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Taty Castellanos: “The goals will come”

In this exclusive interview, the NYCFC striker discusses his shift from the left to the center, being prepared, and how this will be a big year for Talles Magno and Santiago Rodríguez.

Taty is taking on a new role in the NYCFC attack | Photograph by Katie Callahan, courtesy

Hudson River Blue spoke with New York City FC striker Taty Castellanos for an exclusive interview at the Etihad City Football Academy training facility in Rockland County, NY where members of the Senior Team were preparing for Saturday’s match against Northeast Conference rivals Toronto FC.

Note: This interview was edited for clarity. Translation courtesy of Roberto Abramowitz.

Hudson River Blue: This has been a slow start to the MLS season in terms of scoring—last year after four games you had already scored four times. But last year you were coming into the season as a forward, and this year you’re coming in as the Golden Boot winner. Are other teams playing you differently?

Taty Castellanos: Yes. Obviously, they’re marking me, and they’re playing the whole team differently because we’re the champions. It’s been harder. They’re defending us in a different way, but I’m calm. We also have to play in the CONCACAF Champions League. I’m not going crazy in MLS, but the goals will come. 

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