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Lansing Ignite Signs Midfielder Castro

By Staff, 01/22/19, 2:10PM EST


Former U.S. U-17 product recently competed in Germany

LANSING, Mich. – Lansing Ignite FC announced on Tuesday that it has added former U.S. U-17 National Team midfielder Omar Castro ahead of the 2019 USL League One season, pending league and federation approval.

The 22-year-old competed at various levels in the U.S. National Team setup before moving to Germany in 2013, signing with Eintracht Braunschweig.

“Omar is a player who I rate very highly,” Lansing Head Coach Nate Miller said. “He has impressive technical proficiency and is a real footballer. He fits very nicely into the type of midfield we are building and is also a very hard worker and has excellent defensive instincts.

“Going to Germany as a teenager to start his professional career has given him a level of maturity and experience that will help him make an impact on our squad. Omar has immense potential and his ability to dictate possession will be important for us.”

Castro becomes the 10th player signed with Ignite FC, joining fellow midfielders Kyle Carr, Xavier Gomez, Nathan Lewis, Rafa Mentzingen and Christian Silva, defenders Kevin Coiffic and Rhys Williams, forward Steeve Saint-Duc and goalkeeper Kyle Ihn.

“I can’t wait to start working with Coach Miller and really make an impact with Lansing Ignite,” Castro said. “I’ve enjoyed my time playing in Germany the past few years, but I’m really looking forward to competing in the United States.”