The New York Red Bulls opened the 2011 edition of the Emirates Cup with a win over Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain. One of the key players for the Red Bulls is 23-year-old defender Tim Ream, who wore the captain's armband as Thierry Henry sat out the match.

In just his second professional season, Ream has proven to be one of the top central defenders in Major League Soccer. He started all 30 matches for the Red Bulls in his first season on route to being named as a finalist for the 2010 MLS Rookie of the Year.

The St. Louis, Missouri native also has six caps for the U.S. National Team.

Arsenal.com caught up with Tim after Saturday's match to get his thoughts on the Emirates Cup, his career and his famous teammate.

In this FREE interview Tim discusses:

  • playing at Emirates Stadium
  • the result against PSG
  • what the Emirates Cup means to the team living in 'amazing' New York
  • the quality of players in MLS
  • introducing Americans to the sport
  • what the Emirates Cup means to the team
  • his ambitions to play in Europe
  • the differences between MLS and the top European leagues
  • Thierry Henry's influence on the Red Bulls

Click on the PLAY button above to watch this FREE video clip.

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