Dynamo sign Cameron to contract extension

2009 Best XI selection extends deal through 2014 season

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Wilf Thorne / Houston Dynamo

The
Houston Dynamo and midfielder Geoff Cameron have agreed to a contract extension
through the 2014 season, the team announced today. Cameron and Dynamo personnel
will be available to discuss the extension with media at a press conference
tomorrow at the team’s downtown offices.

“I’m very happy that Geoff has decided to stay here with us,”
Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear said. “We’ve seen him grow as a player in
three years from relative obscurity as a late third-round pick to the player he
is now. We’ve all enjoyed watching him grow into the player he is, and it’s
nice that we get to enjoy him for more years to come. It’s a nice present as we
head into the holiday season.”

PHOTOS: Cameron's Houston career in pictures

Cameron,
25, was selected by the Dynamo in the third round of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft
after completing his collegiate career at the University of Rhode Island.
The Attleboro, Mass., native was a finalist for MLS Rookie
of the Year in 2008 while seeing significant playing time as a midfielder.

In
2009, Cameron shifted to center back and was named an MLS All-Star, an MLS Best
XI selection, and the Dynamo Defender of the Year. His play earned him a
call-up to the U.S.
national team, and he made his international debut on February 24, 2010.

ARCHIVE: Cameron ready to play attacking mid (April 1, 2010)

For
the Dynamo, Cameron returned to midfield during the 2010 MLS season and scored
a career-high three MLS goals despite missing half the season due to a ruptured
PCL. In all competitions for Houston,
Cameron has contributed nine goals and 11 assists in 95 appearances, notching
six goals and eight assists in 68 MLS regular season games.

“I’m
very happy to extend my time in Houston
with the Dynamo,” Cameron said. “I enjoy playing here in Houston with the support and passion of the
community. It’s a great place to play, and I’m looking forward to contending
for a championship again this year.”

The Houston Dynamo are a
Major League Soccer club that has won two MLS Cup championships in its first five
seasons and represented the United States in international competition four
consecutive years from 2007-10. For more information, log on to www.HoustonDynamo.com
or call (713) 276-7500.

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