BRIAN SCIARETTA - Saturday, July 7, 2012
US international centerback Geoff Cameron could be the next American to move to the English Premier League has talks have stepped up between Houston and Stoke City.

Sources have told Yanks Abroad that while some obstacles remain in the deal, the two clubs are still in active negotiations and are getting close to a deal. A resolution could be reached next week. If it is completed, Cameron must go through the sometimes tricky process of obtaining a UK work permit.

Stoke City are coming off a season where they finished in 14th place in the Premier League

Cameron has earned a reputation as a solid MLS central defender and central midfielder with Houston Dynamo.

Cameron, who will turn 27 next week, has spent his entire professional career with Houston since being drafted with the 42nd overall pick in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft. He spent his first two collegiate seasons with the University of West Virginia Mountaineers before transferring to the University of Rhode Island.

The Attleboro, Massachusetts native has earned five caps with the US national team with his debut coming on February 24, 2010 in a friendly against El Salvador.