Nery Castillo in action with El Tri

Tribune on Castillo

Nery Castillo doesn't always try to say the right things, but on Tuesday -- five hours after arriving in Chicago for the first time since signing with the Fire -- the outspoken soccer star avoided controversy.

Castillo's goal at this point in his career? To win a title with the Fire, the 26-year-old Mexican playmaker said. His interest in one day returning to England's Premier League? He claimed he's focused on winning a title with the Fire.

His thoughts on English cuisine?

"I'm easy to please," said Castillo, who will be introduced during a press conference on Thursday at Toyota Park, in Spanish. "And my (girlfriend) cooks what I like."

Castillo joins the Fire, his fourth team in five years, as a designated player on a one-year loan from the Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk. The Fire has the option to buy Castillo should the team like what it sees. Few could have predicted this three years ago when Shakhtar paid Greece's Olympiakos 20 million Euros for the hot young prospect.

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