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Post #61
Tuesday August 4, 2020 10:15pm

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Fulham up 2-0 late in the second half of extra time. Two goals from their left back Joe Bryan. Ream has gone the whole way

hamsamwich
Post #62
Wednesday August 5, 2020 5:44am

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Typical performance at club level for Ream. He's better than the championship and not good enough for the Premier League. Great career for Tim. Also he's a lot closer to more playing time than most think for the USA. In the event of a Brooks injury he's still the backup at LCB and may even earn playing time regardless. His passing has always been top notch. With the amount of games we will have I could see Ream playing 4-6 starts in defense for the USA in qualifiers.

Dave
Post #63
Thursday August 6, 2020 12:37am

Joined Jul 2014
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Original post from hamsamwich

Typical performance at club level for Ream. He's better than the championship and not good enough for the Premier League. Great career for Tim. Also he's a lot closer to more playing time than most think for the USA. In the event of a Brooks injury he's still the backup at LCB and may even earn playing time regardless. His passing has always been top notch. With the amount of games we will have I could see Ream playing 4-6 starts in defense for the USA in qualifiers.

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Ream has always been decent at distribution. The problem(s) have always been:
1) He's prone to 1 major passing mistake every game. Usually giving the ball to the opponent in a very, very dangerous location.
2) Speed. While he can often overcome his lack of speed by taking good angles, at the international level where most players are considerably faster & more skilled than Championship level....he's often left in the dust.
3) Age...@ 32 he's on the downward slope of his career. Yes, he's experienced...but I'd much rather give the back-up role to CCV, EPB, or Alvarado.
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I agree with the number of games on the horizon that he's bound to see more playing time for the USMNT....I just hope it's not as part of the "A" Team camps/games. He can be called up for as a mentor during "B" Team camps/games.

hamsamwich
Post #64
Thursday August 6, 2020 3:06am

Joined Oct 2013
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I want to see the pair of Richards and EPB myself @dave. But with all the young players you know Gregg will look for experience somewhere and we already know he likes Ream. I could see it is what I'm saying and I'd rather him than a walker Zimmerman for example.

Know Nothing
Post #65
Thursday August 6, 2020 2:15pm

Joined Jan 2013
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Now that Fulham are in the PL, I dare say they will move on from him as a starter and use some of the money they will get from joining the PL on a better defender.

Still, his ability to play in the middle or on the left will be handy for him as a substitute.

cleancutimage
Post #66
Thursday September 10, 2020 11:14pm

Joined Oct 2013
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How does in fit with the national team? I have read good and bad reviews online about him from Fulham fans. Some say he is mistake prone and others say he is a solid, no-frills defender.
I have always been impressed by his distribution even with NYRB. He could play the ball along that ground and I always thought that was important for us stylistically. Hopefully he can be a solid defender in the Prem.

Samtom23
Post #67
Thursday September 10, 2020 11:28pm

Joined Jun 2018
Total Posts: 426
Original post from cleancutimage

How does in fit with the national team? I have read good and bad reviews online about him from Fulham fans. Some say he is mistake prone and others say he is a solid, no-frills defender.
I have always been impressed by his distribution even with NYRB. He could play the ball along that ground and I always thought that was important for us stylistically. Hopefully he can be a solid defender in the Prem.


I would hope we move on from him. Ream is always good for one mistake a game with the National team. I would also like to see a bit younger of player that we might have for 2022 and 2026. If I recall he had a mistake during the T & T loss. But I might be remembering inaccurately.

hamsamwich
Post #68
Friday September 11, 2020 12:06am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 3,388
That was Omar.

For me he's one play away from being the starting LCB. I've said it a bunch, Brooks isn't reliable from an every game standpoint. Usually only plays 1 out of 2 friendlies, Injuries, etc. Ream will be right there for the games against the crappier teams. He's not the end all be all but he can pass the ball very well. Not a LB by any stretch of the imagination, though Gregg has.

Samtom23
Post #69
Friday September 11, 2020 1:12am

Joined Jun 2018
Total Posts: 426
Original post from hamsamwich

That was Omar.

For me he's one play away from being the starting LCB. I've said it a bunch, Brooks isn't reliable from an every game standpoint. Usually only plays 1 out of 2 friendlies, Injuries, etc. Ream will be right there for the games against the crappier teams. He's not the end all be all but he can pass the ball very well. Not a LB by any stretch of the imagination, though Gregg has.


I agree Brooks health is an issue. I know Bayern is playing Richards at LCB but that could be to either work with his weaker foot or because they have a stronger prospect at RCB. Bayern knows the answer to that.

I would prefer Miagza over Ream mainly due to Ream's age but Miagza's temperament might case a problem.

stoked-3
Post #70
Friday September 11, 2020 2:54am

Joined Mar 2020
Total Posts: 76
Original post from hamsamwich

That was Omar.

For me he's one play away from being the starting LCB. I've said it a bunch, Brooks isn't reliable from an every game standpoint. Usually only plays 1 out of 2 friendlies, Injuries, etc. Ream will be right there for the games against the crappier teams. He's not the end all be all but he can pass the ball very well. Not a LB by any stretch of the imagination, though Gregg has.


I like brooks but believe we can not count on him-he always seems to be hurt when it comes to friendlies. I am hoping Richrds and EPB will get a look-also believe Alvardo will receive a call up as well -I have not seen him play in a while but he was always good with his feet would be curios if his defending has improved.

For me, Ream got a bad deal, he should have been called into a couple yrs earlier than he did. At this point he is not playing his real position and is older-he is a solid pro and someone who can step in if needed but would love to see someone younger get a couple looks

Dave
Post #71
Friday September 11, 2020 3:15am

Joined Jul 2014
Total Posts: 1,090
I cannot stand the thought of Ream being relied upon for the USMNT. His lack of speed and habit of making a MAJOR mistake in every game is a real issue for me. Personally I don't care for Long much either, and have Miazga as the starting RCB. Yes his temper could be a liability, but he has that don't back down attitude that is often needed in some games. However, back to the LCB spot, I'd much rather have one of the younger options as the back-up to Brooks...
CCV - While he was loaned to a much worse team last season, he did perform well for them in the same league as Ream.
EPB - While in a worse league he was a consistent player for his Austrian club.
M. Robinson - While most often a RCB, he could be used as the back-up LCB.
Richards - With a strong showing in Olympics will vault to the top of the list.
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Brooks injuries have been an issue, but much of it can potentially be attributed to the travel from Europe to the US during short windows (WCQ). When he's been part of longer camps (Gold Cup & Copa America) he's had some of his strongest showings and been able to play well across multiple games.

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