Charlotte FC close to signing Tim Ream from Premier League side Fulham

Charlotte FC is close to signing centre-back Tim Ream For the second half of the 2024 MLS.

The US national team defender is said to be set to end his long career with Premier League side Fulham Strengthening the back line From the concession of Bank of America Stadium.

As reported by Tom Bogert The athletethe next TopBin90Initial report, Talks between the North Carolina side and the 36-year-old are well underway. Ream's performance in England was important for Cottgers, however His contract expires in mid-2025 And this season really showed Physical problems kept him off the field.

now, the The defender is training with USMNT before Copa America 2024Despite the way they lined up towards the end of the season, it was to be expected Chris Richards and Cameron Carter-Vickers would be Gregg Berhalter's first two options For the championship between CONMEBOL and CONCACAF: Ream will play the role of backup defender.

Charlotte FC ranks fifth in the Eastern Conference Under the leadership of Dean Smith, a coach who received his managerial training in the English Premier League. If Ream lands at North Carolina, the goals will be clear: make the playoffs. Just existence It has conceded 18 goals so far– Charlotte FC has the fourth best defense in the MLS this season.

Considering Fulham’s performance in the English Premier League in recent years with Ream in the team, The defender has become a key part of the Cottagers' return to the English Premier League On up to three occasions. It was too He won the Most Valuable Player award in the 2017-2018 seasonthe year they achieved promotion to the Premier League.

His strong performance in 2022 prompted Berhalter to start him during the World Cup in Qatar, which saw He played 90 minutes in all four USMNT World Cup matches. However, he is now likely to have a secondary role in the Copa America, but he will certainly be one of the most important figures in the dressing room given the benefits he can bring to a young team away from the pitch.


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