Kevin Fixler
    Sport Matters

5 August 2011

Edgar Castillo Gets Another Shot With U.S. Soccer

Edgar Castillo is not particularly fond of interviews, but the number of requests he receives may soon be increasing, what with his next international match coming against Mexico, a country whose media and fans once called him a traitor.

On Thursday, with the U.S. national team in the midst of a shakeup after the recent hiring of team manager Jürgen Klinsmann to replace Bob Bradley, the 24-year-old Castillo was unexpectedly selected to play in the August 10 friendly. The match in Philadelphia will not only be the first time the archrivals have met since Mexico’s 4-2 come-from-behind defeat of the United States in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final in June, but also Castillo’s first chance to play against his old team and the country where he still resides.

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