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On a Mexican Video

Edgar Castillo, future USA national team candidate, scores on a superb strike during Tigres' 2-2 tie with Santos Laguna. The USSF seems set to have him in training camp before the October qualifiers. Watch the golazo at the 2:10 mark -- "Ca-ca-ca-ca-Castillo!":

America clobbers Toluca, 7-2, with the sixth goal coming from midfield:

By Steve Goff  |  August 31, 2009; 9:39 AM ET
Categories:  Mexico , U.S. men's national team  
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QUE-QUE-QUE-QUE-CASTIILLLOOOO!!!

The left back problem has been solved

Posted by: inzzo79 | August 31, 2009 9:49 AM | Report abuse

7-2? Some coach is getting fired.

Posted by: Reignking | August 31, 2009 10:51 AM | Report abuse

saw the tigres game

man the crowd doesn't seem to like Castillo...the most visibly boo-ed player on the field...

Posted by: TheWashDipsSince88 | August 31, 2009 11:08 AM | Report abuse

"The USSF seems set to have him in training camp before the October qualifiers."

How do we know this?

Posted by: StanShmenge | August 31, 2009 11:08 AM | Report abuse

"Karma Karma Karma Karma Karma Chameleon
You come and go
You come and go
Loving would be easy
If your colors were like my dream
Red, gold and green
Red, gold and green..."

Go ahead... get THAT song out of your head the rest of the day.

Posted by: joedoc1 | August 31, 2009 11:14 AM | Report abuse

Mexican video?

"I feel a hot wind on my shoulder
comin' in from south of the border
I hear the talkin' of the DJ
can't understand just what does he say"

try getting THAT one out of your head.

Posted by: troy6 | August 31, 2009 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Just realized the Wall of Voodoo reference in the post title. Well met.

Posted by: spidergoose | August 31, 2009 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Noticed a few things:

1) At the start of the first clip, the ref paces off ten yards from the free kick and uses a spray can to mark the 10 yards. I love it -- put an end to "wall creep"!

2) On the first Tigres goal, the defender ducks and turns as the shot is released, which gave the ball just enough room to sneak by and rattle into the side netting. If you did that in front of Wicks, he'd go Tyson on you! (With teeth, not fists.)

3) At the start of the clip, when the announcers mention Castillo, it's "Gringo Castillo" -- but when he scores the goal, the "gringo" part is dropped.

Posted by: edgeonyou | August 31, 2009 11:22 AM | Report abuse

edgeonyou: I was going to mention your third point as well...hilarious. He was a gringo until he did something good.

Though that sort of thing certainly happens a lot...in Spain people who screw up can be basques or catalans but when they do well they become spanish.

Posted by: bigbadbri | August 31, 2009 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Radio...radio...

Posted by: Reignking | August 31, 2009 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Adu twitted that he will have a conclusion/destination in the next few hours...

Posted by: Reignking | August 31, 2009 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Did anyone from Toluca defect while they were in DC on Wednesday? Hard to believe that is the same club.

Posted by: mjhoya12 | August 31, 2009 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Adu loaned to Belenenses of the Liga Sagres. Good club for him. Good luck Freddy!

http://www.abola.pt/nnh/ver.aspx?id=174860

Posted by: Reignking | August 31, 2009 12:02 PM | Report abuse

So, Adu moves down the street...gonna play by the Torre de Belem.

Posted by: Reignking | August 31, 2009 12:04 PM | Report abuse

edgeonyou: that paint came out last year in the argentine league, after an argentine man invented it. It disappears after two minutes, and is also usually used to mark where the foul occured and where the ball should be placed.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | August 31, 2009 12:05 PM | Report abuse

no comprende, it's a riddle.

Posted by: dimesmakedollars | August 31, 2009 12:10 PM | Report abuse

... eating barbequed iguana.

Posted by: joedoc1 | August 31, 2009 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Mexican radio? It's gotta be about the goat glands...

Posted by: joshuaostevens | August 31, 2009 12:16 PM | Report abuse

@inzzo79

if one nice goal was enough to solve a positional problem for the USMNT, Benny Feilhaber would be starting every game in central midfield. that said, it would be nice to call Castillo in for the October games (which will hopefully be somewhat meaningless) and let him get his cap and some time on the field to see how he looks compared to Boca, Bornstein, and our other limited options over there.

also, i saw that Hejduk was back playing for Columbus over the weekend. think he'll get called in for October's games as well? that would really create a traffic jam on the right side of the defense with him, Spector and Cherundolo all fighting for time.

Posted by: dimesmakedollars | August 31, 2009 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Yes Edgar Castillo scored a great goal, but can he defend? Can he keep possession? I almost feel as if just because he is Mexican-American, plays in the Mexican league, and he says he wants to play for the US we all just assume he is better than our current option.

Tim Howard, or Brad Friedel save his goal by the way.

I say bring in Casitllo but lets not already say he is the answer to all our problems. There has to be a reason the Mexican national team doesn't want him.

(I claimed Jones is the answer but that is a much easier choice -Jones plays for Shalke FC in the Bundesliga and has minutes in the UCL- while Ricardo Clark and Fielhaber play for doodoo teams in comparison.)

Posted by: grubbsbl | August 31, 2009 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Completely off-topic.
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Posted by: I-270Exit1 | August 31, 2009 12:23 PM | Report abuse


I never get tired of seeing Sanchez get scored-on.

Posted by: christopher_a_metzler | August 31, 2009 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: SportzNut21 | August 31, 2009 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Marco Pappa makes $42,000 this year for the Fire.

Posted by: OWNTF | August 31, 2009 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Edgar Castillo is the answer for our attacking left back position. Not sure if he's the guy for our defense-minded left back position. Definitely worth having him into a US men's team camp to help find out. It's a crying shame to see poor, poor Osvaldo Sanchez have to pick the ball out of the net after being scored on by his ex-teammate.

;)

I saw the game highlights on Contacto Deportivo and all 4 goals in the 2-2 tie were highlight reel quality.

Interestingly, Tigres start "Gringos" at both left and right fullback. Gringo Castro's nickname however, is supposed to be a case of childhood mistaken identity.

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | August 31, 2009 12:57 PM | Report abuse

I seem to remember the Brazilians using the paint stuff for more than two years.

Posted by: fedssocr | August 31, 2009 1:22 PM | Report abuse

I seem to remember the Brazilians using the paint stuff for more than two years.

Posted by: fedssocr

Sounds like something Maradona used to do.

Posted by: Reignking | August 31, 2009 1:24 PM | Report abuse

I-2701: I am so relieved that BaRRD is taking the fall for me. ;-) Whew.

SG: It has been an awful Monday. Thanks for brightening it w Wall of Voodoo.

Posted by: ldmay | August 31, 2009 1:41 PM | Report abuse

wasn't it Robbie Fowler?

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | August 31, 2009 1:42 PM | Report abuse

@grubbsbl -- You forgot Hope Solo.

Posted by: edgeonyou | August 31, 2009 2:40 PM | Report abuse

@Reignking -- You mean lay down a white line, only to have it "disappear" moments later?

Posted by: edgeonyou | August 31, 2009 2:42 PM | Report abuse

@edgeonyou: I actually did see Hope's save in the second half against Ikea (although not much of the rest of the game). It's not often you stand and applaud something that happens on TV, but, the way she dove to her right then shot her arms or to snatch the ball out of the air, was applause worthy.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | August 31, 2009 3:00 PM | Report abuse

DC United obviously wore down Toluca to the point where they had nothing left.

Posted by: SonicDeathMonkey | August 31, 2009 3:17 PM | Report abuse

DC United obviously wore down Toluca to the point where they had nothing left.
Posted by: SonicDeathMonkey
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You mean they used up their August allotment of goals against us?

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | August 31, 2009 3:53 PM | Report abuse

DC United obviously wore down Toluca to the point where they had nothing left.

Posted by: SonicDeathMonkey | August 31, 2009 3:17 PM

**********************

I suspect there IS actually some truth to this tongue-in-cheek remark. DC United put up no opposition but the trip cuts down their ability to rest, train as effectively and spend the week focusing on their Liga opponent. Plus they used plenty of starters at RFK.

Toluca is probably still a better team than America.

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | August 31, 2009 6:28 PM | Report abuse

"The USSF seems set to have him in training camp before the October qualifiers."

So what makes anyone think "Coach for Life" Bradley would even play an attack minded player?

Posted by: PregamePint | August 31, 2009 7:31 PM | Report abuse

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