In the offseason, the Houston Dynamo lost its starting central midfield pair of Stuart Holden (Bolton Wanderers) and Ricardo Clark (Eintracht Frankfurt). One of the ways the team coped was the emergence of Geoff Cameron as a midfielder.
Instead, the team will have to find a different option, after the 24-year-old tore his PCL and will miss the rest of the season.
"We are very disappointed to lose an All-Star caliber player, and we feel especially bad for Geoff and the timing of this injury," chief operating officer Chris Canetti said. "We are confident he will come back healthy and be an impact player for us again next season."
In 2009, Cameron anchored the Houston defense, earning MLS Best XI honors and earning his first cap to the U.S. national team. The move to central midfield unleashed his attacking prowess, which Cameron displayed by scoring a goal against Chivas USA on April 17. With the knee injury, suffered against the Chicago Fire on Saturday, Houston is left looking for options to partner new signing Lovel Palmer in the middle of the park.
"We’ve begun our search to find a midfielder who can step in and play a key role," Canetti said. "We just got the news about Geoff today, obviously, so it’s going to take some time."
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