Soccer Great Castro Moves On

Foxborough, MA (Sports Network) – The New England Revolution announced on Monday that the club has signed Honduran midfielder Mauricio Castro to a Major League Soccer contract to play for the Revs. He will occupy one of the team’s eight international spots on the roster. Per MLS and club policy, terms of the deal were not released.

“We’re pleased we were able to acquire Mauricio,” Revolution Director of Soccer Michael Burns said. “We believe his abilities complement our current roster and allows us added flexibility with the lineup this season. We’re looking forward to Mauricio joining the club.”

Castro, 26, comes to the Revolution from CD Olimpia of Honduras’ top division. Prior to Olimpia, Castro was a member of Honduras’ Hispano (2005-07) and Universidad (2004-05) clubs.

Castro also earned four caps with the Honduras national team during the 2007 UNCAF Nations Cup, the biennial regional championship of the seven Central American CONCACAF countries.

In other news, the Revs released the remainder of their preseason schedule. The Revs also announced that the team will make its third preseason trip to New Orleans, La., from March 13-20.

On March 3, the team will face Pioneros de Cancun of the Segunda Division. Two days later the Revolution will play Mexican Apertura champion, Atlante.

The trip to New Orleans will include three matches, including a contest against Honduras’ most recent Apertura champion, Marathon, on March 14. On March 16, the Revs will play the first of two matches against the host New Orleans Shellshockers of the USL’s Premier Development League, with the second – on March 19 – wrapping up the club’s preseason slate.

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