The defender stepped on the pitch against Barcelona on Saturday will now get a chance to step back in with the USA later this week.ARLINGTON, Texas - Edgar Castillo is in the middle of busy week.
The Club America defender spent Saturday afternoon on the pitch in Cowboys Stadium trying to defend against the best club team in the world, and on Wednesday, he could very well be asked to step on the pitch and try to defend Mexico, the best international team in CONCACAF.
“It was good, a good experience to play against the biggest team in the world now, Barcelona,” Castillo told Goal.com after Saturday’s match. "And I'm very happy to be back with Club America."
But a match against Mexico looms midweek. After being left out time and again under former United States coach Bob Bradley, the defender seemed excited to get back in with the USA as well, hoping to impress new coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
“To tell you the truth, I've only gone once to the national team, and that was when I was with Tigres,” he said. “Now I get to go back and I’m very happy to do the things well that Klinsmann wants us to do and I hope to play.”
Castillo will close out his busy week with a match against that very same Tigres side, and hopes his current team can continue with a good start to the season by topping his former club.
“Everything's going good with Club America,” he said. “We've won one, lost one, and this coming Saturday we play against Tigres and hope to win that.”