Leonardo Castro Shines in the US: A Brace for Greenville Triumph
Former Kaizer Chiefs striker Leonardo Castro continues to impress in the United States, showcasing his goal-scoring prowess with a remarkable brace for his new club, Greenville Triumph.
The 34-year-old forward left Amakhosi during their clear-out at the end of the 2021/22 season, and after a period without a club, he secured a move to Greenville in the US League One (third tier) in March.
Since joining Greenville Triumph, Castro has become the club’s most consistent goal-scorer, proving his worth on the pitch.
In their recent 2-1 victory over Tormenta, he exhibited his sharpness in front of the goal, netting both of the team’s crucial goals.
The club’s coach, John Harkes, praised Castro’s intelligence in the box and his ability to convert excellent passes into great finishes.
Greenville Triumph’s Success
Castro’s stellar performance contributed to Greenville Triumph’s fifth win in their last six games, establishing them as a formidable team in the league.
Their latest three points propelled them to the fourth spot, amassing 28 points from 18 games, placing them three points above the playoff cut line. The team’s success owes much to Castro’s goal-scoring prowess and overall impact on the field.
Impressive Season Statistics
With his latest brace, Castro’s goal tally for the season reached an impressive eight goals in just 19 appearances.
Additionally, his skills in setting up his teammates were evident, as he assisted in four more goals throughout the season. His contributions have undoubtedly made him an invaluable asset to the team’s success.
Greenville Triumph will be back in action next Saturday, ready to face third-placed Forward Madison. As they continue to climb the league standings, Castro’s fine form and scoring prowess will be pivotal in their pursuit of further victories and playoff success.