Tim Ream (white jersey), shown above in 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup action against Panama, joined England's Fulham on August 20, 2015. (Photo: Mexsport)
LONDON – English Championship side Fulham announced Thursday the acquisition of United States international Tim Ream from Bolton Wanderers on a four-year deal for an undisclosed transfer fee.
The 27-year-old defender played in two of the Americans’ six matches at last month’s CONCACAF Gold Cup.
“I’m more than pleased to be here,” Ream told Fulham’s website. “It’s been a long time coming now, over the past week and a half it’s gone back and forth so I’m glad it’s finally sorted.
“The biggest thing was the history, walking into the training ground and feeling the vibe around the club and the success that previous American players have had here.”
Ream began his professional career with the New York Red Bulls in 2010, starting in each of his 58 appearances before earning a transfer to Bolton Wanderers in January 2012.
He featured 126 times for Bolton and voted Player of the Season by the fans over the last two years.
Ream made his first appearance for the United States in a 1-0 win over South Africa in November 2010, and now has 13 caps.
Fulham has been home to many U.S. internationals over the years, including forwards Brian McBride and Clint Dempsey, as well as defender Carlos Bocanegra and goalkeeper Kasey Keller. Midfielder Emeroson Hyndman is currently at the club.