Revolution Sign Forward Geoffrey Castillion

Dean Mouhtaropoulos

The New England Revolution announced Monday that they have signed forward Geoffrey Castillion. The Dutch youth international brings the Revolution roster count to 29, a number that would increase if/when Andy Dorman comes off the Disabled List.

The New England Revolution announced on Monday that they have signed forward Geoffrey Castillion.

Castillion, 23, last played for NEC Nijmegen in the Dutch Eredivisie where he was on loan from Ajax. Over the course of nine games, Castillion scored two goals. He will be added to the Revs' roster upon receipt of his P1 Visa and his International Transfer Certificate.

"Geoffrey is a big, strong target forward with several years of experience in the Dutch first division," Revolution general manager Michael Burns said in the press release. "He will add a different dynamic to our attack and also give us more options up front. Once he finalizes the immigration process, we’re looking forward to getting him right into training."

After making his way through the Ajax Youth Academy, Castillion made his debut with the first team in March 2011. The appearance would be his only as an Ajax first team player as he would soon participate in multiple loans. He spent the 2011-12 Eredivisie with RKC Waalwijk, scoring seven times in 33 games across all competitions. The following year, Castillion joined Heracles Almelo of the Eredivisie, splitting time between the first team and the reserves. With the first team he scored four times in 33 appearances while chipping in 13 goals in 12 appearances for the reserves.

Castillion was playing with the Ajax reserves last season before joining NEC on loan. With the Ajax reserves, who play in the Eerste Divisie, the forward made six appearances, scoring one goal.

Castillion has represented Netherlands at the U-17, U-18 and U-19 levels. He was an instrumental part of the Dutch squad that reached the semifinals of the 2008 UEFA Under-17 Championship as he contributed two of the four goals that Netherlands scored in the competition.

The Castillion signing comes less than 24 hours after the Jermaine Jones news. The two additions bring the Revolution's roster to 29 with Andy Dorman on the Disabled List. If/when Dorman is reinstated, the roster will be at full capacity.

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