|Geoff Cameron could have played his last game in orange.|
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Last week, we saw conflicting reports regarding Cameron's furture hit the internet. Yanks Abroad writer Brian Sciaretta published a story claiming MLS had agreed to a transfer with Stoke City, while local Houston Chroncile reporter said Dynamo President Chris Canetti denied a deal had been reached. Both are standing by their sources.
@OrtizKicks my sources would know and I will stand by them
— Brian Sciaretta (@BrianSciaretta) July 13, 2012
According to reports, Cameron made it clear to MLS officials of his desire to play in the EPL rather than stay in MLS. It's possible after the USMNT player made it clear to MLS negotiations picked up. Towards the end of the week, Cameron sent out this tweet.
One hurdle down, more to go....thanks for all the support
— Geoff Cameron (@GeoffCameron) July 14, 2012
One thing is for sure, if you were in attendance last night, it surely looked as if Geoff Cameron played his last game in Dynamo orange. Dominic Kinnear talked about Cameron in his post game interview.
"He was good tonight. And I think it's been tough. You do feel sorry for him and what's going on," Kinnear said in regards to drawn out negotiations between Stoke City and MLS. "Mental toughness was very good for him tonight."There was much debate leading up to the game whether or not Cameron would even take the field at all against D.C. United, and Kinnear admitted even Cameron didn't know he'd be playing.
"In actuality he wasn't supposed to play tonight. He didn't find out he was playing until he came into the locker room," Kinnear said.Cameron's performance on the field was excellent as usual, but it was the lingering moments he stayed on the field after the game that felt strange. While most players were running towards to locker room to escape the humidity, Cameron seemed to pause and realize this could very well be the last time he walks off the pitch at BBVA Compass Stadium.
After exchanging jersey's with former teammate Danny Cruz, Cameron made his way towards the player tunnel. Before disappearing for what could be the last time, he lifted his hands and applauded the fans in every corner of the stadium. He almost appeared lost and unsure what to do next.
Geoff Cameron took a noticeably longer time applauding fans as he walked off the pitch tonight. Soak it in Dynamo fans.
— Ordinary Orange Fan (@OrangeFanBlog) July 16, 2012
One thing is for sure, most fans knew what was going on and waited until Cameron had disappeared into the tunnel for what could possibly be the last time. I hope everyone got to soak it in a bit.
Now we wait for news.
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