U.S. National Team and Stoke City defender Geoff Cameron said in an interview with Goal USA’s Ives Galarcep that he plans on eventually returning to MLS. Cameron began his career with the Houston Dynamo from 2008-2012 before making the move to the Premier League side.
“It depends on what happens this season, if I re-sign with Stoke,” said Cameron. “It’s got to be the right move for me, but I’m definitely interested.”
He goes on to say that some MLS teams have already inquired with Stoke about his availability this summer, but that no serious negotiations took place. This creates an obvious question, was Atlanta United one of the teams?
Although this story broke in September, Atlanta United’s acquisition of the 1st rank in the Allocation Order during the Priority Draft now gives Atlanta the right to acquire a USMNT player. Could Geoff Cameron be a player they’re considering?
Atlanta United have yet to sign a defender, so bringing in a solid, well-known center back who is playing in one of the best leagues in the world to anchor the backline would make a lot of sense. The catch would be using one of our two remaining Designated Player slots on a defender, when historically speaking it’s a lot more important in MLS to score goals than to avoid conceding them.