There was a noticeable difference before and after Fabian Castillo left FC Dallas in 2016, and now the club must prepare fully for life after the attacker.
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On Friday, the MLS side announced Castillo has been sold to Turkish side Trabzonspor after being loaned to the club back in August.
The 24-year-old has yet to score a goal in his time in Turkey’s first division, although he has posted one assist in 14 matches.
During his time in MLS, Castillo notched 34 goals for FC Dallas in over 150 appearances for the Western Conference side. The Colombian also played a part in three playoff runs with Dallas.
He enjoyed a good amount of success in Sunderland’s Premier League survival a season ago, but now, DeAndre Yedlin is looking for playing time yet again in 2016/17.
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While the Black Cats are reportedly still in the mix to acquire the U.S. Men’s National Team defender, Turkish side Trabzonspor is now said to be interested in signing the 23-year-old.
The report simply states that there is interest in Yedlin, however, no formal offer has been made to Tottenham at this time.
Trabzonspor recently signed a loan deal with FC Dallas attacker Fabian Castillo, with the Turkish club having an option to buy the player at the end of his spell.
Yedlin was recently linked with moves to newly-promoted PL side Hull City and Derby County of the Championship, with a reported $4.5 million to be on table for the young wing back.
In what has proven to be a whirlwind few weeks for Fabian Castillo and FC Dallas, the promising attacker could very well be headed to Turkey after all.
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Turkish side Trabzonspor has announced a loan deal with an option to buy for the 14-year-old winger after recent reports suggested a tiring back-and-forth between Dallas and the the club from Turkey.
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FC Dallas has yet to confirm the transaction, but given Castillo’s desire to leave the club it seems very likely that he won’t return to the current Western Conference leaders.
On Thursday, Sports Illustrated reported Castillo’s loan move for the remainder of 2016 to be $3 million. Trabzonspor would then have to complete the payment in January or else Castillo would be free to move back to FC Dallas.
FC Dallas’ hopes of winning MLS Cup are about to take a major hit.
Colombian attacker Fabian Castillo is ready to further his career beyond Major League Soccer, according to Goal.com, and is on the verge of a $3-4 million switch to Turkish side Trabzonspor.
Thrice capped for his national team, Castillo has been dynamite for Dallas. He has five goals and five assists in 22 appearances this season, and scored a combined 19 goals in the previous two seasons.
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Trabzonspor finished 12th in last year’s Turkish Super Lig. But they represented the league as its UEFA Champions League contender as recently as 2011-12, after finishing second in the league (Fenerbahce was banned from the UCL for corruption). Karadeniz Fırtınası is the 59th ranked team in UEFA.
FC Dallas manager Oscar Pareja is a strong manager, but it will take everything he has to keep the club atop the Western Conference. With stingy Colorado on the docket today, let’s see if Castillo is in the lineup.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) Turkish authorities have detained two Trabzonspor fans – both of them minors – for attacking an assistant referee during a home game against rival Fenerbahce, causing the game to be abandoned.
Fenerbahce was leading 4-0 on Sunday when the fans ran on the field and one of them attacked assistant referee Volkan Bayarslan. The game was abandoned in the 89th minute.
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The assailant pushed Bayarslan to the ground and punched him before security officials pulled him away.
The state-run Anadolu Agency said Monday a 17-year-old high school student, identified by his initials O.M., and a second minor, who has not been identified, were detained and would be questioned by police dealing with juveniles.