U-19 National Team call-up for Houston Dynamo 2 trio
The Houston Dynamo organization continues to attract top talent. Brooklyn Raines, Mateo Pinilla, and Juan Castilla all received their invite to the U-19 National Camp in August.
The announce is nothing new for these three who are attracting attention every time they step on the pitch. This the third camp in 2022 to which they have been invited.
Castilla and Raines, both midfielders, have played an integral part in the success of the Dynamo 2 in the inaugural MLS Next Pro season. Castilla has appeared in 12 of the team's 16 games. He appeared in the first team Dynamo in the 2022 US Open.
Raines, in his first pro season, has made 11starts. He, also, made three consecutive starts in the parent club's US Open run in 2022. Both he and Castilla when they featured in their Houston Dynamo debut were the youngest to so.
Pinilla's invite was his fourth since joining the Dynamo Academy program in 2016. A dual citizen, he has also drawn interest from the Columbian national U-17 team side for a 2020 camp. He and Raines both featured for the US team in a pair friendlies in Spain back in May. There have also been some recent rumors that some Spanish teams are interested in his services.
Houston Dynamo GM Pat Onstad had this to say about the trio's selection.
“I am proud of these young men for their professionalism when representing the Club at the international level this year,” said Houston Dynamo general manager Pat Onstad. “We are making significant strides in developing elite youth players and three invitations to a youth national team camp is another example of our progress. National team participation can accelerate a young player’s development and we hope this experience will help these players achieve their goal of becoming professionals.”
The trio will depart for the Carson City, California camp following the Dynamo Dos game on Sunday