Dennis Castillo

Dennis Castillo
Dennis Castillo
Dennis Castillo
Real Name: Dennis Castillo
HT: 5' 10" WT: 160
Pronunciation: Cass-TEE-oh
Age: 24 (04/30/1993)
Birthplace: San Jose, Costa Rica
Hometown: San Jose, Costa Rica

Hometown: San Jose, Costa Rica
College: Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
Citizenship: Costa Rica
Birth date: April 30, 1993
Acquired: Signed on April 22, 2016 having originally been selected in the second round of the 2016 MLS Superdraft (37th overall).



  • Joined USL affiliate Charlotte Independence on loan, which was confirmed on March 27.
  • Returned for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup fourth round game against Oklahoma City Energy FC (6/13), in which he tallied an assist and scored the game-winning goal - his first for the Rapids.
  • Made only his second-ever start in MLS in the 1-0 loss at Atlanta United FC (6/24). It came just over a year on from his previous start, in a 0-0 tie at LA Galaxy (6/22/16).
  • The match at Atlanta was Castillo's first of three starts in a row heading into the CONCACAF Gold Cup break.
  • His last start (7/4) was also his last appearance of the season for the Rapids, though he did make the 18 for the following two games. He returned to Charlotte for the remainder of the season, where he would make a total of 11 appearances, while scoring two goals. Both goals came in the same game, against Tampa Bay Rowdies in early June, and earned him a place in the USL Team of the Week.
  • Missed all of May while with the Independence due to a knee injury.
  • Finished the year with career-high starts in MLS (3), in his second season.


  • Signed to a MLS contract on April 22.
  • He made his MLS debut a day after signing a contract, replacing Eric Miller in the 60th minute of the home game with Seattle Sounders FC (April 23). In that game he provided the cross for Kevin Doyle's first goal of the season.
  • Castillo made his first start in MLS on June 22 in the 0-0 draw at LA Galaxy, playing the full 90 minutes.
  • His next appearance in MLS was not until October 8, when he played the final two minutes of the 3-2 win at Houston Dynamo.
  • Castillo's final appearance of the 2016 regular season came in the last minute of the 2-1 home win over San Jose Earthquakes (10/13).


  • 2015: Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year. NSCAA Second Team All-Midwest Region. Atlantic 10 Championship Player. Atlantic 10 First Team All-Conference. All time leading VCU starter with 80. Preseason All-Atlantic 10 Conference. First ever four year Captain in VCU Coach Giffard’s Tenure. PDL Defender of the year (Portland U-23s).
  • 2014: Preseason All-America and Preseason All-Atlantic 10 Conference.
  • 2013: NSCAA First Team All-Mid Atlantic Region. First Team All-Atlantic 10 Conference. VaSID First Team All-State.
  • 2012: College Soccer News Freshman All-American. NSCAA Second Team All-Mid Atlantic Region. Second Team All-Atlantic 10 Conference. All-Rookie Team Atlantic 10 Conference.
  • High School: Universidad Hispanoamericana, Costa Rica.
  • Club/National Team: Captained Deportivo Saprissa before VCU. A member of the Costa Rican U-18 and U-20 National Teams.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2017Colorado Rapids3302440006010
2016Colorado Rapids4101231103010
Career Totals-7403671109020
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