Dynamo select two in Supplemental Draft

Houston chooses goalkeeper Evan Newton, midfielder Sergio Castillo

The
Houston Dynamo selected goalkeeper Evan Newton and midfielder Sergio Castillo in
the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft this afternoon. Both players are expected to be
invited to the Dynamo’s pre-season training camp in hopes of earning a roster
spot.

Newton was selected with
the seventh pick in the first round of Tuesday’s draft. He was named first team
all-Colonial Athletic Association in 2010 as a senior at Old Dominion
University, where he
finished as the school’s all-time leader in saves and shutouts. A former member
of the U.S. U-17 national team, Newton
will turn 23 in April.

READ MORE: Evan Newton bio

Castillo,
selected in the second round with the 25th overall pick, was named second team
all-Missouri Valley Conference at Creighton
University in 2010 as a
defensive midfielder. He split his four years at Creighton between defense and midfield.
Born in Guerrero, Mexico,
Castillo was raised in Escondido,
Calif.

READ MORE: Sergio Castillo bio

The
Dynamo passed in the draft’s third and final round. Houston had selected Generation adidas
players Kofi Sarkodie and Will Bruin in the first round of last Thursday’s MLS
SuperDraft.

The
Dynamo are set to open preseason training on Monday, January 24, with their MLS
regular season opener set for Saturday, March 19, against the Philadelphia
Union at Robertson Stadium. Tickets are available at HoustonDynamo.com.

The Houston
Dynamo are a Major League Soccer club that has won two MLS Cup championships in
its first five seasons and represented the United States in international
competition four consecutive years from 2007-10. For more information, log on
to www.HoustonDynamo.com or call (713) 276-7500.

-Forever Orange-

 

EVAN NEWTON
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 6’2” Weight: 190 lbs.
Date of Birth: April 1, 1988
Hometown: Virginia
Beach, Va.
Citizenship: United
States
College: Old Dominion
How Acquired: 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft, 1st round (No. 7)

SERGIO CASTILLO
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5’8” Weight: 145 lbs.
Date of Birth: October 7, 1989
Birthplace: Guerrero,
Mexico
Hometown: Escondido,
CA
Citizenship: Mexico
College: Creighton
How Acquired: 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft, 2nd round (No. 25)