Cameron producing in new attacking role for Houston
HOUSTON – The Houston Dynamo have seen a marked improvement in their offensive output the last two weeks. A large part of that improvement has been the play of midfielder Geoff Cameron, who is starting to put his fingerprints on the Dynamo attack.
The 26-year-old scored a fantastic goal in the final minutes to secure a point at Philadelphia last weekend and played a role in two of Houston’s goals against Seattle the week before. The All-Star’s recent production has provided a positive swing in both his and his team’s attitude, something that seemed to be missing not too long ago.
“The team as a whole is confident and that rubs off on you as an individual,” Cameron told MLSsoccer.com. “It comes down to the guys working for one another and you have to put yourself in positions to produce.”
That confidence has been on display in the team’s improved passing and possession over the past two weeks, and no one has benefited more than Cameron himself.
A big part of Cameron’s success is the quick camaraderie he’s forged with newcomer Adam Moffat, who came to Houston from Portland on July 21 in exchange for Lovel Palmer and Mike Chabala. The newcomer has held his ground in the defensive midfield which has freed Cameron to push forward.
“He looks to possess the ball in the middle and for those little through passes,” Cameron said of Moffat. “[It's] nice for me because I can get on the ball a lot more and make things happen.”
Moffat was quick to echo Cameron’s sentiments, and will do whatever he feels will benefit the team the most.
“I think there’s a good balance,” said Moffat. “It helps for each guy to know what he can do [best].”
With a focus on going forward, Cameron is showing full well the type of attacking force he can be. While his first instinct is to downplay his individual success, continuing his solid run of play is something the club will need if it is going to keep their strong form going in their final 11 matches.
Darrell Lovell covers the Houston Dynamo for MLSsoccer.com. Follow him on twitter at @Dynamoexaminer.