Ream: Wanderers are my passport back to USA squad

First published in Sport

WANDERERS defender Tim Ream believes a recall for the USA national team will come once he gets games under his belt at club level.

Ream has been omitted from recent squads picked by US coach Jurgen Klinsmann. He has not figured for his country since a friendly against Ecuador more than a year ago and not at all since moving to Wanderers in January.

But rather than feel frozen out, he has spoken with Klinsmann regularly and understands the explanation why he hasn’t been involved.

He accepts, however, he will only secure a quick recall if he is playing regularly for Wanderers.

Ream told the New York Times: “Obviously, the first step is getting games consistently.

“After that you can’t really look too far ahead.

“You want more national team games and to get called into camps and be part of that group being with 15, 16, 20 guys you have something in common with.

“I spoke with the manager about the last two camps.

“At the beginning of August I was on the verge of being called in, but it was the beginning of the season and Jurgen didn’t want to get in the way.

“Then, this last camp, I was going to go then Owen Coyle got fired and Jurgen didn’t want to take me away from some solid training with the new manager.

“I think I’m right there. If I start to get games, and games in a row, hopefully I’ll be right in the mix.”

Ream has eight international caps to date, all picked up during his time in the MLS with New York Red Bulls.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree