Edgar Castillo Called Up to Bench

Um, Edgar, wrong jersey buddy....

USMNT pre-viewing fan favorite Edgar Castillo has acknowledged that Bob Bradley will carry him on the roster for November’s series of Friendly’s.

The Toluca midfielder and wing fullback commented on that and his yellow card following his team’s draw on Sunday. (Thanks for the catch Connor.)

Per TSG comment’s last month–yes it is now November–Castillo will get a look at left back, but should probably receive some consideration for Ricardo Clark’s interior defensive mid position.

Hopefully, we’ll all bear witness to the role that most suits Castillo later this month and Castillo doesn’t get the same quick hook treatment that fellow Mexican Leaguer Jose Francisco Torres has.

And lest USMNT fans think it’s just the States looking elsewhere for World Cup help, with 26 caps for various German squads, Werder Bremen star striker Aaron Hunt seems to be on the menu for England. That would be a larger coup than Castillo was.

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Andy on 2009/11/02 at 6:08 AM

    Here’s hoping he gels well with the rest of the boys.

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  2. Pretty sure he plays for Tigres on loan from Club America, not Toluca. ;)

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  3. Posted by Sean on 2009/11/02 at 11:29 PM

    Castillo is an attacking left back, not in any way a defensive midfielder. He is not strong defensively, but is good getting forward and has a great left foot. He will be competing with Bornstein, not Clark.

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    • Posted by matthewsf on 2009/11/02 at 11:52 PM

      I’m sure we’ll him at leftback Sean, but having watched him all of two times….imo my isolated opinion his defensive style and overall playing strengths are to a cover ground, offensive prone midfielder, not a left wingback.

      Hopefully those were just isolated reviews, but to say he is exclusively a leftback at this point….well I don’t see that.

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