A rare type of show featuring a current member of the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team and active professional at the highest levels in Europe. Tim Ream co-hosts with fellow St. Louis native and network broadcaster Steve Schlanger to take a deep dive into soccer's biggest topics. Unique insights and perspective from inside the game as well as exclusive interviews with high profile guests.
Bernd Leno: Being a top Premier League keeper, German national team, are all GKs mad?
Tim Ream and Steve Schlanger are joined by Fulham's number one (although technically he wears number 17) Bernd Leno! Bernd is one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League in every conceivable aspect. He joins the American Dream team to discuss playing alongside Tim, why most goalkeepers are a bit nuts, the current situation with the German national side, VAR, and much more. Bernd also shares some early memories, including what it feels like to make your Champions League debut at the tender age of 19.
USMNT reflections, Fulham motivations, Thanksgiving traditions
On this episode of The American Dream with Steve Schlanger and Tim Ream, Tim reflects on an eventful USMNT camp, which saw his 10-man side lose to Trinidad and Tobago in their final game. Tim looks back at the year with the national team and gives his verdict on how he will remember this spell. Steve and Tim also look ahead to Fulham's very important home fixture against Wolves on Monday night, which is perhaps a little more significant than usual, given Fulham's recent poor form. The team then end by chatting about some of Tim's family Thanksgiving traditions from the UK.
11/20/23: Everton fallout, USMNT preview, Sergio’s Shakira sh*thousery
Hello The American Dream subscribers, this is a sample episode of Early Kick Off from the Men in Blazers Media Network, all your global football stories straight from the back pages of Europe's newspapers in around 10 to 15 minutes.
On today's episode: all the fallout from Everton's 10 point punishment following their breach of the Premier League's FFP rules, USMNT preview ahead of their CONCACAF Nation's League quarter final against Trinidad and Tobago on Monday, Wrexham and Accrington Stanley lock horns in Twitter beef, international round-up, and Sergio Ramos shithouses his old nemesis at the Latin Grammys.
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Fulham's Manchester United heartbreak, greatest manager freak-out, VAR madness
In this episode of The American Dream with Tim Ream and Steve Schlanger, Tim looks back at this Saturday's heartbreaking defeat to Manchester United at Craven Cottage, sharing insights into how the team get over such a disappointing loss in the last moments of the game. Tim also shares a wild anecdote about a ferocious full-time team talk an ex-manager gave following an FA Cup defeat to Liverpool. Also, Tim and Steve discuss yet more VAR madness after Monday night's crazy Premier League fixture between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea.
Tosin Adarabioyo: Playing under Pep, partnering Tim, England or Nigeria?
On this episode of The American Dream with Tim Ream and Steve Schlanger, the pair welcome Fulham centre-back (and Tim Ream's defensive partner) Tosin! Throughout this episode Tosin shares his experiences coming through the ranks at Manchester City under Pep, where he witnessed how rapidly the club was developing over the years he was there. He also talks candidly about what it was like to play in the Champions League at such a young age, whether he'll choose England or Nigeria to represent internationally, how he is recovering from his groin injury, and what it is like to play alongside Tim at Fulham.
Playing league leaders, Marco's new contract, international recovery
In this episode of The American Dream with Tim Ream and Steve Schlanger, Tim reflects on the latest international camp with the USMNT and shares some jet-lag recovery techniques. Tim also gives his opinion on which team is the best in the Premier League so far, following Fulham FC's disappointing defeat to table-topping Spurs at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium on Monday night. Also, upon news of Marco Silva's 3-year contract extension, Tim shares some stories of interactions with previous managers and sheds light on the relationships that develop between player and coach.
A fun listen
If you are into the USMNT, Fulham or American soccer in general, you’ll likely find this show a worthwhile listen. Tim has gotten interviews with a number of his teammates and has been able to get them to open up and share their personal experiences and views. Steve keeps things flowing and you can tell he’s been in the biz for a while.
I would make a suggestion that Steve might want to reduce the amount of banter directed at Tim each show; it’s easy to cross into cringe territory and doesn’t really enhance the listening experience, at least for me.
I look forward to additional episodes and interviews. Keep up the good work guys!
Great to hear stories, anecdotes and all things overall from the players, at the end they are protagonist of the game
Tim Ream is as exceptional as a podcaster as he is a footballer. Incredible insight and in-depth coverage. Great for the average football fan, but even better if you’re a Fulham fan. 5 stars to Tim Ream forever.