HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on loan from Club Atletico Torque on July 27, 2018.
A promising young Argentine with playing experience in Chile and Uruguay, Castellanos can take players on one-v-one and is versatile enough to play on the wing or as a forward. Since coming to MLS, Castellanos has 18 goals and 10 assists through 60 games, 42 of them starts. Initially signed on loan, Castellanos has helped NYCFC make three straight trips to the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs. He led NYCFC with six goals scored a season ago.
OUTSIDE MLS: Castellanos spend the 12 months prior to joining NYCFC on loan from Universidad de Chile at CA Torque in Uruguay, helping the team win promotion to that country's top division and being named the Primera Division player of the month in June.
INTERNATIONAL: Castellanos was called into the Argentine U-23 national team. He's made six appearances and helped the team qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics.