Nelson Castro

Position: Defender

Birthdate: July 28, 1995

Status: Academy U-16

Birthplace: USA

High School: Eastwood Academy, 2013


OUTLOOK: Promising defender identified in 2010 Sueno MLS reality show who made Dynamo Academy debut in fall of 2010.

USSF 2010-11: Appeared in 20 games for the U-16s during his first year in the Dynamo Academy after winning Sueno MLS 2010 ... Made eight starts and saw regular time as a defender for the squad that reached the USSF playoffs.

SUENO MLS 2010: Won national reality show contest at just 14 years old, beating out 14 other national finalists and being announced as the winner on Univision's Republica Deportiva on May 9 ... Impressed during first weekend of tryouts to be among 10 Houston-area finalists to train with Dynamo Academy for one week ... Then selected as one of five Houston finalists to compete at national finals.

COLLEGE: Uncommitted.

PERSONAL: Salvadoran-American lists Oguchi Onyewu of the U.S. national team as his favorite player, “because of his height and strength and because he plays my position.”