Chandler and Ream poised for USMNT returns

Chandler and Ream poised for USMNT returns

U.S. Men's National Team

Chandler and Ream poised for USMNT returns

Riyad  Mahrez of Leicester City competes with Tim Ream of Bolton Wanderers

By IVES GALARCEP

The race for the defender roster spots on the U.S. Men’s National Team’s World Cup squad is wide open, both at fullback and centerback, and that open race has left the door open for both Tim Ream and Timmy Chandler, who stand good chances of making their way to the USMNT roster for the upcoming training camp despite having both been away from the national team set-up for some time.

To some, Chandler and Ream might seem like long shots, or players unlikely to have realistic chances of making the World Cup team, but don’t go writing either of them off just yet.

In my most recent installment of the Goal.com series On American Soccer, I take a look at the journey Chandler and Ream have taken from being USMNT outcasts to having very real chances of making the U.S. preliminary World Cup roster.

Give the column a read and let me know what you think of their chances. Would you like to see Ream and Chandler called up to the training camp? See either or both of them making the World Cup team? Think they’ve been away too long to play a role now?

Share your thoughts below.

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