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Team USA’s Geoff Cameron has come a long way from Attleboro

Geoff Cameron could have been a hockey player. He could have suited up as his dad did for Mount St. Charles, the Woonsocket powerhouse that won 26 consecutive Rhode Island state titles, and gone from there. “We had him on the ice,” his father, Scott, says. “But we tied his skates too tight one day and he didn’t want to go anymore.”

So his son went to the soccer field instead, and on Monday evening in Natal, Brazil, he’ll be suiting up for Uncle Sam in the World Cup for a must-win opener against Ghana. “It’s exciting,” says the 28-year-old Cameron, who’ll likely start as a defender for the Americans in his Cup debut. “You dream of this as a kid. You work every single day of your life. It’s a special event.”

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