American Exports: Jonathan Bornstein makes rare appearance in Tigres' Copa MX draw

Jonathan Bornstein in the CCL

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GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Jonathan Bornstein was handed a rare start by Tigres UANL coach Ricardo Ferretti and completed 90 minutes for the first time this season in his team’s 0-0 draw with Cruz Azul Hidalgo in the Copa MX on Wednesday at Estadio Universitario.

Bornstein played in central midfield for Tigres – with Ferretti resting players ahead of the Clásico Regio this weekend - and was smart in keeping the ball and spraying passes around in the Group 2 matchup.

In Group 6, Texan forward Sonny Guadarrama came on at halftime as Necaxa tied 0-0 with Chivas at Estadio Omnilife and was close to breaking the deadlock in the 57th minute, when he stretched to get on the end of a right wing cross.

Finally, in Group 1, a pair of American youngsters featured in the 1-1 draw between Monterrey and Correcaminos. Ernest Nungaray played the first 45 in his debut for Correcaminos, while Alonso Hernandez went the full 90 for Monterrey.

Tom Marshall covers Americans playing in Latin America for MLSsoccer.com. Contact him at tom.marshall.mex@gmail.com.