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Taty Castellanos called up to Argentina U-23 team

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NYCFC’s emerging forward will feature for Argentina for the first time in his career

MLS: Atlanta United FC at New York City FC Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Though he has been pretty streaky (both hot and cold) over the course of the 2019 season, New York City FC forward Taty Castellanos has become one the club’s most improved players. Following a 2018 season that was marred in mediocrity, Castellanos has asserted himself this year, scoring 12 goals and logging 5 assists in 29 games.

Though often seen as an understudy to fellow emerging star Héber, Castellanos has done quite nicely for himself as is one of three NYCFC players to have a double digit goalscoring tally.

And apparently, the Argentine Football Association has taken notice.

Earlier yesterday, Olé reported that Taty Castellanos was to be called up to Argentina’s U-23 team for friendlies against Mexico on October 9 and October 14. Taty is one of two MLS players — the other being D.C. United’s Lucas Rodriguez — to feature in Argentina’s U-23 team this upcoming cycle.

Atlanta United’s Ezequiel Barco was also expected to receive a call-up, but is likely to remain out of the squad due to a recent injury.

We wish Taty the best of luck in his friendlies and hope that this opportunity can one day see him perform with their senior squad.