After recently declaring his intentions to play for the U.S. Men’s National Team, New Mexico-born Edgar Castillo has received the call from Bob Bradley.
The USA has two friendly matches scheduled for this month against Slovakia and Denmark on November 14th and 18th, and according Mediotiempo, Castillo will be a part of the team.
“I'm happy about the call up,” said Castillo to Mediotiempo. “With my family and everybody, we'll see how it goes. On Sunday we leave to Slovakia and then there's a match versus Denmark. I'm glad to return to international play and this is the first step, that the USA has called me to the national team."
Having played his entire club career in Mexico and previously was declared for the Mexican National Team, Castillo used new FIFA regulations to switch his international status to that of his birth country, the United States.
"I'm taking it step by step - the first step is that they called me in, and now we'll see how it goes,” said Castillo in the interview. “They are two good games for me to show that I want to go to the World Cup - that's my goal."
Castillo will have these two friendlies to prove himself, and surely another set of matches before next summer’s World Cup in South Africa to try to win a place on Bob Bradley’s team.
A native of Las Cruces, New Mexico, Castillo, 23, has played for Santos Laguna and Club America so far in his career. He’s currently on loan from America at Tigres.
Shane Evans, Goal.com
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