Javier Castro

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Javier Castro
Personal information
Full name Javier Castro Gonzalez
Date of birth (1991-08-15) August 15, 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Guadalajara, Mexico
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Kitsap Pumas
Number 28
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Mt. San Antonio College (23)
2012 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos 16 (3)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012 OC Blues Strikers FC 6 (4)
2013–2014 Chivas USA U-23
2014 Los Angeles Misioneros 7 (7)
2014 Oklahoma City Energy FC 11 (0)
2015 Ventura County Fusion 8 (1)
2016 Kitsap Pumas 7 (0)
2017– Moreno Valley FC 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 13, 2017.

Javier Castro Gonzalez[1] (born August 15, 1991) is a Mexican professional footballer currently with Moreno Valley FC in the United Premier Soccer League.

Early life and education[edit]

Castro was born August 15, 1991, in Guadalajara, Mexico. He played youth soccer in Southern California and attended International Polytechnic High School. He was a finalist for Sueño MLS in 2010.[2]

Castro attended Mt. San Antonio College and played college soccer from 2010 to 2011. He scored 23 goals and assisted on 21 others over his two seasons with the team.[3]

He transferred to the University of California, Santa Barbara and played with the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos men's soccer team in 2012, appearing in 16 games and scoring 3 goals with 1 assist.[4]

Playing career[edit]

While attending college, Castro appeared for USL Premier Development League club OC Blues Strikers FC in 2013. He appeared in 6 games for the club, scoring 4 goals.[5]

Castro skipped his senior year at UC Santa Barbara and would appear in 2013 and 2014 for the U-23 side of Chivas USA.[6][7] Later in 2014, he spent time with Los Angeles Misioneros and appeared in 7 games, scoring 7 goals with 3 assists.[8]

Castro signed professional terms with USL Pro club Oklahoma City Energy FC in July 2014.[9] He was not retained by the club and joined Ventura County Fusion in 2015. He appeared in 8 games for the Fusion, scoring one goal.[10]

Castro went on trial with Segunda División de México side Real Cuautitlán in 2016, but it was ultimately unsuccessful.[11] He would later trial with Kitsap Pumas successfully and was announced as a signing by the club in April 2016.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Javier Castro Gonzalez". Premier Development League. Retrieved July 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Sueño MLS fills out final five spots in LA". Major League Soccer. May 3, 2010. Retrieved March 25, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Local Standout Ema Boateng Signs NLI, Creighton Transfer Dion Acoff to Join UCSB". UC Santa Barbara Gauchos. February 1, 2012. Retrieved July 8, 2016. 
  4. ^ "2012 UC Santa Barbara lineup". UC Santa Barbara Gauchos. Retrieved March 25, 2016. 
  5. ^ "2013 PDL Field Stats". Premier Development League. Retrieved March 25, 2016. 
  6. ^ Rodriguez, Alicia (August 6, 2013). "Chivas USA's U-23 team wins state title in unbeaten season". TheGoatParade.com. Retrieved July 8, 2016. 
  7. ^ Rodriguez, Alicia (May 23, 2014). "Chivas USA Academy: U-23s win Raul Briones Cup". TheGoatParade.com. Retrieved July 8, 2016. 
  8. ^ "OKC Energy FC Signs Javier Castro". KOTV-DT. July 8, 2014. Retrieved March 25, 2016. 
  9. ^ "OKC Energy FC signs Javier Castro". Oklahoma City Energy FC. July 8, 2014. Retrieved March 25, 2016. 
  10. ^ "2015 PDL Field Stats". Premier Development League. Retrieved March 25, 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "Kitsap Pumas sign forwards Darius Madison, Javier Castro". Kitsap Pumas. Retrieved July 8, 2016. 

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