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Report: Club America in discussions to sign Fabian Castillo

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Fabian Castillo’s current run at the MLS Cup might be his last.

Castillo’s impressive form with FC Dallas this season has caught the eye of Club America, and the Liga MX club is in discussions to sign the 23-year-old winger, according to a report by Club America is hoping to add Castillo in the winter ahead of the 2016 Clausura campaign, and may reportedly pay up to $7.5 million dollars to bring him on board.

Castillo has had a strong year with FC Dallas, scoring nine goals and assisting on nine others in the regular season while leading the club to the Western Conference Finals in the playoffs. The dynamic attacker has also seen his good form rewarded with call-ups to and caps with Colombia’s national team.

FC Dallas will play the first leg of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday when it takes it on the Portland Timbers at Providence Park.


  1. Note: MX salaries in the 10-20 million ranges for teams just start to happened 10 years ago. MLS have to learn from MX: Stars brings sponsorship money and better TV income.

  2. I see no reason not to sell. Liga MX teams have salarys in the 10-20 million ranges for teams. 3-7 times more than MLS. they are the big brother till we decide to spend that kind of cash.

    oh well.

  3. Totally against this move. It would seem antithetical to Pareja’s and Clavijo’s philosophy.

    Over the past couple years Dallas has become a much watch team for me and much of it is due to Castillo. When soccer-loving fans (but marginal MLS fans) come over for matches, it it usually for Dallas matches. Additionally, Dallas’ principle of nurturing youth into mainstays at the club has been something to get excited over.

    I don’t know man.. this is cussing lame.

    Does anyone know if Deportivo Cali still own half his rights?

  4. I’d prefer him to stay, but… so much money. If the front office is competent, they could probably get at least a $10 million transfer for him, especially if we win the Cup…

    • 10 million is what it would cost to buy Cardona from Monterrey and he actually starts and scores for Colombia. 5 mill is about right for Castillo.

  5. I think if MLS wants to be considered a top league, it has to be the top league within it’s own region. Philosophically I’m not a fan of it, but business is business.

      • In order for the MLS to push Liga MX, it has to have a lot more depth as well as top end players. Unless MLS raises its cap to 5 million and exceptions for homegrown and designated players, MLS is not going to come close.

        MLS now has exceptions for revenue obtained from selling players etc in the form of salary buy-downs. What this encourages is developing quality players, but selling most of them to keep 2 or 3 them etc. For example, in the next year or so either or both of OG and Zardes are gone because of such restrictions.

        I don’t want a free for all, but a higher cap or 5 million, which all but 4/5 teams currently hit, and complete exceptions for homegrown players and designated players (no part of salary should count against the cap). At that point, a teams should be able to have 5 or so really high quality players on the team instead of loosing 3/4 of them. Then the rest of the squad should be filled with slightly higher quality depth.

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