ASN Morning Read: Geoff Cameron's Remarkable Rise
The best American field player in England steps into the spotlight. Now if he could only step onto the pitch for the red, white, and blue; three men are out of USMNT camp while one joins the fold.
ASN contributor Brian Sciaretta has a nice feature on Geoff Cameron in The New York Times. The former Houston Dynamo dynamo even opens up a little bit about playing multiple positions: "I’m feeling more comfortable because it’s better football; it’s not just kick and run. Now you’re more confident because you’re getting the ball at your feet. I want to create and make things happen."
The long-rumored, much-leaked 2014 U.S. home jerseys are now official:
March 03, 2014
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Mix Diskerud, Michael Bradley, and Tim Ream are out of the United States national team camp ahead of this week's match against Ukraine in Cyprus. Diskerud is wanted by his club, while Bradley is injured and Ream's wife recently had a baby. Jonathan Spector will join the squad after initially being left off.
Jeff Carlisle goes long on the return of Will Packwood:
For the past 13 months, Packwood has been recovering from a horrific broken leg that involved multiple fractures and eventually required three surgeries to repair. A grueling rehab program allowed him to return to the field in reserve matches in August, which was followed by a successful loan stint with Bristol Rovers." And now he's getting a call to the Stars and Stripes.
Four more years! Four more years! United States Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati unanimously won re-election. "I’m honored to be granted the opportunity to serve our membership as President of the U.S. Soccer Federation," Gulati, who has been president since 2006, said. "Over the years, soccer has made numerous strides in the U.S. and we are excited by the sport’s boundless potential for growth in the future. I’m looking forward to being part of soccer’s bright future on all levels throughout the country."
Why would you want your stadium to be ready any earlier than one month before the World Cup?
Good dude, that Tim Howard: