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Tim Ream Not Called Up For US Soccer Friendlies and World Cup Qualifiers

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Tim Ream was quite literally thrown to the Lions for his Bolton Wanderers debut as they took on Millwall in the FA Cup. His next two matches were the epitome of a trial by fire as the Trotters took on Chelsea and Manchester City. After what many would call a decent half season for Bolton Wanderers, defender Tim Ream will not be rewarded with a call-up to the United States Mens National Team for the upcoming friendlies and World Cup qualifiers.

Ream was tossed feet-first into the relegation battle as Gary Cahill was sold to Chelsea. With all things considered (injuries and poor performances from the whole of the defense), you could argue that Ream did as well as could be expected for someone that's been a professional footballer for just two and a half years.

Ream has been called up for the full national team six times, starting three of those and coming on as a substitute once. However, Ream had fallen a bit out of favor with Klinsmann in the later stages of his Red Bull NY career (understandably so) and has not been part of the setup since November 2011.

Klinsmann was instrumental in Tim's move to Bolton. First helping him get the trial before assisting in getting Ream's work permit approved. If the American did well at Bolton Wanderers, Klinsmann told him he would get national team playing time. Ream has done about as well as could be expected in his first six months with the Trotters.

Below is the USMNT camp that will be cut by six players to establish the 23-man squad that is expected to qualify for the World Cup.

GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (8): Carlos Bocanegra (Rangers), Geoff Cameron (Houston Dynamo), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Alfredo Morales (Hertha Berlin), Oguchi Onyewu (Sporting Lisbon), Michael Parkhurst (Nordsjaelland)

MIDFIELDERS (9): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Chievo Verona), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04), Jose Torres (Pachuca), Danny Williams (Hoffenheim), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

FORWARDS (7): Juan Agudelo (Chivas USA), Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), Terrence Boyd (Borussia Dortmund), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Herculez Gomez (Santos), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)