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Morning Read: Geoff Cameron Just Wants to Ball

Stoke City's jack of all trades has one thing on his mind and that's getting on the field, while Tim Howard believes in his USMNT boys and a new American left back candidate emerges.
BY Jesse Yomtov Posted
October 19, 2012
4:24 AM
  • Geoff Cameron would like to play in the middle of the backline, but what Geoff Cameron really wants is to play. "Obviously, I prefer to play center back, but I also prefer to be on the field. For me it doesn't matter. I'm staying match fit and sharp. That's all I want to do," the new Stoke City player said in a wonderful bit of honesty.

  • With Brad Friedel’s record of 310 consecutive Premier League starts coming to an end on Oct. 7, Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas says that the 41-year-old keeper could be back between the sticks when Spurs host Chelsea on Saturday. "In the end, we have made Brad the No.1 for the beginning of the season and we still see Brad as No.1, a player who has been tremendous in goal for us. We respect that. In the end, it was difficult for him, not because of the consecutive run—he was looking good. It was not on performance that we made the switch, that's for sure." Sorry AVB, but nothing about that quote makes any sense.

  • While Fabian Johnson—recent illness notwithstanding—may be the USMNT’s left back of the present and future, the side’s lack of depth at the position was exposed this past week. Nineteen-year-old Juan Pablo Ocegueda could be an option sooner rather than later. “My goal in any team that I go to is to reach the first team and start as its left back,” Ocegueda told MLSSoccer.com. “And that includes the full men's national team.” The Tigres UANL defender is buried on the club’s depth chart behind notable internationals Carlos Salcido, Jorge Torres Nilo and yes, Jonathan Bornstein.

  • Tim Howard spoke of the USMNT’s confidence heading into the hex: “We feel we are the best team in the region. Mexico believes it is the best team in the region. When you believe that, you have to demonstrate that every game.”

  • It looks like Sunday’s groundbreaking ceremony for their new stadium will break a Guinness World Record for “most people taking part in a groundbreaking ceremony." Over 5,500 fans have already registered in support of a record we didn't know existed..

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