Current Club: Bolton Wanderers
College: SLU Billikens
High School: St Dominic Crusaders
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)
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.
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.
Bolton News Dec 2012 – 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.
Goal.com Dec 2012 – 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.
NY Times Goal blog, Nov 2012 – Questions and Answers with Tim Ream
Bolton News, Nov 2012 – It’s been tough but US star Ream is still living the dream
Goal.com Sep 2012 – 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.
ESPN Aug 2012 Ream’s Honrymoon in Lancashire
Tim Ream signs with Bolton Wanderers
Jan 26, 2012 – 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.
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
Jan. 14, 2010 – 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.
Dec. 11, 2009 – 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.
The 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.
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