Wednesday, October 7, 2009

FC Dallas and MLS honor Roberto Castillo with Hispano Distinguido award

FRISCO, Texas (Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009) - FC Dallas and Major League Soccer awarded Roberto Castillo with the Hispano Distinguido award at halftime of Wednesday's game versus the New England Revolution at the Cotton Bowl. Castillo was the first Dallas/Forth Worth area-recipient of the award which is presented to the top Hispanic community leaders across the United States. In addition to the award, a $2,000 donation will be made in Castillo's honor to the charity of his choice.

Castillo, born in Monterrey, Mexico is the founder and president of Liga Pan American Soccer Association and is considered a pioneer of amateur soccer in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

FC Dallas and MLS nominated candidates to the MLS Latin American Advisory Board (LAAB) for review and selection for the award. Nominee criteria included involvement in the community, projects and outreach, growing the sport of soccer in their local market, and supporting the local MLS team. Castillo was unanimously approved on his merits within the local soccer community.

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