Nashville Soccer Club signed 22-year-old defender Robert Castellanos via free agency. The center back joins a historic Nashville SC defense that posted a goals against average of 0.956 goals per game in 2020, the best of any expansion club in league history.
Castellanos has made 53 USL Championship appearances since his professional debut with LA Galaxy II in 2017, when he led the team to a second-place group finish and a playoff appearance. Most recently, the defender spent the last three seasons with Rio Grande Valley FC Toros, the Dynamo’s USL Championship affiliate, where he earned 37 appearances.
A Palmdale, California native, Castellanos spent time in the U.S. Youth National Team system, where he made two appearances in 2016. Also, at the youth level, he was a member of the U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy side Nomads SC and then Liga MX side Atlas FC, where he signed in August 2016.