Valentin Castellanos will no longer take up an international spot on NYCFC’s roster. (Photo courtesy of NYCFC)

New York City FC forward Valentin Castellanos has received his U.S. green card, the MLS team announced.

As a permanent resident, the Argentina Under-23 international will no longer occupy an international spot on the Ccub’s roster.

Each MLS team is allotted eight international player spots to begin each season. NYCFC has received an additional spot from the Colorado Rapids for this season as part of the trade considerations that saw the club acquire Jonathan Lewis in 2019.

NYCFC is using five of its nine available international player spots.

Current NYCFC international players :

* Héber

* Gary Mackay-Steven

* Alexandru Mitriță

* Maxi Moralez

* Gudmundur Thórarinsson

NYCFC starts its sixth MLS season against Columbus Crew SC Sunday at 12:30 ET (YES Network).