Jurgen Klinsmann gives Bolton Wanderer's Tim Ream a cold shoulder
WHITES defender Tim Ream has been left out of the United States international squad for their final World Cup qualifiers against Jamaica and Panama.
The 26-year-old defender has been one of the star performers for Wanderers in recent weeks after fighting his way back into Dougie Freedman’s first team.
But those displays have not been enough to earn him a place in Jurgen Klinsmann’s squad as the US, who have already secured a place in next year’s tournament in Brazil, look to end their qualifying campaign on a high by finishing top of their group for the third successive time.
With Craig Davies, who returned from injury in Saturday’s win at Birmingham as a late substitute, only on standby for the Wales squad for their final qualifying matches, Wanderers have just two senior players on international duty this week.
Chung-Yong Lee travels to Korea, who have also qualified for next year’s finals, for two home friendlies against Mali and next year’s hosts Brazil. If he plays in both matches, he will earn his 50th international cap against Brazil.
Meanwhile, goalkeeper Adam Bogdan faces crunch games against Holland on Friday and at home to Andorra four days later as Hungary look to qualify for the play-offs by finishing second in Group D.
Wanderers have three of their development squad on standby – Northern Ireland’s Chris Lester and Republic of Ireland duo Cian Bolger and Conor Wilkinson.