Juan Castillo (soccer)

Juan Castillo is a retired American soccer player who played professionally in the American Professional Soccer League and USL A-League.

Juan Castillo
Personal information
Full name Juan Carlos Castillo
Date of birth (1972-06-18) June 18, 1972
Place of birth Miami, Florida, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Independiente Santa FE
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 Miami Freedom 22 (1)
1993–1994 Fort Lauderdale Strikers
1996 Miami Tango
1997 Charleston Battery 21 (4)
1998 Miami Breakers
1999 Atlanta Silverbacks 27 (1)
1999–2002 Cleveland Crunch (indoor)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

In 1991, Castillo turned professional when he signed with the Miami Freedom of the American Professional Soccer League immediately after graduating from high school. He spent two seasons with Miami.[1][2] In April 1993, Castillo signed with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers.[3] That season he played the end of one game as a stand-in goalkeeper after Mario Jimenez was ejected.[4][5] In 1996, he played for the Miami Tango in the USISL Premier League. He moved to the Charleston Battery for the 1997 season. In 1998, Castillo had an unsuccessful trial with the Miami Fusion of Major League Soccer.[6] He then rejoined the Miami Tango, now known as the Miami Breakers. In 1999, he joined the Atlanta Silverbacks where he was the captain of the team. after a great successful season he joined the Cleveland Crunch, a professional indoor team from the NPSL. He retired in 2002. He currently resides in Miami Fl is the father of Daniel, Olivia and Samuel and married to Ana Gaviria-Castillo. Currently assisting to college and working on his bachelor's degree. Olivia does dance, Samuel does soccer, and Daniel is playing football.=External links==

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