Geoff Cameron

Geoff Cameron
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Defender
  • Houston Dynamo
  • 6' 3"
  • 188 lbs.
  • 11-07-1985
  • Attleboro, MA

OUTLOOK: Versatile player who has excelled at midfield and defender for the Dynamo as a finalist for MLS Rookie of the Year (2008) and MLS Defender of the Year (2009).

2012 MLS: Started, played 90 minutes vs. D.C. on 7/15 in central midfield ... Missed games against Chicago (7/3) and Kansas City (7/7) due to hamstring strain ... Provided two assists (first of the season) in 3-3 draw vs. Toronto; a secondary assist on Will Bruin's 73rd minute goal and a cross from the right flank for Bruin's 90th minute equalizer ... Started and played 90 ​minutes in his return from the national team, a 2-1 win vs. Dallas on 6/16 ... Missed 3-1 win vs. LA on 5/26 and 3-1 loss at Vancouver on 6/10 while on international duty ... Passed Wade Barrett for sixth on all-time minutes list against New England on 5/19 (8,698 MLS minutes), and seventh on all-time games list (141 games) ... Has started at center back and played full time in eleven regular season matches ... Started and played full time in 40 consecutive matches (3,576 consecutive minutes, including playoffs, record for Dynamo field players) before missing LA match on 5/26 due to international duty.

2011 MLS: Team leader who won team's Golden Boot with a career-high five goals (tied for team lead) and five assists (Golden Boot tiebreaker) while playing in 33 games ... MLS All-Star ... Scored Houston's first goal of the season in 1-1 tie at SEA on 3/25, firing in the rebound of a Lovel Palmer shot that hit the crossbar ... Made his 100th appearance for the Dynamo in all competitions in 1-1 tie at CHI on 4/23, becoming the 14th player in team history to do so ... Contributed first two assists of season in 4-1 rout vs. DC on 4/29, making a steal and left-footed pass to set up Will Bruin's first goal and starting the play that led to Bruin's second ... Suffered lower leg contusion on hard tackle vs. DC and missed match vs. COL on 5/4 due to injury but returned to play 90 minutes on 5/7 at TFC ... Started at center back for first time in 2011 in 2-0 loss at SJ on 6/4 ... Scored second goal of the season with header from free kick in 2-1 win vs. CHV on 6/11, a match in which he started in midfield but moved to defense after Eddie Robinson's injury ... Made run through midfield to assist on Brian Ching's game-tying goal in 89th minute of 2-2 tie at DC on 6/25 ... Netted third goal by firing home loose ball in the box in 2-0 win vs. TFC on 7/9 ... Named MLS All-Star for second time in three seasons and played 52 minutes at center back vs. Manchester United on 7/27 ... Set up two of three goals from central midfield with accurate crosses in 3-1 win vs. SEA on 7/30, earning an assist on Brian Ching's header ... Scored dramatic game-tying goal with accurate shot from outside penalty area in 84th minute of 1-1 tie at PHI on 8/6 ... Started at center back in 2-2 tie at CLB on 9/14 and moved into midfield to set up Calen Carr's game-tying goal in 86th minute ... Consensus man of the match in 1-0 win at FCD on 9/24 after helping defense post shutout from center back and heading in game-winning goal in 87th minute ... Named to MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week for defensive performance in 2-0 win at POR on 10/14 ... Playoffs: Played every minute of all four games as Dynamo reached MLS Cup final and posted 334-minute shutout streak ... Battled through knee injury in MLS Cup final at LA on 11/20 and played final few minutes in midfield ... Open Cup: Did not appear.

2010 MLS: Missed almost four months due to PCL tear suffered in April but returned and totaled 16 appearances, 15 starts, and three goals ... Stepped into new role as attacking midfielder at beginning of season ... Scored memorable goal with first-time strike from top of penalty area to open scoring in 3-0 win vs. CHV on 4/17 ... Ruptured right PCL on slick turf at CHI on 4/24 ... Initially ruled out for season, but recovery time downgraded to four months following surgery ... Returned to competitive action in SuperLiga and was back on field for MLS play in 2-0 loss at SEA on 8/8 ... Returned to defense for the first time since 2009 in 1-0 loss at NE on 8/14 ... Continued at center back and hit crossbar with header in 4-3 win vs. CHI on 8/21 ... Started at center back but played majority of match in midfield after Lovel Palmer was ejected in 3-0 loss at COL on 8/28 ... Played 90 minutes in midfield in five consecutive matches on 9/5, 9/18, 9/22, 9/25, and 10/2 ... Notched game-winning goal with 70th-minute header in 3-1 win at DC on 9/25 ... Ejected in stoppage time of 2-1 loss vs. NE on 10/10 and missed match at SJ on 10/16 ... Scored tying goal with terrific surging run and left-footed finish in 2-1 win vs. SEA in season finale on 10/23 ... Open Cup: Did not appear due to injury ... SuperLiga: Missed group stage due to injury but made emotional return less than four months after injury in 1-0 semifinal loss vs. Morelia on 8/5.

2009 MLS: Stepped into starting center back role at the beginning of the season and became MLS Defender of the Year candidate … MLS First XI … MLS All-Star First XI … Named Dynamo Defender of the Year … Made 22 starts on defense, five in central midfield, and two at right midfield … Notched two goals and six assists, both career highs, while starting 29 of 30 games …. Made first career MLS start at center back on 3/21 vs. CLB … Shifted to left back in 3-5-2 formation in 1-0 loss at DC on 4/4 … Earned first assist of the year when he kept play alive to set up Craig Waibel's goal in 3-1 win vs. SJ on 5/23 … Missed his first game of the season on 7/11 at SEA due to yellow-card accumulation … Started at attacking midfielder in 1-1 tie on 7/18 at TFC and set up game-tying goal with volleyed cross to Bobby Boswell … Voted to MLS All-Star First XI as a defender and played in All-Stars' 1-1 tie vs. Everton on 7/29 … Made first start at right midfield in 4-3 win vs. DC on 8/1 … Took quick throw-in to set up opening goal in 3-2 win vs. CHI on 8/9 … Scored first MLS goal of the season on a header from a Brad Davis free kick in 1-1 tie vs. SEA on 8/23 … Made marauding run up the right side to assist on Cam Weaver's game-tying goal in 80th minute of 2-1 loss at CLB on 9/13 … Also whistled for foul on controversial penalty kick that decided match … Had a goal and an assist in 3-2 win vs. RSL on 9/19 … Goal came off his knee from a Brad Davis corner kick … Made bicycle kick clearance named Dynamo Defensive Play of the Year and MLS Save of the Week to preserve shutout in 0-0 tie vs. LA on 10/18 … Started at central midfield in place of injured Ricardo Clark and contributed an assist in 3-2 win at CHV on 10/25 … Playoffs: Played full 330 minutes of playoff action … 08-09 Champions League: Appeared as a substitute in both legs of quarterfinal series vs. Atlante, including full second half as a defender in second leg … Open Cup: Came on as a halftime sub in 2-0 win at Austin on 7/1 … Played 90 minutes in central midfield and scored twice on headers in 4-0 quarterfinal win at Charleston on 7/7 … 09-10 Champions League: … Appeared in five of six games in group stage, mostly as a midfielder … Scored first international goal in 3-2 loss at Isidro Metapán on 10/21.

2008 MLS: Finalist for MLS Rookie of the Year award who made major contributions … Dynamo Newcomer of the Year … Scored goal that was Dynamo Play of the Year and was among five finalists for MLS Goal of the Year … Had a goal and two assists in 23 games, including 8 starts, in MLS play … Used mainly as a substitute in league play but a regular starter in international play … Made MLS debut in season opener at NE on 3/29, coming on as a sub in front of family and friends from nearby Attleboro, Mass. … Made first Dynamo start on 4/6 in home opener vs. FCD and was named Man of the Match after forcing an own goal and scoring the game-tying goal, later named Goal of the Week, in stoppage time … Started in back-to-back games on 5/28 and 5/31 and notched a game-winning assist in 1-0 win vs. NY on 5/31, setting up Brian Ching … Also assisted on Brian Mullan's goal at DC on 7/23 … Playoffs: Came on as late substitute in first leg at NY on 11/1 and provided spark that helped lead to game-tying goal … Champions' Cup: Appeared in two games … Started and was forced to move to center back in semifinal second leg at Deportivo Saprissa on 4/9 … Open Cup: Played all 120 minutes at Charleston on 7/1 … SuperLiga: Major contributor to Dynamo's run to the championship game, playing every minute of all five games … Started at right midfield and had two assists in win vs. Atlante on 7/12 … Also started at right midfield vs. Chivas de Guadalajara on 7/15 and at DC on 7/19 … Started at center back in semifinal vs. Pachuca on 7/29 and had a strong game before moving to defensive midfield late in the game … Started at center back and played 120 minutes at NE on 8/5 in the final … Champions League: Started four of six games … Earned assist in landmark 4-4 tie at Pumas on 9/30 with cross that led to Kei Kamara's first goal … Forced an own goal in 3-1 loss vs. Pumas on 10/22 … Reserves: Started nine games and contributed two goals and three assists to MLS Reserve Division championship squad.

INTERNATIONAL: United States international (5 caps) ... 2012: Called into January camp for third time ... Played 90 minutes at center back in 1-0 win over Venezuela ... Played 52 minutes in friendly against Panama but was ejected after being issued a red card ... Called into camp but did not feature in friendly against Italy ... Called into May camp for World Cup qualifying ... Started and played 90 minutes vs. Scotland on 5/26 ... Played 45 minutes as a substitute in 1-1 draw at Guatemala on 6/12 in World Cup qualifying ... 2010: Made international debut late in second half of 2-1 win vs. El Salvador on 2/24 ... Called into January training camp with national team but did not make roster for match vs. Honduras … 2009: Called into training camp with States national team in January, his first national team call-up at any level, but injured hamstring on second day of camp.

COLLEGE: Finished collegiate career at University of Rhode Island … Earned Atlantic 10 Conference's inaugural Midfielder of the Year award in 2007 after scoring two goals and dishing out three assists … Spent two years at West Virginia before transferring to URI.

YOUTH: Bayside United, coached by Stacey DiCastro, and Attleboro Youth Soccer, coached by Peter Pereira.

PERSONAL: Full name is Geoffrey Scott Cameron … Two-time All-New England honoree at Providence Country Day School … Favorite athlete is Edgar Davids … Hobbies are drawing, ping-pong, dancing, and listening to music … Parents are Diane and Scott Cameron … Has two older sisters, Derrah and Beth, and a younger brother, William … Communications major who is two classes and an internship away from completing his degree … Though a right-footed player, is naturally left-handed.

2012 CORPORATE TEAMMATE: Momentum BMW

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2012 Houston Dynamo 15 15 0 1326 2 11 1 15 0 1 0
2011 Houston Dynamo 33 33 5 2970 5 63 18 29 11 2 0
2010 Houston Dynamo 16 15 3 1321 0 27 13 15 3 3 1
2009 Houston Dynamo 29 29 2 2610 6 20 8 28 4 6 0
2008 Houston Dynamo 23 8 1 921 2 13 5 15 5 3 0
Career Totals 116 100 11 9148 15 134 45 102 23 15 1

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Houston Dynamo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Houston Dynamo 15 15 0 1326 2 11 1 15 0 1 0

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Houston Dynamo 4 4 0 360 0 3 2 1 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Houston Dynamo 33 33 5 2970 5 63 18 29 11 2 0

2010 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Houston Dynamo 16 15 3 1321 0 27 13 15 3 3 1

2009 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Houston Dynamo 3 3 0 330 0 3 0 8 0 1 0
MLS Regular Season Houston Dynamo 29 29 2 2610 6 20 8 28 4 6 0

2008 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Houston Dynamo 1 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Houston Dynamo 23 8 1 921 2 13 5 15 5 3 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Fecha Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
10/27/2012 HOU @ COL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/20/2012 PHI @ HOU W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/6/2012 MTL @ HOU T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/29/2012 NE @ HOU W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/23/2012 HOU @ PHI L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/14/2012 HOU @ KC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/6/2012 RSL @ HOU W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/2/2012 HOU @ CHI L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/25/2012 TOR @ HOU T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/19/2012 CLB @ HOU T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/10/2012 HOU @ NY L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/3/2012 NY @ HOU W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/28/2012 HOU @ TOR W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/21/2012 MTL @ HOU W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/18/2012 KC @ HOU W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/15/2012 DC @ HOU W 0-4 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0
7/7/2012 HOU @ KC T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/3/2012 CHI @ HOU T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/30/2012 PHI @ HOU W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
6/23/2012 HOU @ MTL L 2-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
6/20/2012 TOR @ HOU T 3-3 Started 90 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
6/16/2012 DAL @ HOU W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
6/10/2012 HOU @ VAN L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/26/2012 LA @ HOU W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/19/2012 HOU @ NE T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/15/2012 POR @ HOU T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5/12/2012 DC @ HOU W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
5/9/2012 HOU @ NY L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4/28/2012 HOU @ DC L 2-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
4/21/2012 HOU @ CLB T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/15/2012 HOU @ CHI T 1-1 Started 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/23/2012 HOU @ SEA L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0
3/17/2012 HOU @ SJ W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 2 0 4 0 1 0
3/11/2012 HOU @ CHV W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
10/23/2011 LA @ HOU W 1-3 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
10/14/2011 HOU @ POR W 2-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
10/1/2011 CHI @ HOU T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0
9/24/2011 HOU @ DAL W 1-0 Started 90 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 0
9/17/2011 SJ @ HOU W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
9/14/2011 HOU @ CLB T 2-2 Started 90 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
9/10/2011 HOU @ KC L 0-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 4 2 1 0
8/27/2011 HOU @ VAN L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
8/20/2011 RSL @ HOU W 2-3 Started 90 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 0
8/17/2011 HOU @ NE T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0
8/14/2011 POR @ HOU W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 3 1 1 2 0 0
8/6/2011 HOU @ PHI T 1-1 Started 90 1 0 8 2 2 0 0 0
7/30/2011 SEA @ HOU W 1-3 Started 90 0 1 2 1 1 1 0 0
7/23/2011 HOU @ CHV L 0-3 Started 90 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0
7/16/2011 KC @ HOU T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
7/9/2011 TOR @ HOU W 0-2 Started 90 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 0
7/3/2011 HOU @ COL T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
6/25/2011 HOU @ DC T 2-2 Started 90 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0
6/18/2011 CLB @ HOU L 2-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
6/11/2011 CHV @ HOU W 1-2 Started 90 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
6/4/2011 HOU @ SJ L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
5/28/2011 DAL @ HOU T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0
5/25/2011 HOU @ LA L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0
5/21/2011 NY @ HOU T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 2 1 1 3 0 0
5/14/2011 HOU @ RSL T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
5/7/2011 HOU @ TOR L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
5/4/2011 COL @ HOU L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/29/2011 DC @ HOU W 1-4 Started 90 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0
4/23/2011 HOU @ CHI T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
4/17/2011 NE @ HOU W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0
4/10/2011 VAN @ HOU W 1-3 Started 90 0 0 5 0 1 1 0 0
4/2/2011 HOU @ NY T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
3/25/2011 HOU @ SEA T 1-1 Started 90 1 0 1 1 3 2 1 0
3/19/2011 PHI @ HOU L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 4 0 1 5 0 0
10/23/2010 SEA @ HOU W 1-2 Started 90 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0
10/16/2010 HOU @ SJ W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/10/2010 NE @ HOU L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 1 1 3 2 1 1
10/2/2010 HOU @ PHI T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 1 1 4 0 0
9/25/2010 HOU @ DC W 3-1 Started 90 1 0 2 2 2 1 1 0
9/22/2010 HOU @ KC L 3-4 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
9/18/2010 TOR @ HOU L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 5 4 4 0 1 0
9/5/2010 SJ @ HOU L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
8/28/2010 HOU @ COL L 0-3 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
8/21/2010 CHI @ HOU W 3-4 Started 90 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0
8/14/2010 HOU @ NE L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
8/8/2010 HOU @ SEA L 0-2 Subbed On 32 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7/31/2010 NY @ HOU T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/24/2010 HOU @ CLB L 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/10/2010 CLB @ HOU T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/1/2010 HOU @ TOR T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/26/2010 COL @ HOU T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/5/2010 HOU @ LA L 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/2/2010 HOU @ NY L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/29/2010 PHI @ HOU L 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/22/2010 DC @ HOU W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/13/2010 HOU @ RSL L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/8/2010 HOU @ CHV W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/5/2010 DAL @ HOU L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/1/2010 KC @ HOU W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/24/2010 HOU @ CHI L 0-2 Started 30 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0
4/17/2010 CHV @ HOU W 0-3 Started 89 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
4/10/2010 LA @ HOU L 2-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0
4/1/2010 RSL @ HOU W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
3/27/2010 HOU @ DAL T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves