So, does Edgar Castillo count as a Yank abroad? He was born in New Mexico, one of the 50 United States. And he plays abroad, albeit a stone's throw from the U.S. border.
Regardless, an American played for the Mexican national team on Tuesday. Edgar Castillo played all 90 minutes in Mexico's 2-0 win over Chile. The game was the Under-23 team's preparation for the upcoming Olympic qualifying tournament, which will be played here at HDC.
Here's the full lineup for Mexico:
1.- Jonathan Orozco, 2.- Omar Esparza (19.- Luis Robles 45’), 3.- Edgar Castillo, 4.- Francisco Gamboa, 5.- Julio Cesar Domínguez, 6.- Patricio Araujo, 7.- Pablo Barrera (22.- Juan Carlos Silva 82’), 8.- Jorge Hernández (13.- Sergio Ávila 45’), 9.- Santiago Fernández (17.- Luis Ángel Landín 45’), 10.- Cesar Villaluz (16.- Omar Arellano 70’), 11.- Edgar Andrade (20.- Enrique Esqueda 70’).
Even without Guillermo Ochoa, it's a pretty good lineup. And of course Carlos Vela and Giovani Dos Santos weren't around. Cesar Villaluz scored a goal. That guy is one to watch for sure. I mean, Vela and Gio will be good but don't count out Villaluz. He's nails.
Anyway, getting back to Edgar, I believe that's three games he's now played in for El Tri. And he's a left-sided player.
Yank abroad or not, he's property of El Tri.
ADD: Here's Chile's lineup. Mexico won 2-0.
1.- Gregory Morales, 2.- Marco Biskupovic, 3.- Bastián Arce, 4.- Bruno Romo, 5.- Rafael Caroca, 6.- Charles Aránguiz (14.- Alexis Gutiérrez 89’), 7.- Braulio Baeza (15.- Jorge Gálvez 75’), 8.- Esteban Sáez, 9.- Mauricio Gómez, 10.- Joan Muñoz (16.- Robert Méndez 86’), 11.- Boris Sagredo.