At this rate, we may know most of the U.S. roster by the time Jurgen Klinsmann lifts the lid on it Sunday afternoon.
Yesterday word filtered out of England that Tim Ream would make a return to the U.S. national team for the coming pair of World Cup qualifiers, is sort of Jamaican two-step. The Americans face the Reggae Boyz on Sept. 7 in Kingston and then again four nights later back in the United States, on Sept. 11 in Columbus.
Ream’s last appearance in the U.S. shirt came last fall in a 1-1 draw against Ecuador. That seem like an entire career ago for the U.S. center back, who was a New York Red Bulls man at the time. A few months later Ream moved to Bolton, where he remains a starter for the English second tier side.
Today, word came out of Dallas that Brek Shea will get a call as well. Journalist Daniel Robertson was the first to report so, quoting FCD manager Schellas Hyndman following Friday’s practice.
Shea was never a slam dunk on this one since his call-up for the recent friendly against Mexico was more career therapy than performance-related reward. Still, Shea did help concoct the killer goal, so this hardly represents a reach, either.
U.S. Soccer spokesman Michael Kammarman said the 23-man roster will be released Sunday afternoon. Manager Jurgen Klinsmann is expected to be made available shortly thereafter to talk about his selections.