MLS AGREES TO SELL CAMERON
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BRIAN SCIARETTA - Friday, July 13, 2012
MLS has agreed to sell Houston Dynamo central defender Geoff Cameron to Stoke City of the English Premier League.

There is still some final negotiations for the extact transfer price but the the two sides are very close and a deal is expected to be reached on Monday or Tuesday.

"MLS has agreed to sell Geoff Cameron to Stoke City," a source told YA on Friday afternoon. "The price is very nearly agreed to but it won't be a hurdle. We expect a deal with Stoke on Monday or Tuesday."

Last week it was also reported that a work permit was going to be difficult for Cameron but there is more optimism on that than before.

"A work permit shouldn't be an issue," the source added.

Cameron, 27, has spent his entire professional career with Houston and has been capped by the US national team five times including a recent World Cup qualifier against Guatemala.

US national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has indicated that he believes Cameron has a future with the team as it builds toward the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Alex
Wednesday July 18, 2012 3:41 pm
Going oversees helps defenders more than attackers. Defense requires organization and mental toughness that can be best acquired playing day in and day out for a top flight league. Attackers can get by on ability and inspiration and can blossom anywhere as evidenced by the handful of teens and early twenty-somethings that seem to burst onto the score sheet every season all over the world. Team USA will greatly benefit from having Cameron and Ream take their lumps in Europe. Now if only Omar Gonzalez and his (hopefully) healed knee could get over to Europe we might actually have some promise at central defense.
ICEMANofALFRED
Monday July 16, 2012 5:44 am
Well it's not so much a surprise that he's heading for Europe but he just doesn't seem the typical big physical defender that Stoke seem to favor... get's me thinking that he might wind up instead of playing as a stopper, which is where he is needed long term with the NATS, to being moved into more of a defensive midfield position ... which is NOT where we need him to be playing... this does bother me, but then Stoke is interested in whatever helps Stoke... so I have mixed feelings about this move, but he's looking at playing in a higher league and getting better money and nobody can deny that he deserves that.
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Todd
Sunday July 15, 2012 1:21 pm
This is the death-knell for Onyewu in a USMNT shirt. Having guy like Cameron get European experience should keep Gooch out of the side. Finally!
DohertySoccerdotcom
Saturday July 14, 2012 5:51 am
Now I can't hate Stoke entirely if this deal goes through. (They beat my Spurs twice last season)

I thought an American would fit in well at a gritty hard working team like Stoke.
euroman
Friday July 13, 2012 5:00 pm
"US national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has said publicly that he believes Cameron has a future with the team as it builds toward the 2014 World Cup in Brazil."

When did he said this? Please provide a link.
tommytucker
Friday July 13, 2012 4:39 pm
dont worry guys. stoke city and their fans with look after him for you, when he eventualy comes.
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