MNT Aug 9, 2012
Cameron has transfered to Stoke City in the English Premier League
U.S. international defender Geoff Cameron has completed his long-awaited move to Stoke City following his successful appeal for a work permit that will allow him to compete in the English Premier League.
Stoke City and MLS had settled on a transfer fee and Cameron had agreed to the contract, but the deal was contingent on Cameron receiving his work permit. In order to automatically qualify, a player must have appeared in 75% of his national team's matches in official competitions (friendlies don't count) in the previous two years. The national team must also be ranked in the Top 50 in the FIFA World Rankings.
For his appeal, Cameron received letters of support from U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, forward Clint Dempsey and others. He will now be available for the start of the season, which kicks off for Stoke City on Aug. 18 away to Reading.
Cameron has made four appearances for the United States in 2012, including his first in a World Cup qualifier when he entered in the 46th minute of the 1-1 draw on the road on June 12 in Guatemala.