Stoke assistant: Cameron will be called for US-Mexico

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It appears Geoff Cameron will be included on head coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s US roster against Mexico next week, according to an assistant coach with Cameron's new club in England.

Stoke City assistant David Kemp told reporters in England this week that Cameron, who had his UK work permit granted on Wednesday to finalize his departure from the Houston Dynamo, will miss more time with his new club because of national team obligations.

The US roster is expected to be officially announced on Sunday.

"Geoff's been over here already getting to know everyone and seems a great lad," Kemp said. “It's been frustrating for him not being able to play in the pre-season games. And he's got to go back there next week to play for the USA in a game in Mexico.  

“It means more unnecessary travelling and we're still not sure how quickly we can get him playing,” Kemp added. “But he's just keen to get started."

Cameron has appeared in four games this year for the US team, most recently coming off the bench at halftime during the Americans’ 1-1 draw against Guatemala in Guatemala City in a World Cup qualifying match on June 12.

The US take on Mexico at Estdio Azteca in Mexico City on Aug. 15 in an international friendly (8 pm ET, ESPN2/Univision) before resuming World Cup qualifying on Sept. 7 in Jamaica.