Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Unsettled Castillo lands at Chicago as DP
July 18th, 2010 1:29PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  mexico, mls

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS] The Chicago Fire has signed Mexican international Nery Castillo as a Designated Player on loan from Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk.

Castillo has played 21 games for Mexico but was not part of its 2010 World Cup team.

Castillo, 26, was born in Mexico to a Uruguayan soccer player and raised in Uruguay. He moved to Greek club Olympiakos at the age of 16 and helped it win three straight league titles.

But since his move to Shakhtar for $25 million in 2007, his career has gone downhill.

He's also had loan moves to Manchester City and Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, another Ukrainian team.

He was outstanding for Mexico with four goals at the 2007 Copa America but has scored only one goal for the Tri since.

Wide midfield is one option for Castillo, and though Chicago is stocked in those spots with Justin Mapp and Marco Pappa, Castillo’s pace and nose for goal will have to be utilized somewhere.

Coach Carlos de los Cobos has stated Castillo will play as a forward with the Fire, paired either with Brian McBride or Collins John.

Castillo’s name is added to a list of more than a dozen Mexican internationals to try their luck in MLS. Keeper Jorge Campos and midfielder Cuauhtemoc Blanco were perhaps the most successful at drawing fans and helping their teams win. Luis Hernandez, Carlos Hermosillo, Ramon Ramirez and Claudio Suarez were solid performers if not outstanding. Duilio Davino and Luis Angel Landin were unmitigated disappointments.



0 comments
  1. James Froehlich
    commented on: July 19, 2010 at 6:18 p.m.
    As long as you're evaluating the performance of Mexican players, how about doing the same for all of those champions brought in from Europe.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Video Pick: Lewy volleys twice for Bayern    
Bayern Munich is the Bundesliga "fall champion" thanks to a 2-1 comeback win over Freiburg on ...
What They're Saying: Joe Greenspan    
"Luckily, the higher ups in the Navy and the government made the decision to say we ...
Orlando City: Kaka has no plans of leaving    
Kaka says offseason reports out of Brazil that he'll leave Orlando City at the end of ...
Canada: Ten MLS players named for Bermuda friendly    
Toronto FC teammates Jonathan Osorio and Tosiant Ricketts lead a Canada squad that includes younger players ...
MLS Expansion: Tuesday is key day for stadium projects    
MLS expansion bidders are rushing to garner support for their stadium plans before the league's Jan. ...
MLS Business: MNUFC hits Target with jersey sponsor    
That famous bulls-eye known to shoppers around the country will be prominently displayed on an MLS ...
What They're Saying: Arsene Wenger    
"Offside is what makes the team be together. It's a big quality of a team sport. ...
MLS Moves: Galaxy uses TAM again on Joao Pedro    
In the space of just a few days, the Galaxy has completely revamped its midfield. After ...
Datebook: MLS preseason schedules    
MLS players will begin returning to their clubs as soon as Saturday. For the day-by-day preseason ...
Video Pick: Coaches make fools of themselves    
Honduras coach Jorge Luis Pinto and his Panama counterpart Bolillo Gomez fail the role-model test when ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives