Colorado Rapids add Edgar Castillo and Jack Price

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MONTERREY, MEXICO - APRIL 22: Javier Aquino of Tigres (R) fights for the ball with Edgar Castillo of Monterrey (L) during the 15th round match between Monterrey and Tigres UANL as part of the Torneo Clausura 2017 Liga MX at BBVA Bancomer Stadium on April 22, 2017 in Monterrey, Mexico. (Photo by Azael Rodriguez/LatinContent/Getty Images)

COMMERCE CITY, COLORADO (January 8, 2018) – The longstanding rumors turned out to be true. Colorado Rapids have added Edgar Castillo, and Jack Price. The club announced today at a pop-up event. Castillo joins the club from C.F. Monterrey of Liga MX, and Price joins from Wolverhampton Wanderers of the English Championship divison

Colorado Rapids add Edgar Castillo and Jack Price

Castillo could very well feature as a left wing back under Head Coach Anthony Hudson. He has spent most of his career at left back professionally.

The Las Cruces, NM native started his career with Santos Laguna, making 78 appearances from 2006-2008. He has spent his entire club career in Liga MX, playing for various clubs. He made a move to regional power Club America after his time at Santos, but had trouble finding regular minutes with the first team.

After several loan stints, he moved on to Club Tijuana, Atlas, and most recently Monterrey. Castillo has won the the Clausura once (Santos in 2008) and Apertura twice (Tijuana in 2012 and Monterrey in 2017).

Internationally, Castillo started out with Mexico, playing for both the U23 and senior teams for El Tri 2007-08, making 11 total appearances. Changes in FIFA regulations made it possible for Castillo to switch to the United States as a dual citizen in 2009. Previous rules only allowed players to make a one time switch before their 21st birthday.

Castillo was approved in September 2009 to switch his international status from Mexico to the United States having not played a competitive game for El Tri. He has played 18 times for the Yanks since then and was a member of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup winning team.

Jack Price is an English midfielder who previously played at Wolverhampton. He’s been there since he started his youth career in 2001. He’s made 97 appearances with Wolves, scoring twice. In 2014 he went on two short loan stints with Yeovil Town and Leyton Orient.

The two players were announced at a popup event in Downtown Denver. Fans got a chance to meet them and take pictures with the players.

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Name: Jack Price Age: 25 Height: 5’7” Position: Midfielder Birthplace: Shrewsbury, England Previous Club: Wolverhampton Wanderers Nationality: England

Name: Edgar Castillo Age: 31 Height: 5’7″ Position: Defender Birthplace: Las Cruces, NM Previous Club: C.F. Monterey (Liga MX) Nationality: United States

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