Castillo Loan Deal Possible

As pointed out here in the last few weeks rumors of Nery Castillo's imminent departure have been overstated through media reports out of Mexico and Greece.  It's possible Castillo could play elsewhere in 2011 but it will only be as a short term loan deal.  According to this article Castillo is open to the idea. 

A short term loan deal makes sense if the Fire are hoping Castillo plays his way back into form before starting the MLS season.  A loan deal would get him competitive game action immediately rather than waiting for training camp to open in February. 

Filed under: 2010-11 Offseason

Tags: Nery Castillo

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  • Sounds like a good idea, gives the F.O. time to give him a good look before trying to make him an integral part of the starting lineup. There are still some unanswered questions regarding his scoring ability on a consistent basis.

  • The British pile on......

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1335212/Martin-Samuel-FIFA-rotten-core-England-better-it.html

  • In reply to cesba:

    Good article

  • In reply to cesba:

    US didn't have a chance. FIFA may make money in World Cup in 2022, but Qatar is going to take a bath.
    They will do what they said they are going to do with the infrastructure and new stadiums.
    They will provide air conditioned stadiums, but the costs for such construction would be prohibitive in any other country.
    Qatar has money to burn, and their losses in having the World Cup will run into the billions,
    FIFA will come out o.k. and Qatar doesn't give a damn about losing money.
    How could any country compete against that.The U.S. may feel screwed, but they shouldn't second guess themselves about losing out to Qatar.
    What beat the U.S. was an open checkbook.
    I guess we can appreciate when foreigners complain about our foreign policy, when the U.S. was acting arrogantly and was the bull in the china shop.
    There is always 2026, the knack is to keep knocking on the door.
    Also, Brazil is well behind on their schedule for hosting the 2014 World Cup, not even beginning
    to develop the infrastructure needed. There is a chance that FIFA may have to revoke the Cup from
    Brazil. Who knows?

  • In reply to cesba:

    Loan out Castillo... sign Jos

  • In reply to ChicagoFire8:

    Amen to that!!! I would love Torres to come to Chicago.

  • In reply to cesba:

    Duncan White, The Telegraph: "How would you like a World Cup held in one city? How about if we make that city so hot it constitutes a health risk, say [122 degrees F]? Right, what if we air-condition everything, heck, have the whole competition indoors? Can we make sure it

  • In reply to cesba:

    Guille,

    Have you seen these stadia? That last one is insane! I think Busta-Rhymes was right, that's hard-core balling!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcAi3GLQyOI&feature=player_embedded

  • In reply to c0quito18:

    I've seen them....while they're at it why don't they try to air condition the whole country?

  • In reply to cesba:

    It's the size of Cook County, right? I'm sure they have the money for that. That last stadium reminds me of the indoor arena they built in the Peninsula so that people could go skiing in the desert!

    BTW, I've re-upped my season tickets. I will be there good or bad (have a bad feeling it might be bad) every game next year. Unless they play on my wedding date...maybe...

  • In reply to c0quito18:

    Don't want to sound too Polyannish here but given the state of The world, the abject poverty where hundreds of mllions are condemned to live on a dollar a day, what could be more vulgar and obscene than billions wasted on one time soccer venues that can sit empty afterwards and disintegrate in the desert heat? Air conditioning for outdoor stadiums just adds to the Caligula like nature of the festivities. The World Cup in Qatar is corrupt beyond the level of simple greed, and is a massive FU to human decency, way beyond mere football games.

  • In reply to Celt:

    Never mind that they're also building hotels and infrastructure that will be useless after the World Cup leaves town.

  • In reply to cesba:

    Maybe they'll start their own league that plays its season from March to Novemeber, counts the clock down instead of up, and has a one-on-one shootout with a field player and the opposing goalkeeper to settle ties. Oh, and don't forget about playing music during games. And by 2032 the teams will change their names to emmulate MLS sides, Al-Qatar FC will become the Qatar City Wizards. But, of course, the Bahrain Fusion and Bahrain Mutiny will fold three years in.

  • In reply to c0quito18:

    They can also hire Alexi Lalas as GM to drive three of the teams into the ground. ;)

  • In reply to cesba:

    And Ruud Gullit as their coach.

  • In reply to Celt:

    Ahead of the release of the Re-entry draft names at 4pm....the Crew trade the rights to Jason Garey to Houston for a 4th round pick.

  • In reply to c0quito18:

    For those wondering....here are the FIFA rules regarding loaned players

    Article 10 Loan of professionals
    1. A professional may be loaned to another club on the basis of a written
    agreement between him and the clubs concerned. Any such loan is
    subject to the same rules as apply to the transfer of players, including
    the provisions on training compensation and the solidarity mechanism.
    2. Subject to article 5 paragraph 3, the minimum loan period shall be the
    time between two registration periods.
    3. The club that has accepted a player on a loan basis is not entitled to
    transfer him to a third club without the written authorisation of the
    club that released the player on loan and the player concerned.

  • New York Daily News' Filip Bondy......

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/more_sports/2010/12/03/2010-12-03_for_us_its_cruel_world.html?r=sports

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