006-09, appearing in all but one game during his four-year Billiken career, totaling 82 games played and 68 starts. He ended his career with 24 points (6G, 12A). The 2009 Atlantic 10 Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Ream also was named to the NSCAA’s All-America third team squad following his senior season.

YOUTH
From Wikipedia – Ream was a 2005 NSCAA All-Midwest Region selection with his high school, St. Dominic, and after finishing his career with 15 goals and a school-record 39 assists, was tabbed All-State, All-Conference and Class 2 Defensive Player of the Year in both 2004 and 2005, was a St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro selection and garnered Archdiocesan Athletic Association Player of the Year honors following senior season. He helped lead St. Dominic to the 2004 Missouri Class 2 state title. Played for Scott Gallagher U.S. Club national champs in 2003 and 2004.

Tim Ream’s MLS goal

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