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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.
Tim Chapman
Wednesday July 11, 2012 1:23 am
He'll probably have to appeal for a work permit. Playing in that last WCQ will certainly help. Should be able to make the argument that going forward will be part of the national team.
Bernie
Monday July 9, 2012 9:38 am
Great news but I worry about the work permit as he's only had 5 caps since 2010, I hope he gets it and succeeds there as well as with the National Team
Scott W
Sunday July 8, 2012 1:33 pm
Hopefully this all works out. With Boca, Onyewu, & Dolo, easily the most consistently chosen defenders on the USMNT in their 30's heading into WCQ, younger guys need to be stepping it up so we can be ready by 2014.
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