Mexico went hard after Nery Castillo. The Mexican-born, Uruguayan-bred Castillo was the target of three national teams but Mexico won out. Castillo appeared certain to play meaningful games for Mexico because of his talent and pedigree.
Instead, Castillo was not even on the bench against Guadeloupe. Mark Zeigler of the San Diego Union-Tribune said there were reports of Castillo threatening to return to Greece, where he plays for Olympiakos, because he was angry over the exclusion.
On mediotiempo.com, the report says that Castillo is upset over not playing much in recent games given the battle Mexico waged to get Castillo to wear the Mexico jersey. For the record, Castillo went the full 90 against Cuba (which was really made up mostly of Mexico's second-string side), did not play against Honduras, played 80 minutes against Panama, was suspended because of two yellows for Costa Rica and was not on the bench against Guadeloupe.