Geoff Cameron's time in MLS appears to be rapidly coming to a close.
According to reports, Stoke City is nearing completion on a $2.7 million transfer for the Houston Dynamo centerback, a move that could be completed as soon as this week. The Houston Chronicle is reporting that the team is in full support of the move, with club president Chris Canetti going as far to say, "The club is in favor of this transfer, and we are in support of it happening. We will continue to work with the league as they go through the process and make their decision."
For Cameron, the issue of securing a United Kingdom work permit still remains, as he would not qualify automatically through the guidelines. After American players like Tim Ream, Robbie Rogers and Alejandro Bedoya were able to secure permits in the last year, though, Cameron would seem to have a favorable case, especially considering his role with the U.S. national team during the recent World Cup qualifiers.
Cameron has been held out of Houston's last two matches with a hamstring strain, with Jermaine Taylor filling his role. The Jamaican would take on an even larger role across Houston's back line with Cameron's permanent departure.
Should Cameron make the move to Stoke, he would be returning to the United States almost immediately, with the Potters playing at the Columbus Crew, Sporting Kansas City and Orlando City SC on their summer preseason tour from July 24-Aug. 1.
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