Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has named an experienced 23-man squad for the tournament which kicks off on home soil next month, with his roster including 17 holdovers from the 2014 World Cup.
Bolton’s Ream is one of six who did not make it to Brazil but a successful 2014-15 campaign with the Trotters, which saw him win the club’s Player of the Year award, has since put him back on Klinsmann’s radar.
Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan and Tottenham Hotspur right-back DeAndre Yedlin are the other two English-based players in the veteran-laden group, which also includes six names from the 2013 title-winning side: Kyle Beckerman, Alejandro Bedoya, Mix Diskerud, Omar Gonzalez, Nick Rimando and Chris Wondolowski.
Speaking to US Soccer about his squad selection, Klinsmann said: “Going into a Gold Cup, especially in our region here, experience means a lot. You need players that stay calm in very emotional and very difficult and very tough battles. It can get nasty, things might not go your way in some moments, so you have to stay cool and you have to always be on top of things.
“I think the experience that players like Brad Guzan, Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Chris Wondolowski, Nick Rimando have, just to name a few of them, those guys bring the experience with them to stay calm and get the job done.”
Placed in Group A, the USA begin their title defence against Honduras in Frisco, Texas on 7 July, before games against Haiti and Panama on 10 July and 13 July, respectively.
Klinsmann can then call up six new players as replacements for the knockout rounds, with the States able to lock up a place at the 2017 Confederations Cup should they manage to successfully defend their title.
Here is the roster that the US will begin the group stages with:
GOALKEEPERS: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), William Yarbrough (Club Leon)
DEFENDERS: Ventura Alvarado (Club America), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers)
MIDFIELDERS: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS: Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)