Tag: Nery Castillo

Castillo to Greece After All?

Reports surfaced last week that Nery Castillo was attempting to engineer a loan deal back to Greek club Aris FC.  A post on Castillo’s Facebook page mentioned a possible move but Aris’ manager Hector Cuper quickly shot down the suggestion a few days later saying “The road has not opened. Castillo is neither close nor... Read more »

Anibaba, Herrick, Paul, and Conway Are New Fire Additions

  The Fire landed University of North Carolina defender Jalil Anibaba with the ninth pick in today’s MLS SuperDraft.  Anibaba, the MVP of the MLS Combine, was ranked by many as a top five pick and the Fire were understandably surprised to find him available at number nine.  According to Technical Director Frank Klopas, Anibaba can... Read more »

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. ... Read more »

The Fire's New #10

The Fire officially introduced Nery Castillo today and unveiled the new #10 jersey that Castillo will wear.  Castillo will presumably play in his preferred withdrawn forward role behind either Brian McBride or Collins John.  Both players should benefit greatly from playing with an individual that can create opportunities for himself as well as teammates.  While Castillo... Read more »

Fire to Introduce Castillo Thursday

The Fire will officially introduce Nery Castillo at a press conference at noon on Thursday.  Castillo is expected to beginning training with the team that morning. http://www.chicago-fire.com/news/2010/07/nery-noon Given the late start in training I would assume that he would be doubtful to debut against the Galaxy on Sunday night. 

SuperLiga Misc Post Game

Here are a few miscellaneous quotes from Fire players on SuperLiga and Nery Castillo. CJ Brown On SuperLiga win vs Pumas: “It brings everybody’s spirits up.  At the end of day we’ve won nothing, you get a win and it boosts your confidence.” On the team’s attitude: “The last two games it was good.  It’s... Read more »

Fire Announce Nery Castillo as New DP - Lose to New England

Nery Castillo is the DP The Fire essentially crashed out of SuperLiga 2010 with a 1-0 loss to New England but the biggest story of the night was the addition of forward Nery Castillo to the roster as the team’s designated player.  Castillo should arrive this coming week for a physical and begin training with... Read more »