Jeff Smith 1:30 p.m., May 2
Americans excelling for Club Tijuana
Four United States citizens are currently playing for the popular Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente futbol team; two of those are currently starters. The soccer team, which is usually referred to as Club Tijuana, plays in the top Mexican league.
The two American starters, Joe Corona and Edgar Castillo, both took the field for Club Tijuana less than 48 hours after defeating the Mexican national team in Mexico for the first time in U.S. history. The Americans entered the game earlier this month with a 0-23-1 record at Mexico.
Castillo has dealt with controversy in Mexico after switching from the Mexican national team to the United States national team in 2009. The Wingback was born in New Mexico but holds dual citizenship.
Club Tijuana is currently number two in the league after defeating Club America Sunday evening 1-0. Towards the end of the game Castillo appeared to have suffered a pulled muscle.
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