STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Cameron Jerome of Stoke City holds off Tim Ream of Bolton Wanderers during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Bolton Wanderers at Britannia Stadium on May 13, 2012 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
United States Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has announced the first half of the team's camp leading up to World Cup qualifiers this summer. Klinsmann has decided to announce the camp in two sets: one today and one
Klinsmann will call in a total of 29 players, cutting six to make final 23-man roster for the United States' World Cup qualifying campaign. Tim Ream has not made the first cut by being brought into the team.
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.
Ream was not included in the first round of call ups but he may be announced as one of the 13 additional players on May 20th
The rest of the first round USMNT call up list:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (4): Carlos Bocanegra (Rangers), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover), Alfredo Morales (Hertha Berlin)
MIDFIELDERS (8): 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)
FORWARDS (1): Clint Dempsey (Fulham)