GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Edgar Castillo will be playing his soccer next season just a stone's throw from the country of his birth, as the US international left back has signed at Club Tijuana, the team announced on Wednesday afternoon.
The Las Cruces, N.M., native was placed on the transfer list at Club América by new coach Miguel Herrera, and rumors in the Mexican press suggested he was going to be used as a part exchange for other players, with both Atlante and Atlas mentioned.
Castillo started only five games for Club América this past season and was hampered by injury problems through the middle part of the campaign.
Tijuana will be Castillo’s sixth Mexican team. He debuted for Santos in 2006 and left in 2009 for América. Since then, the US international has had stints at Tigres, San Luis and Puebla.
Castillo, who can play both left wing and left back, joins fellow American Joe Benny Corona at Club Tijuana.
“El homie” has three US caps to his name and was called up by coach Jurgen Klinsmann for the August friendly against Mexico and the September friendlies against Costa Rica and Belgium.