BORNSTEIN NEARING ATLANTE DEAL
RECAPS
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Friday, June 4, 2010
United States international and Chivas USA defender Jonathan Bornstein will apparently be taking his craft south of the border as he nears a deal with Mexican club Atlante.

Bornstein has spent his entire professional career with the Southern California franchise dating back to his MLS debut in 2006.

The left back is currently in South Africa with the US national team preparing for next week's World Cup and is expected to join the Cancun club following the tournament.

"There are still some final details that have to be worked out so the deal is not official," confirmed Atlante Press Officer David Sosa to YA. "However, we don't anticipate any problems and once those are done, Jonathan will join Atlante."

Since graduating from UCLA, Bornstein has appeared in over 100 matches for Chivas USA and has earned 31 caps with the US national team.
culeeero
Tuesday June 8, 2010 12:27 am
@Mike E: Please. Gomez has been able to score for a long time. People conveniently seem to forget that 2005 season at LA Galaxy -- 18 goals in all competitions. He stopped scoring when Steve Sampson moved him to midfield (!!!), and subsequent moves to Colorado and Kansas City didn't exactly provide him with great service into the box.

All the Primera has taught him is that the midfield service is better in Mexico. Now that he has his chance with the full A squad for the US, he finds the service better there, too. Coincidence that Donovan assisted on his goal against Australia? Hell no.
Nathan
Sunday June 6, 2010 9:37 pm
For all those hoping that he will develop into a top defender...dont hold your breath. I just think it is so silly that we are here hoping that our international players that are currently on our roster, continue to develop and learn their position.

Defenders are born, not developed. He just doesnt have "it".
Carlos
Sunday June 6, 2010 12:27 am
@geoffersen in other words defense is "preached" repeatedly.
Chris
Saturday June 5, 2010 7:47 pm
Maybe, he can develop in Mexico. He surely needs work at the international level. Lots of work. I truly hope he gets to get much better. That being said he is not poor at the club level.
Mike E.
Saturday June 5, 2010 2:46 pm
Mex league taught The Mighty Herculez how to score, mybe they can teach Borno how not to score them with his bum!
Cliff Halstead
Saturday June 5, 2010 11:36 am
It always amazes me when I see these posts constantly comparing the MLS league quality to the rest of the world, it all seems a a bit silly considering the age of the MLS compared to the more established leagues around the world. The top tier Mexican teams probably are a bit better, they should be since they have been around for decades. Mexico probably should be the Brazil of North America based on the amount of time the game has been played there, but that is obviously not the case. Mexico has produced some great individual players, but not necessarily great teams. The MLS has made tremendous progress in the short amount of time it has been in existence and is continuing to grow and improve, which is great for the future of the game not only in the US but the entire region.
frank
Saturday June 5, 2010 2:10 am
I guess that his mom gets him a Mexican passport...and lets face it, Cancun is not a bad place to be single and American :)-its not like he'll have any language difficulties, since as the joke goes:

"whats the difference between Miami and Cancun?"

"They speak English in Cancun!" :)
Scout92
Friday June 4, 2010 11:13 pm
Wow, borenstein finally making a move who cares. This guy was by far Bradley's worst choice, we need guys like Etchu Tabe and Zak Whitebread at defence. Thats the truth! Oh yeah and Eric Lichaj!
SealBeachSandy
Friday June 4, 2010 8:17 pm
Is Bornstein gets on the field during the World Cup it will be one of the worst coaching decisions in the history of all sports. These guys at Atlante must be idiots. Did they not see the US v. Turkey game? In 15 minutes Bornstein gave up three monster opportunities for Turkey. He gave Holland two goals in that game -- or at least one for sure. Again, I don't like to be internet hatred guy -- and I actually think as a person John is a great kid and I wish him the best -- but how this guy sees the field for the US national team is a joke. He is undeserving and too many people how worked too hard to see it all go down the drain because of one weakness.
geoffersen
Friday June 4, 2010 7:26 pm
@Carlos Defense is stressed a lot? That's where you lost me.
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