Gringo Report: Castillo called back to América after loan
GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Edgar Castillo says he has been recalled by Mexico City powerhouse Club América for the upcoming season.
The New Mexico native was on loan at Puebla and was unsure of whether he would return to the club that owns his contract, but he says América coach Carlos Reinoso has guaranteed him a place in the squad for the Apertura 2011.
"I'm 24 years old now and a little more mature," Castillo told Notimex. "I want to return to the level that I had at Santos. Reinoso is a good manager and he motivates me and he could help me in everything. Being here will benefit me a lot.”
Castillo was sold to América in 2009 after a successful three-year run at Santos Laguna. But he found minutes hard to come by while with las Águilas. Since the Apertura 2009, has been loaned out to three different clubs, including Tigres UANL, San Luis and Puebla.
Back at his parent club, the left back may also get a chance for some real game time for a back line that is in dire need of help. During the recently completed Clausura 2011, América leaked a mammoth 28 goals, one of the worst defensive records in the league.
There is not such good news for Castillo’s fellow América property Isaac Acuña. On loan at Querétaro last season, the Southern California native doesn’t know what his next move is.
“I don't know what my future will be,” the 21-year-old told Mediotiempo.com. “I'm going to do the preseason and they will inform me what will happen.”
Both players are scheduled to travel to Cancún on Wednesday with the rest of the América squad to start their preseason training.