24 Under 24, presented by adidas: #3 Fabian Castillo, FC Dallas

3. Fabian Castillo

Pos: F | FC Dallas | Age: 22

Last Year in 24U24: #15
2014 Stats: Matches played: 24 | Goals: 9 | Assists: 4
Castrol Index (as of 9/24/14): #17


If his speed doesn’t kill you, his dribbling skills will. The silky Colombian has been one of the sharpest threats in the league this season, helping FCD to achieve real contender status. In games that Castillo scores, Dallas are 6-0-2; when he doesn’t, they’re 8-10-4. And now Mexican giants Club América are reportedly sniffing around.   

What the technical staffers say: "A terrific talent. For many years, I pretty consistently thought he can beat a player 10 out of 10 times, but his delivery into the box and his finishing was about 1 out of 10. Just this past year, he's turned that corner and starting to score the goal and make that final pass to assist on the goal, such that I think he's a fantastic prospect."

What Opta Sports says: Leads all players in MLS this season with 212 dribbles attempted and 102 dribbles completed.

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