The U18 Red Bulls Academy side will take on the U17 US Men’s National Team Saturday at Red Bull Arena, immediately following the Red Bulls MLS match against defending MLS Cup Champion Real Salt Lake (GET TICKETS).  Each day this week, we will spotlight one academy player that will feature in the match, to give you an opportunity to get these talented youngsters a little better before cheering for them on Saturday.  Today we begin with goalkeeper Santiago Castano.

Santiago Castano will be the starting goalkeeper for the U18 Red Bulls when they take on the U17 United States Men’s National Team on Saturday.  Castano joined the Red Bulls at age 13 and has developed into one of the best goalkeepers in the country for his age group.  He has been called into the U14, U15, and U17 US National Teams since he joined the Red Bulls Academy in 2008. Castano spent nine months in Bradenton, FL in the U17 MNT Residency program.  He has also trained with the Red Bulls First Team several times during the season, the first time as a 14 year old.

Name: Santiago Castano
Position: Goalkeeper
Number: 1
Date of Birth: 14/4/1995 (Age 15)
Hometown: Union City, NJ
Signed with Academy: October 1, 2008



  1. Slayer Says:

    This is so cool. I would much rather stay and watch some more football than sit in traffic.

  2. rbfan Says:

    the kid must be pretty good. starting for our u18 academy team at the tender age of 15 is quite the feat. hopefully he turns out to be a great bull someday.

  3. harwin Says:

    must be i grew up with him he is lol

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