MLS CUP: WHAT IT MEANS TO ME – TIM REAM continues its series of videos ahead of the home leg of the team’s Eastern Conference Semifinal series with the San Jose Earthquakes.  As the Red Bulls begin their quest for MLS Cup, we explore some of the great stories that the team presents, in their own words.

We continue the MLS Cup: What it means to me series with defender Tim Ream.  The MLS Rookie of the Year finalist may be in his first professional season, but has proven to be a rising star in Major League Soccer.  Having played every minute of every match for New York this season and with talk about his candidacy for US National Team heating up, experiencing the intensity of the MLS Cup playoffs is something the youngster is looking forward to with his usual humility and determination.

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  1. marcia Says:

    Ream gets my vote for Rookie of the Year, nice kid, great defender, super future, this guy will be on our national team. He has terrific reflexes, he reads the game well and communicates with his teammates, now if he can only stay grounded and committed to family, friends and himself he’ll be fine. Good Luck Timmy!

  2. Starks in Tampa Says:

    Very good young player, I think Erik, Hans, and the rest of the management group really hit a homerun with this pick….he has shown such great poise for a rookie in the center no less and he will only get better. I hope the league grows to great lenth in the coming years where they can afford to keep young players such as Ream in MLS.

    very good young player.

    • Cindy Says:

      i hope RBNY keeps hold of Richie Williams for as long as possible! he was integral in Ream’s draft and bringing on Chris Albright! they day one of these teams wakes up and offers Williams the big money to be their head coach will be a tough day for us, unless of course he’s a future coach for us!

      • Starks in Tampa Says:

        I agree Richie Williams was key in drafting Ream. If you watched some of the draft videos, you can see Richie telling Erik and Hans, “if ream is there we take him”….great stuff.

  3. Dario Says:

    I hope to see Ream continue to improve and make his way as a regular(with Gonzo) at Cb for the USNT in the future.

    I have a lot of faith in him, just look at how poised he is so early in his career.

  4. Ceez Says:

    Love the kid. Amazing potential. Great size, strength, distribution, soccer IQ, poise, etc etc. He has what it takes.

    One thing RBNY, please stop with the “100 Rumors. 50 Names. 1 Star.” Please tell me how the “100 RUMORS(?)” and “50 Names.” pieces still fit in all of this? That whole thing was for Henry. I realize this is something small, entirely trivial but come on…some originality.

    Anyway. Let’s go RBNY!!!!!

  5. Slayer Says:

    Do you think they will snatch him up to play overseas a la Onyewu? Not sure if he has the size and skill to do damage in the premier league or serie a…

    • Starks in Tampa Says:

      well he probably needs to bulk up a little more which I am sure he will do however size really is not that much of a factor….this isnt the NFL, or NBA or NHL…..thats what is so great about soccer, its all about talent not size…now do I think he has the speed to play in Europe? I dont know….

  6. bryan Says:

    future usa mens team player..

  7. alex Says:

    the slow mo is so lame lmao.

  8. Dario Says:

    I hope we crush SJ, then Colorado…then Dallas in the Final.

    This is our year…

    • Starks in Tampa Says:

      ummm dude if we face colorado and dallas that would be a very boring playoffs..I am sorry I wanna see RBNY vs Seattle or LAG in the finals…thats what we need in MLS top teams playing for the cup.

  9. marcia Says:

    Michael Owen is looking to come to MLS….is Red Bull talking to him?

  10. christian Says:

    damn…how the hell did andy najar win ROY award?complete bull

    • Starks in Tampa Says:

      dude najar is a great young talent….I think he deserved it…playing up front and being someone teams had to focus on and only 17 years old…cant complain…I am sure it was close between him and ream.

  11. Mark Says:

    Nothing against Najar, but his team didn’t even qualify for the playoffs. Ream is a very talented rookie that was a major factor for the NYRB to make it to the playoffs.
    The great sport of soccer is about so much more than scoring goals.
    I sure hope the people that voted for Rookie of the Year considered how many shutouts the NYRB had.
    Hats off to Ream for a great rookie season and a very promising future!

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