U.S. Soccer
Edgar Castillo
Men's National Team

Edgar Castillo

Defender Caps/Goals - 18/0
  • Date of Birth

  • Height / Weight

    5-7 / 145

  • Hometown

    Las Cruces, N.M.

  • Club

    Monterrey (Mexico)

Fleet of foot and quick with the ball at his feet, the diminutive Edgar Castillo has the ability to disrupt defenses. After appearances with both the Mexican National Team in friendlies and the U-23 team in Olympic qualifying, Castillo applied to change associations and was declared eligible to play for the United States, the country of his birth. Deployed as both a left-sided defender and a midfielder for his clubs, he has spent his entire professional career in the Primera División in Mexico and is now a two-time league champion.

  • Started at left back in the USA's historic 1-0 victory against Mexico at Estadio Azteca
  • Made his debut for the U.S. National Team when he came on as a second-half substitute for the last 30 minutes of the 3-1 loss to Denmark on Nov. 18, 2009, in Aarhus
  • He is one of two players to appear for both the USA and Mexico, the other being Martín Vázquez
  • Before playing for the USA, he made four appearances for Mexico and three appearances for their U-23 team, which failed to qualify for the 2008 Olympics
  • Earned his second league title when Tijuana collected the 2012 Liga MX Torneo Apertura championship 
2012: Made four appearances, including two starts ... After entering as a sub against Scotland and Brazil, he joined the first XI for the 0-0 draw against Canada on June 3 in Toronto ... Went the distance in the 1-0 victory on Aug. 15 in Mexico City, the USA's first win against El Tri on its home soil ... 2011: Earned his second and third caps … Started and played the full 90 minutes in the 1-1 tie against Mexico on Aug. 10 and the 1-0 loss against Costa Rica on Sept. 2 … 2009: Received his first call-up after changing associations when he was invited to the USA’s final game of 2009 … Played the final 30 minutes in the 3-1 loss to Denmark … First Appearance: Nov. 18, 2009, vs. Denmark … First goal: None.

Mexico National Team – 2008:
Played in Mexico’s final match of the year, entering as a substitute in the 2-1 friendly win against Ecuador on Nov. 12 in Phoenix … 2007: Made his debut for the full team on Aug. 22, a 1-0 loss to Colombia in Commerce City, Colo. … Came in as a sub in the 3-2 defeat to Guatemala on Oct. 17 in the Los Angeles Coliseum … Under-23s: Played in all three matches in Olympic qualifying as Mexico failed to earn a berth to Beijing.
2012: A regular first choice for Xolos, he started 14 matches in the Torneo Apetura regular season and all six matches in their run in the Liguilla to the championship ... 2011: Joined Club Tijuana on loan in November … Back with Club America, played only seven games in the Apertura, starting five of those, because of injuries … 2010: Played 11 games for San Luis in the Apertura, including two starts … Scored one goal and added one assist … Started 10 of his 11 appearances for Tigres in the Clausura … 2009: Started 15 games for Tigres in the Torneo Apertura, scoring two goals, including a rocket in the 4-0 win on Nov. 7 against Atlante … Spent the first six months with Club America, where he made 13 appearances … 2008: Made 36 appearances for Santos during the Clausura and Apertura seasons, with 33 coming as a starter … 2006: Began his professional career at Santos Laguna in a scoreless draw against Morelia on April 2, 2006.
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