Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Roxbury, Rutgers Grad Breaking Boundaries in Pro Soccer

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Roxbury, Rutgers Grad Breaking Boundaries in Pro Soccer

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Meghan Cameron was at Giants Stadium for the MetroStars very first match in 1996. She remembers riding in the car with her father, looking at the Metromedia building across Route 3, and saying, "I'm going to work there someday."

Cameron thought it was the team's office, not the ownership group. But even as early as age 11 or 12, she knew she wanted sports to stay a part of her life.

Cameron did go on to fulfill that promise, interning for both the MetroStars "in the building next door" while an undergraduate at Rutgers. Though her playing career was cut short by injury, Cameron has been able to make soccer her career.

Cameron, 34, was hired as Sporting Kansas City's assistant director of player personnel last month, part of the technical staff. She is the first female member of a Major League Soccer coaching staff to manage player contracts. Atlanta United video analyst Lucy Rushton was technically the first female member of an MLS coaching staff, beginning when the team launched in 2015. …

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