Nov. 11, 2010
ST. LOUIS - Former Saint Louis University men's soccer All-American Tim Ream has been named to the U.S. Men's National Team roster that will face South Africa Nov. 17 in Cape Town, South Africa. It is Ream's first call-up to the National Team.
"I'm very excited to be called into my first National Team camp," Ream said on www.newyorkredbulls.com. "Ever since I joined Major League Soccer, it has always been a goal of mine to play for my country, and I am eager to contribute what I can to the squad."
The roster also includes USMNT assistant coach and former Billiken Mike Sorber. Coverage of the 2010 Nelson Mandela Challenge begins at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and Galavision. Fans can also follow the match live via ussoccer.com's MatchTracker.
Ream, who played for the Billikens from 2006-09, enjoyed a remarkable rookie season with the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer. An MLS Rookie of the Year finalist, Ream was one of two players in MLS this year (and one of three rookies all-time) to play in every minute of every regular-season game. He tallied one goal and helped the team concede an Eastern Conference-low 29 goals and earn 13 shutouts - both of which are franchise records. Ream was drafted by the Red Bulls in the second round (18th overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft.
Ream played in all but one game during his four-year Billiken career, totaling 82 games played and 68 starts. He ended his career with 24 points (6G, 12A). The 2009 Atlantic 10 Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Ream also was named to the NSCAA's All-America third team squad following his senior season.