Former URI Standout Cameron Named to Final Roster for 2014 FIFA World Cup
KINGSTON, R.I. - Former Rhode Island men's soccer player Geoff Cameron has been named to the U.S. Men's National Team finalroster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, announced Thursday afternoon by USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann.Cameron joins the USMNT squad fresh off the completion of his second season in the Premier League, where he has been a mainstay in the Stoke City lineup. As the club's starting right-back, Cameron helped Potters to a 13-win, 9th place finish this year - a five-spot jump from where Stoke City finished prior to his arrival (14th place in 2011-12).
On the home front, Cameron has appeared in 23 games for the U.S. Men's National Team over the past two years. He scored his first international goal for the USMNT on May 29, 2013 in an international friendly vs. Belgium.
Prior to his move across the pond, the Attleboro, Mass. native was a two-time MLS All-Star (2009, 2011) for the Houston Dynamo as well as a member of the MLS First XI in 2009.
While at URI, Cameron was a starter for the 2006 Atlantic 10 Championship team which advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament. The next year, he was voted to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference team and received the league's inaugural Midfielder of the Year award.
Following the conclusion of his senior season, Cameron was Houston's first pick in the MLS SuperDraft (42nd overall).