Tim Ream scored his first career Premier League goal in Fulham's 3-0 win over Crystal Palace on Boxing Day, the same day he signed a contract extension through the 2023-24 season.
Ream became the 25th American to score in the Premier League and fourth to score for Fulham after Brian McBride, Carlos Bocanegra and Clint Dempsey. He scored three goals for Fulham in the Championship.
"I feel the best I've ever felt, as confident as I've ever been," Ream told FFCTV after the game. "To extend it another 12 months into 2024 is a proud moment for myself and my family. I'm happy to continue on this journey with the club, the fans and all the guys in the changing room."
Ream, the Fulham captain, is in his eighth season with the Cottagers, who are eighth in the Premier League after winning promotion from the Championship. He parlayed his strong season into a place on the U.S. national team for the 2022 World Cup, where he started all four matches.
"It's been an unbelievable year for him -- collectively for us as a football club, and for him as an individual, he's been fantastic," Fulham manager Marco Silva said. "He's a great professional, a very good player, a really important player for me, a player that is leading by example."