U.S. Men’s National Team defender Tim Ream made his Bolton Wanderers debut on Saturday as Bolton topped Millwall 2-0 in FA Cup play to advance to the quarterfinals. Bolton will play Wednesday’s Stevenage/Tottenham winner on March 17.
Ream played the full 90 minutes at center back as Bolton shut out a Millwall side that placed four shots on goal. Bolton netted a fourth-minute goal and never looked back.
Ream made five starts and earned six caps in 469 minutes for the U.S. Men in 2011. Following his 2011 Major League Soccer campaign with the New York Red Bulls, Ream trained with the Trotters and received heightened interest when former Bolton defender Gary Cahill moved to Chelsea.
Chelsea and Bolton face each other at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge this Saturday (10 a.m. ET, Fox Soccer).
Elsewhere, U.S. midfielder Robbie Rogers debuted for Leeds United as a 79th-minute sub. But Rogers’ debut came to an abrupt end when he suffered a concussion as he and Doncaster Rovers’ Tommy Spurr knocked heads in the final minutes of Leeds’ 3-2 win.
Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard had five saves en route to a 2-0 victory against Blackpool on Saturday in the FA Cup. It was Howard’s eighth shutout of the season. Everton’s Landon Donovan, who had the flu this past week, was forced to miss his final match.
Sporting Lisbon defender Oguchi Onyewu injured his right knee and had to leave the match in the 27th minute during Sporting’s 1-0 win against Ferreira on Sunday. Onyewu is expected to be sidelined for up to eight weeks.
U.S. U-23 midfielder Mix Diskerud played in his first match for Belgium’s KAA Gent. Diskerud went 76 minutes as the team played to a 1-1 stalemate against KSC Lokeren. Diskerud has been called into camp for the U-23’s friendly against the Mexico U-23 Men’s National Team on Feb. 29 in Frisco, Texas.