Geoff Cameron extended his stay at Stoke City until 2020 on Friday, signing a new two-year extension with the Potters. Cameron, 31, has been a regular for Stoke since arriving in 2012 from Houston Dynamo in Major League Soccer and he will become the first U.S. outfield player to play in eight-straight seasons in the PL if he sees out his contract at the bet365 Stadium. The new deal for the Boston native came off the back of a strong second half of the season in central midfield after he missed almost four months with a serious knee injury he suffered in October.
The U.S. national team found its footing in March as it claimed four vital points across two World Cup qualifiers. Coach Bruce Arena will need that quality and depth as the USA looks to solidify its World Cup position after last fall’s brutal beginning. Then just three days later, the USA will visit Mexico City and the Estadio Azteca, where its only victory in 50 years came in a 2012 friendly.
Stoke City are putting together an ambitious £45m ($58m) financial package to sign out-of-favour striker Wayne Rooney from Manchester United, according to reports. The Sunday People says Potters manager Mark Hughes will try to tempt Rooney to ignore offers from China and the United States and stay in the Premier League with Stoke.