Tim Ream, Fulham FC (English Championship League)

Tim Ream during the Capital One Cup second round match between Fulham and Sheffield United on August 25th 2015

Tim Ream during the Capital One Cup second round match between Fulham and Sheffield United played at Craven Cottage, London on August 25th 2015

Club: Fulham FC

College: SLU Billikens
High School: St Dominic Crusaders
Youth Club: Scott Gallagher SC

Height: 6′ 1″ (185cm)
Weight: 11st 5lbs (72.0kg)
Date of Birth: 05/10/1987
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2017 March 28 – gets the start at center back against Panama in World Cup Qualifying

tim-ream-fulham-birmingham-gamereport-20172017 February 07 – Following the narrow 1-0 defeat against Birmingham City on Saturday afternoon, Tim Ream admitted that the red card was a “game changer” but was quick to highlight that the Whites were not at their best despite the sending off. After four league games away from home, the American defender is looking forward to getting back to Craven Cottage after a full week of training.

With two games in the Championship prior to the Emirates FA Cup tie with Tottenham Hotspur, Ream wants Fulham to solidify their standing in the league and look to push up the table in search of the Play-Off spots.

2017 February 07 – Fulham defender explains improved form at Craven Cottage
Last season, the west Londoners were much more vulnerable defensively but, under the Serbian, Ream and co have looked much more solid. And, with Fulham playing the ball out from the back, the American believes it has lifted his confidence and he is playing to his strengths.

2016 October 3 – Interview with Tim Ream
Life is bittersweet for Tim Ream right now. Back in the Fulham first team, and his club’s scorer against neighbours QPR, the defender still ended up on the losing side in a 2-1 defeat.

2016 October 1 – Tim Ream with 90 min at Center Back & 47′ GOAL in Fulham’s 2-1 loss vs QPR; his 1st club goal since Sept. 11, 2010 with NYRB. See it below, about the 30 sec mark. He’s #13 in white





2016 January 23 – Ream returns to starting lineup in midfield

Following nine straight starts going back to November ended after the January 2nd match, Tim was on the bench for the 2nd and 3rd matches in 2016 before getting the start this weekend. New Coach Slaviša Jokanović began his tenure January 2nd.

2015 November 12 – American Outlaws NB4 at Amsterdam Tavern

Tim Ream Joins the American Outlaws NB4 Party at Amsterdam Tavern

Tim Ream at the American Outlaws NB4 Party at Amsterdam Tavern with Ryan Patrick Smith and Lyall Stelzer

2015 October 13 – Player Ratings from another head-shaking USMNT loss

Tim Ream (Off 64′) — 8 — Perhaps the most effective Yank in a bad team first half, the steady Fulham man again impressed for his country.

2015 October 3 – Ream named to 23 man roster for #USAvMEX October 10th

Ream has started in the last three MNT matches.


Tim Ream one of two players who have not faced Mexico

2015 September 5 – Ream Delivers Strong Performance for USMNT

Overall, Ream played the fullback position with relative ease, something unseen earlier in his career. Having developed in the position as a member of Bolton, Ream has grown in recent seasons, developing a certain level of versatility that is very appreciated in a national team.

2015 September 5 – What We Learned from USAvPERU

Ream was one of the best players on the field. His calm and composed demeanor helps everyone around him to play out of the back. Defending-wise he was everywhere disrupting the Peru attacks and being a steady influence on the back line.

2015 September 4 – Player Ratings for USA-PERU (Soccer America)
6 – Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG) 16/0.
Challenged by several different Peruvian flank attackers and usually won the battles once he adjusted to the pace. Slide-tackles and step-ups were strong and well-timed. Also won a couple of duels in the air and played early balls that reached their target most of the time.

2015 September 4 – Player Ratings for USA-PERU (NBC Sports)
LB — Tim Ream: 8/10 — Ream got a much-deserved start in the defense tonight, and should hold onto his spot after putting in a strong performance. It’s a surprise he hasn’t gotten more of a run with the USMNT over his career.

2015 September 3 – USA Defender Tim Ream is a Man in Demand

Ream shoulders his responsibilities day after day without deviating from the task set in front of him. His steadiness earned him supporters’ player of the year honors at Bolton Wanderers in each of the past two seasons. It also set the stage for him to emerge from the shadows and step into the spotlight this summer.

2015 September 2 – Evaluating Fulham’s Transfer Window

Ream was a consistent Championship defender, and has already made our defense look more composed. Overall, Ream is classy acquisition that adds to Fulhamerica.

2015 August 25 – Tim starts for first time with Fulham

2015 August 25 – MLS American Exports

Tim Ream played 80 minutes in the heart of defense to celebrate a winning debut, a 3-0 blanking of guests Sheffield United. Though the defender did have one bad early turnover that forced Andrew Lonergan into a save, he was given a standing ovation at the end of a solid first showing for the Cottagers.

2015 August 25 – The Sean Davis Column

We had our first glimpse of Tim Ream on Tuesday and he had a solid debut. I was with Tim a little bit at Bolton when he first signed from New York Red Bulls. He’s a very good defender who gets touch-tight to his man, he’s got a nice left foot and he’s very comfortable on the ball, so he’ll be a great addition to the squad.

2015 August 21 – Tim Ream on why Fulham (aka Fulhamerica)

2015 August 20 – signing announcement

2015 August 20 – Fulham FC announce the signing of Time Ream

2015 August 20 – NBC Sports interview with Tim Ream and agent Patrick McCabe

2015 August 20 – Tim Ream Signs with Fulham FC

My report with links to the two stories above and a Lions of Vienna podcast reflecting on Tim’s time with Bolton

Pro Career
63/1 New York Red Bulls/MLS 2010-11
15/0 Bolton/EPL 2012
111/0 Bolton/D2 2012-15
0/0 Fulham FC 2015-2019 (contract)

As of 19 August 2015

Bolton Wanderers FC Player Profiles - Tim Ream games played

Bolton Games Played

The 27-year-old was named Bolton’s Player of the Season the last two years. Bolton finished 18th last season in the 24-team league while Fulham finished 17th.

2015 August 5 – No Short Corners Names Tim Ream USMNT Top Left Back

Yup. Klinsi wants to play the ball out of the back, we all want to. So, to me, it seems kinda obvious Ream needs a good look on the left. His experience playing in the center adds another set piece marker and he can also deliver restarts at the other end.

2015 August 5 – on Tim Ream: Why He’s Worth Keeping

I long for the day when the American is thrust back into the defensive midfield role in which he excelled previously. There, and with another defensive screen beside him to do the physical work, I believe that his ability on the ball would come to the fore.

2015 August 4 – Bolton rejects QPR bid for Tim Ream

WANDERERS have reportedly rejected a £1million bid from Queens Park Rangers for Player of the Year Tim Ream.

Ream is contracted to Wanderers until 2017 after penning a new deal 12 months ago and is a key member of Lennon’s squad having made 126 appearances since joining from MLS side New York Red Bulls in January 2012.

Tim Ream's ready for tomorrow. Are you? #USAvJAM #KeeptheCup

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2015-05-02 Ream Named POY, joins Dempsey and McBride

By winning successive Player of the Season awards, Ream joined former Fulham stars Clint Dempsey and Brian McBride as the only Americans to accomplish that feat in England

2015-05-01- Ream Crowned 2014/2015 Player of the Season for Bolton Wanderers

2015 April 24 – Tim Ream Named BWFC Supporters Player of the Year Again

Versatile American Ream has featured in all but two of Bolton’s games so far this season (40 of 42, likely 42 of 44 in a couple of weeks)

2015-02-05 Ream Continues to impress as Bolton’s utility man

2014-12-19 Bolton wins 1-0 at Millwall

Tim Ream came exceptionally close to opening his account for the club on his 100th appearance with a near post header which was blocked on the line by keeper David Forde.

2014 November 21 – Lennon: US Boss Klinsmann showed Wanderers ‘no respect’ with Ream Call

An answer on why there was no release from US Soccer regarding Tim joining the USMNT in Dublin for the match against Ireland. Neil Lennon – “And yet they call him in on the night before the game so he has to get flight on Tuesday morning to Dublin and then play one minute of an international.”

I’d say there was a lack of respect shown to Tim as well as Bolton.

2014 November 18 – not included in any of the formal press releases related to the team, it seems Tim was added to the roster for the friendly against Ireland and was brought on as a late substitute for Beckerman at defensive midfield.

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)


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

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 April 21 – audio interview with Tim as Bolton work to remain in Premier League

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

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

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


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


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.

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.

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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