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Revolution Signing

I'm hearing that New England has finalized a deal with Mauricio Castro, a 26-year-old Honduran midfielder from Olimpia who has made four international appearances. Expect a formal announcement from officials in Honduras and New England/MLS in the next couple days.

By Steve Goff  |  February 14, 2008; 4:40 PM ET
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Hey, at least they're trying.

Posted by: Edward | February 14, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Tool, eh? When I get done making DC fans cry, your polyrhythmic metalcore asses are next.

Posted by: Mastodon Juan | February 14, 2008 04:20 PM

Oh please, we've got a following like no other. We're the best band on the planet and we would make you feel our wrath. Plus Henry Rollins has our back.

To Goff and the rest of the bloggers, you know your boys from Arizona Bay love DCU and soccer in general.

Spiral Out

Posted by: Maynard James Keenan, Danny Carey, Adam Jones, & Justin Chancellor (the boys from Tool) | February 14, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Any chance they will waste a DP on this guy. I know they wont but its nice to dream.

Posted by: Matt | February 14, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Wow, a real live signing of a player with actual experience.

Second signing from central america this off-season. So does Nicol still hate latinos?

Posted by: Christopher | February 14, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Wow! I know this is a higlight reel, but the guy has SERIOUS skills. That first goal is goal of the year material in any league, anywhere. That second goal was a beautiful cross. Etc., Etc. This guy can dibble, stop on a dime, and deliver a great shot or cross -- all with great instincts and vision. Looks like the Revs picked up a sweet-looking midfielder....

Posted by: Fisch Fry | February 14, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Dribble, not dibble....No Nasty Boys comments, please...

Posted by: Anonymous | February 14, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

I think any CONCACAF team that's not the US or Mexico needs to fear Honduras. Players in Europe and MLS. Including David Suazo at arguably the best team in the world right now, Inter Milan.They beat Paraguay 2-0 last week. I think they have a great chance to make it to the World Cup.

Posted by: CACuzcatlan | February 14, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

33 days to the first home match!

Posted by: Curious | February 14, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Second coming of Jose Cancela? OR a cross between Freddy Adu and Taylor Twellman?

Posted by: DWE4 | February 14, 2008 5:42 PM | Report abuse

I'm available, you know.

Posted by: Jose Cancela | February 14, 2008 5:48 PM | Report abuse

I thought the transfer window closed? Is he out of contract or something? Please explain guys.

Posted by: Anonymous | February 14, 2008 6:02 PM | Report abuse

The MLS window is open, that's all that matters for players coming into the league.

Posted by: alex | February 14, 2008 6:09 PM | Report abuse

The Revs season is already over.

After Nicols' pre-emptive strikes to keep Twellman from leaving, TT will be psychologically/emotionally AWOL like he was after the WC snub.

Sorry Revs, but it looks like you'll be spending this season down here in the cellar with us Rapids fans!

Posted by: scott | February 14, 2008 6:30 PM | Report abuse

That's not a nice thing to say about me.

Posted by: The Cellar | February 14, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse

Looks like Freddy came on and played in the waning minutes of Benfica's UEFA Cup game (although he didn't score the goal)...

Posted by: Juan-John | February 14, 2008 6:35 PM | Report abuse

apparently anybody looks like the second coming of maradona in the hondoran league. absolutely horrible defending... he will be average at best. Oh and David Suazo can barely get a minute for Inter Milan, and if DC united played in a corrupt league they could be arguably the best in the world....

Posted by: ninja warrior | February 14, 2008 7:03 PM | Report abuse

Ninja -- I'll agree that the defending was horrible. On the other hand, Emilio did pretty well in Honduras, and did pretty well here -- I believe he did even better here?

Posted by: Fisch Fry | February 14, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

The point of CAcuzcatlan's post is that Honduras has traditionally produced excellent players going back to the 82 World Cup team that featured Gilberto Yearwood. Their national teams tend to be inconsistent with poor goalkeeping being their weak link. They usually score goals but give up more. I would expect Honduras to be in the mix for a CONCACAF spot during upcoming qualifying.

Posted by: sbg | February 14, 2008 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Did Emelio play alongside this Castro? How old are you guys Q'ing tool? That's kind of gay. You know Tool Is Hella Gay right?

Posted by: dadryan | February 14, 2008 10:53 PM | Report abuse

At least henry rollins has your back? I don't understand cats from DC jocking old skool dorks who really couldn't care less about this town. He left... He joined Black Flag...
He has way more in common with the Galaxy than he does with United! Honestly he has more in common in the old days with Chivas, these days he could probably do an under wear ad with Becks, and Beck, and Brittany...

Posted by: Dadryan | February 14, 2008 10:58 PM | Report abuse

I'd rather have Bad Brains watching my back.

Posted by: CACuzcatlan | February 15, 2008 1:12 AM | Report abuse

Frank Dell'Apa of The Boston Globe gets confirmation on the signing of Mauricio Castro, but kudos to Goff for the scoop:

Costa Rican press continues to claim that U-20 National Team striker Argenis Fernández of Santos has signed with the Revolution as well:

Costa Rican striker Víctor Núñez will not be joining New England though:

Posted by: Evan | February 15, 2008 8:18 AM | Report abuse

I would agree that Honduras right now is the best team in central america, and have the best chance on making it to the next world cup. They have lots of players playing in other parts of the world, and thats what make the team more experience.

Posted by: yo its me | February 15, 2008 9:10 AM | Report abuse

Hi yall, well I'm from Honduras and admired Castro when he played with Motagua (me being a Motaguan fan) and with Hispano. He surely has good technique but when he was transfered to Olimpia his career went to a downfall. Olimpia is somewhat like Real Madrid who buy star players from weak clubs and ruin them (hey I'm a Madrid fan and do think so). Hispano was one of the weakest club in the league, they actually had relegated to second division but bought another's team place in the league and stayed and with help of Castro and Argentinian Sergio Diduch they manage to reach playoffs and beat the future champion Motagua 2-1 in their first semifinals (they later went to lose 5-0 playing away). I think he won't be shining in his first year in the MLS and probably be sold but when he goes to another team (Toronto or Real Salt Lake) he'll be a star player like Alex Pineda Chacon.

On another topic, Honduras will reach the World Cup. The only teams that match up with Honduras are USA and Mexico. Costa Rica doesn't have the same great players they used to, all of them are old and rusty. The only way I see Honduras failing to qualify is that in the second round they lose against Jamaica or Canada (dumb CONCACAF placed us in the "group of death")

Posted by: Chupustin | February 18, 2008 8:46 PM | Report abuse

Answering Dadryan question

"Did Emelio play alongside this Castro? How old are you guys Q'ing tool? That's kind of gay. You know Tool Is Hella Gay right?"

I believe they played 1 season together. Luciano Emilio wasn't that great of a player in Honduras, don't get me wrong but he wasn't a star.

Posted by: Chupustin | February 18, 2008 8:48 PM | Report abuse

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