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Fulham's American defensive anchor Tim Ream has addressed the off-field issues surrounding the USMNT ahead of the Star and Stripes' CONCACAF Nations League doubleheader later this month, saying they aren't affecting team morale.
The 35-year-old center-back said that he's recently got in touch with those selected to be in the squad for the matches against Grenada and El Salvador, respectively on March 27 and March 25, following the release of a report related to an independent investigation on former USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter and the Reynas, who's son Gio plays for the national side and had a bust-up with Berhalter in Qatar.
'I reached out to a few guys, Gio included, just to kind of check in on everyone, to make sure that everyone's heads were on right and thinking about Nations League and what this new cycle means – fully not knowing whether I'm going to be involved or not.'
'There are things within the team setting that, as a captain of a club but as part of a [USMNT] leadership group, we have to deal with. That is just the nature of a team sport. And so that's what we'll do and we'll move past it. We are a close-knit group, no matter what anybody says.'
Tim Ream has revealed that he's reached out to Gio Reyna and other players amid the release of an independent investigation on ex-USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter
Gio Reyna had a bust-up with Berhalter at the World Cup & was almost sent home from Qatar
'Everybody is very, very close, everybody gets on really, really well. And I think guys are looking forward to getting back on the bike and starting the new