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Maurice Castro On Revs and Honduras' Chances

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, MLSnet continues its series of interviews with New England Revolution midfielder Maurice Castro. Castro debuted in 2002 for CD Motagua in Honduras' Liga Nacional. After two seasons with Motagua, he was sent on loan to Hispano FC (2005-2006) before going to CD Olimpia in 2007. At the beginning of 2008 he came to MLS to play for New England, After a strong 2008, Castro has seen limited time this season due to injury. But he is recovering and again practicing with the team. Castro speaks to about his objectives with the Revolution, his future and the Honduran national team.

Castro on recovering and getting back onto the team: "I sustained a calf injury, which is what has held me up, but I am now ready to return to practice and I hope to be a part of the team's remaining games, as well as to play in the playoffs if we qualify. Starting today I am back practicing with the team on a daily basis and I hope to do it in good form, so that I can be given the opportunity to demonstrate that I really want to play and help the team out."

On New England's struggles this season: "Last season we did a good job throughout the season. Unfortunately we were not able to win the MLS Cup but we did win the SuperLiga which was very important for us. This year we're battling -- we are not playing as well as we did last season, but we have achieved good results this year as well. We are hanging around in the fight, trying to qualify for the playoffs and looking to win the MLS Cup."

On Honduras' chances of qualifying for the World Cup: "I believe that Honduras is capable of qualifying for the World Cup. Honduras has a very solid team, with hard matches ahead like the one against the United States, and the advantage is that it is going to be played in our country, which can be a hard venue to play at for any team. I think Honduras will be in the World Cup once again -- I am very convinced about that."

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