Bolton Wanderers (Championship)
#5 | Defender
October 5, 1987 (Age: 27)
St. Louis, Missouri
6' 1", 165 lbs (1.85 m, 75 kg)
A native of St. Louis, Tim Ream did not stray far from home when choosing a college program. The defender spent four seasons with the St. Louis Billikens before the New York Red Bulls chose him in the second round of the 2010 MLS draft.
While Ream spent much of his college career at left back, he was converted to CB in the professional ranks and became an immediate starter for New York. He made a splash during his rookie year and narrowly missed out on Rookie of the Year honors, finishing second to Andy Najar.
Ream's second year in New York contained shaky moments as the Red Bulls struggled with team defense. Nonetheless, his talent continued to be recognized by US national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann as well as clubs abroad. In January 2012, Ream moved to Bolton Wanderers for a fee reported to be in the range of $3m.
Ream earned his first call to the US national team in November 2010 for a friendly against South Africa. He went on to make six more appearances for the Stars & Stripes in 2011, including several at the CONCACAF Gold Cup.