American Exports: Bornstein moves to Atlante on loan
GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Jonathan Bornstein’s torrid time on the sidelines at Tigres UANL has come to an end.
The club has loaned out the 27-year-old to Cancún-based Primera División outfit Atlante, where he will be under the tutelage of former Mexico coach Ricardo La Volpe for the Apertura 2012 season.
Atlante announced the signing via social networks on Wednesday, with the Mexican federation confirming it via the same means.
The move calls time on a frustrating 18 months at Tigres for Bornstein, who found playing time difficult to come by.
During his stay south of the border, the Mexican passport holder has converted from defender into a defensive midfielder, a position he now considers his primary role, not left back as Chivas USA and MLS fans will remember him.
He impressed in the position earlier this year for Tigres in the Copa Libertadores qualifying round against Chilean side Unión Española.
Atlante finished in 14th position last season and have so far brought in four new signings during the offseason, as well as La Volpe to help turns things around.
Bornstein’s agent told MLSsoccer.com last month that there was interest in the player from Europe as well as MLS, but the Southern Californian opted to stay in Mexico.
Tom Marshall covers Americans playing in Latin America. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.