Monday, June 29, 2009 |
Courtesy of USSoccerPlayers.com comes word that Edgar Castillo, one of the ones that "got away" would consider taking advantage of the newly passed FIFA rule and switching from Mexico to the United States.
Castillo has indicated that he has yet to be contacted by US Soccer, and will wait until he has spoken with them before filing a request to switch nations.
While not necessarily surprising, because, well, it is US Soccer, it's disheartening to hear that Castillo has yet to receive a phone call. Perhaps Bradley does not rate Castillo, but that's beside the point; as I and others have repeatedly stated, the American talent pool is not so deep that the USSF can afford to waste time in getting potential players into the fold.
If Castillo is willing to play for the US after being set against it only a few years ago, the someone should be calling him right now.