In recent weeks we have highlighted some memorable former New England Revolution players. This week we track down an individual that only diehards will remember: Geoffrey Castillion.
Career with the Revolution
Castillion signed with the Revolution on Aug. 25, 2014. The Ajax product was advertised by General Manager Michael Burns as a "big, strong target froward with several years of experience in the Dutch first division." MLSSoccer.com's Craig Forde would later say that Castillion "may just be the most intriguing signing that the club made while filling up their roster." We at The Bent Musket posted an article stating that the forward was a significant addition.
Too bad Castillion was a complete flop.
Castillion made his debut a few weeks after joining the Revs, entering in the 76th minute against the Montreal Impact. He would end the match with just nine touches, completing four of his six pass attempts. That night would mark his first and last appearance in Revolution colors.
Where is he now?
Still only 25 years old, Castillion has floated around Europe since leaving the Revs in 2014. He was first with Universitatea Cluj of Romania before joining Debreceni Vasutas of Hungary. He spent some time on loan to Puskás Akadémia FC of Hungary but has since returned to Debreceni Vasutas.
Through it all, Castillion has only managed four goals in 41 appearances.
Do the Revs miss him?
Castillion is a classic example of a player who never lived up to his potential. Listed at 6'3, Castillion had the size you'd want from a striker. His resume, which included appearances with the Dutch youth national teams, also looked promising. In the end, he didn't leave much of a mark.
Well, expect for the interview in which he stated that "he hoped to improve the level of the MLS and the team."