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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.
Carlos
Friday June 4, 2010 6:44 pm
I'm not a big Bornstein fan, but maybe we should take a positive out of this "deal." The Mexican league is better than the MLS that's a given, and defense is stressed alot, and in Mexico the flanks are used a lot more than here in the States. I'm hoping this move will only help Bornstein...I think we've bashed on the guy enough as it is, might as well support him now.
Ilya
Friday June 4, 2010 6:01 pm
Could JB sign with the Mexican national team as well? :)
Jbjo
Friday June 4, 2010 5:15 pm
Folks lets keep in mind that Mexican teams routinely win and in fact dominate the CONCACAF Champions league. So obviously they play some defense. Just ask Houston who have played Pachucha tough, but never won a series with them or Columbus who were beaten soundly by Atlante in this past cup. Personally I cant believe Atlante have any interest in JBo. He's a "bit of a disaster" in a national team uniform. Maybe they can sort him out.
dude
Friday June 4, 2010 5:10 pm
We have a winner for the dumbest club on earth. Real Madrid, my apologies.
Coach Ric
Friday June 4, 2010 4:18 pm
You two guys can't see the trees for the forest. First Bocanegra and Bonstein have "not played" their bi-nationality and rarely have they made any appearances. Both come from very good and upper middle class families, Bocanegra opting to leave UCLA and ply his trade accross the pond, while Bornstein, stayed in SoCal after UCLA. And yet, both Torres and Gomez, born here were barely able to be noticed by MLS (except for Gomez) and were then recruited and signed by Pachuca and Puebla - where they flourished! And Danja, yes, they do play defense in Mexico, pero no te hagas mamon!
Gtbanna
Friday June 4, 2010 3:43 pm
Funny...when i first speed read the headline, I thought it said ATALANTA in Italy! lol
I think more US players will start making a switch to Mexican League..its a more intermediate jump than straight to Europe (and usually the bench)
And yes, it is a better league than MLS, more talent, techinique & pressure.
Players like Lee Ngyuen, Freddy Adu, Kamani Hill, Danny Szetela, Robbie Rogers and others i think would've benefitted from a year or 2 in Mexico before Europe
d-bar
Friday June 4, 2010 3:18 pm
Good move. Great experience for him, more familiarity against el Tri players.
TomM
Friday June 4, 2010 3:14 pm
Should be a good move for him to a league that values backs going forward over playing defense. But I agree- hope not to see him take the field in S. Africa.
Dustin
Friday June 4, 2010 2:57 pm
This a great move for JBo, people forget he is actually half-mexican. It's funny, the press plays up the fact that Torres and Gomez are Mexican but the truth is their are 4 players on the team with some Mexican roots, Bornstein, Bocanegra, Torres and Gomez.
Dainja
Friday June 4, 2010 2:51 pm
GOOD RIDDANCE! I mean, I love all USA players, but if Johnny sees the field for us in South Africa...we are doomed. (maybe he'll get better in the Mexican league?? oh well...they don't play defense there anyway)
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