Tim Ream

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Tim Ream
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Ream playing for the United States at the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Personal information
Full name Timothy Michael Ream[1]
Date of birth (1987-10-05) October 5, 1987 (age 33)[2]
Place of birth St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.86 m)[3]
Position(s) Center back[4]
Club information
Current team
Fulham
Number 13
Youth career
2003–2005 St. Louis Scott Gallagher
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Saint Louis Billikens 82 (6)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Chicago Fire Premier 19 (0)
2010–2011 New York Red Bulls 58 (1)
2012–2015 Bolton Wanderers 114 (0)
2015– Fulham 182 (2)
National team
2010– United States 41 (1)
Honours
Representing  United States
Runner-up CONCACAF Gold Cup 2011
Runner-up CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019
Men's Soccer
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 30, 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 16, 2020

Timothy Michael Ream (born October 5, 1987) is an American professional association football player who plays as a center back for Premier League club Fulham and the United States national team.

Career[edit]

Youth and college[edit]

Born in St. Louis, Missouri,[5] 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. Ream also played with academy club St. Louis Scott Gallagher, winning national championships in 2003 and 2004.[citation needed]

Ream attended Saint Louis University where he was a regular figure as a defender for the Saint Louis Billikens, earning NSCAA first-team All-Region and second-team All-Conference honors. During his college years Ream also played for Chicago Fire Premier in the USL Premier Development League.[6]

New York Red Bulls[edit]

"He has a future. I probably shouldn't say too much, but Ream has a chance to be a national team player. He's a center back who is comfortable and calm in possession of the ball. He plays a good passing game, he's an excellent passer. A European-type center back who, I think, reminds me of Rio Ferdinand in the Premier League. Ream is strong tactically and never stressed, and of course he's good in the air. He has a top-class attitude and spirit."

-Red Bulls coach Hans Backe speaking about Tim Ream, March 17, 2010 [7]

Ream was drafted in the second round (18th overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by New York Red Bulls.[8] His play during pre-season impressed many observers, including new coach Hans Backe who was pleased with his distribution and tactical awareness.[citation needed]

On March 20, 2010, Ream started and played the full 90 minutes for Red Bulls in a 3–1 victory against Santos FC, which was the first match played at the new Red Bull Arena.[9] He made his professional debut on March 27, 2010, playing the full 90 in New York's opening game of the 2010 MLS season against Chicago Fire that ended in a 1–0 victory for New York.[10] On September 11, 2010, he scored his first professional goal (and MLS goal) against the Colorado Rapids in a 3–1 win for New York Red Bulls. Ream ended his first professional season starting all 30 matches for New York and helped New York capture its second regular season Eastern Conference title.[11] Upon the conclusion of the 2010 season, he was named the team's Defender of the Year, and he was one of three listed candidates for MLS Rookie of the Year.[12][13]

During Ream's second season in New York, he played and started in 28 of 34 matches during the regular season; he missed 6 matches largely due to international call-ups during the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[citation needed]

In December 2011, during the MLS off-season, Ream spent a short time training with both West Bromwich Albion and Bolton Wanderers with permission from the Red Bulls to maintain his fitness during the winter break.[14] At the beginning of January 2012, Bolton made a transfer offer of £2.5m for him.[15] The bid was accepted and after personal terms were agreed he received a work permit on January 24.[16]

Bolton Wanderers[edit]

Ream playing for Bolton Wanderers in 2015

Bolton completed the signing of Ream on January 26, 2012, on a three-and-a-half-year contract.[17] He canceled his honeymoon so that he could sign for Bolton.[18] He was given the number 32 shirt and made his debut for the club in Bolton's 2–0 FA Cup win at Millwall on February 18.[19] He made his Premier League debut the following weekend in Bolton's 3–0 defeat at Chelsea.[20] On March 10, 2012, he assisted Darren Pratley's opening goal in a 2–1 win over Queens Park Rangers.[21] He went on to appear ten games straight towards the end of the season, but was unable to help the club survive relegation in the Premier League.[citation needed]

For the start of the 2012–13 season, Ream was given the number 5 shirt, previously worn by Gary Cahill.[22] He was given his first start of the 2012–13 season in a 2–0 loss against Burnley.[23] However, he was sidelined from the first team, due to losing his starting place[24] and was relegated to the substitutes bench. Despite this, Ream went on to make fifteen appearances.[citation needed]

Ahead of the 2013–14 season, Ream was linked with a move to Middlesbrough, a move that was denied by the club and Ream.[25] After appearing the first three matches as an unused substitute, he started as defensive midfielder for four matches in September.[26] In early February 2014, he was forced to wear a protective mask in Wanderers games after a collision with Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin.[27] Throughout the 2013–14 season, Ream played at left back and center back, where he established his partnership with Matt Mills[28] and redeemed himself in the first team making 42 appearances. At the end of that season, he was voted the fans' player of the year[29] and the club's player of the year.[30]

Ahead of the 2014–15 season, on July 6, 2014, Ream signed a new three-year contract with Bolton that lasts until the summer of 2017.[31] Over the course of the season, he made a total of 44 appearances, missing two matches, one as an unused substitute against Derby County on September 27, 2014[32] and one through injury.[33] For the second season in a row, he was named as Bolton's player of the year.[34]

Ahead of the 2015–16 season, Ream was linked with a move to Championship rivals Queens Park Rangers, who made a bid for him. However, the bid was rejected.[35]

Fulham[edit]

Ream playing for Fulham in 2016

On August 20, 2015, Ream was sold to Fulham, with whom he signed a four-year contract.[36] The move was undisclosed fee and has an option to extend his stay by a further year.[37]

He made his Fulham debut on August 29, 2015, in a 3–1 win over Rotherham United, playing 90 minutes.[38] He made 29 appearances for the club in his first season, partly due to international commitment[39] and injuries.[40][41] After initially playing as a center back, he was used at left back towards the end of the season, following the departure of James Husband.[42] He scored his first goal for the club in a 2–1 loss against Queens Park Rangers on October 1, 2016.[43]

International career[edit]

On November 11, 2010, Ream was called up to the United States men's national soccer team for the first time as part of an 18-man roster for a match against South Africa on November 17 in Cape Town.[44] He made his international debut against South Africa on November 17, 2010. He started the match and played until the 67th minute before being replaced by Nat Borchers. The U.S. won 1–0 with the lone goal coming from fellow Red Bull teammate Juan Agudelo. On January 22, 2011, he earned his second international cap against Chile in a 1–1 draw. He played all 90 minutes at center back.[citation needed]

Ream started in their first game of the 2011 Gold Cup, a 2–0 win over Canada. He also started the second match against Panama, which the U.S. lost 2–1 for their first ever loss in Gold Cup group play. In the 34th minute, he committed a foul on Blas Pérez resulting in a penalty kick for Panama. The penalty was converted by Gabriel Gómez and became the match-winner.[45] In the next match, against Guadeloupe, he was replaced by Eric Lichaj and did not play in the final four matches of the 2011 Gold Cup.[citation needed]

After a two-year absence, Ream was again called into the U.S. national team in 2013[46] appearing as an unused substitute against Bosnia and Herzegovina on August 14, 2013. On September 3, 2014, he played his first international match in three years, playing 45 minutes in a 1–0 win over Czech Republic.[47]

Ream also was called up for the 2015 Gold Cup where he played all 90 minutes against the Haiti national team and helped preserve a 1–0 clean sheet.[48] He scored his first international goal on May 22, 2016, in a friendly against Puerto Rico at the Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.[49]

Personal life[edit]

In January 2012, Ream married his childhood sweetheart Kristen Sapienza, who is also a soccer player.[50] Twenty-four hours after getting married Ream canceled his honeymoon planned in Tahiti to undergo a move to Bolton Wanderers.[18] Ream later stated in The Bolton News interview that he still made a right choice in canceling his honeymoon.[51]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played February 19, 2021

Sources:

  • For English clubs:[52]
  • For Major League Soccer, MLS Cup:[53]
  • For U.S. Open Cup:[52]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup[a] League Cup[b] Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
New York Red Bulls 2010 Major League Soccer 30 1 1 0 2 0 33 1
2011 Major League Soccer 28 0 1 0 3 0 32 0
Total 58 1 2 0 5 0 65 1
Bolton Wanderers 2011–12 Premier League 13 0 1 0 14 0
2012–13 Championship 15 0 1 0 1 0 17 0
2013–14 Championship 42 0 2 0 1 0 45 0
2014–15 Championship 44 0 3 0 2 0 49 0
Total 114 0 7 0 4 0 125 0
Fulham 2015–16 Championship 29 0 1 0 2 0 32 0
2016–17 Championship 34 1 3 0 3 0 2[c] 0 42 1
2017–18 Championship 44 1 1 0 0 0 3[c] 0 48 1
2018–19 Premier League 26 0 1 0 2 0 29 0
2019–20 Championship 44 0 6 0 0 0 3[c] 0 53 0
2020–21 Premier League 5 0 2 0 1 0 8 0
Total 182 2 14 0 8 0 8 0 211 2
Career total 354 3 23 0 17 0 8 0 402 3
  1. ^ Includes U.S. Open Cup, FA Cup
  2. ^ Includes MLS Cup, League/EFL Cup
  3. ^ a b c Appearances in Championship play-offs

International[edit]

As of November 16, 2020[52]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
United States 2010 1 0
2011 6 0
2012 0 0
2013 0 0
2014 4 0
2015 9 0
2016 1 1
2017 5 0
2018 0 0
2019 14 0
2020 1 0
Total 41 1
Source:[citation needed]
List of international goals scored by Tim Ream
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 May 22, 2016 Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium, Bayamón, Puerto Rico  Puerto Rico 1–0 3–1 Friendly

Honors[edit]

Fulham

Individual

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