By FRANCO PANIZO
Edgar Castillo’s time at Club Tijuana is over.
It was announced on Wednesday that Atlas has signed Castillo via a full transfer from Xolos, who Castillo leaves after two-and-a-half seasons.
Castillo was a regular for Tijuana this past campaign, starting in 28 of the 32 Liga MX matches he played in over the course of the Apertura and Clausura campaigns, but will now play for his seventh first division Mexican club since 2006.
The 27-year-old Castillo now joins an Atlas side looking to improve on its 12th-place finish during the Clausura season. He is also leaving behind the stable of American teammates at Tijuana that still includes Joe Corona and Greg Garza.
Here are more notes involving Americans Abroad in Liga MX:
GOMEZ OFFICIALLY JOINS TIGRES ON LOAN
Herculez Gomez has passed his physical exams, and is now a member of Tigres UANL.
Club Tijuana shipped out another American on Wednesday by loaning out Gomez to Tigres ahead of the upcoming Apertura campaign. The 32-year-old forward joins Jose Torres at the club and is looking for a steadier dose of playing time after making just 10 starts in 25 appearances across all competitions in his first year with Xolos.
The move will see Gomez – who scored all three of his goals for Tijuana in CONCACAF Champions League action – play for his sixth Liga MX club since leaving MLS in 2010.
TIGRES SEND BORNSTEIN ON LOAN TO QUERETARO
In goes one American, out goes another.
A day after Gomez officially joined Tigres UANL, the club loaned Jonathan Bornstein to Queretaro for the upcoming campaign on Thursday. Bornstein, 29, spent last season on loan at Atlante, but was limited to just 37 combined minutes in three substitute appearances.
Bornstein will play alongside Vancouver Whitecaps forward Camilo at Queretaro, which finished in 13th place in Liga MX’s Clausura campaign.
What do you think of Castillo’s move to Atlas? Do you see Gomez succeeding at Tigres? Think Bornstein will see a steadier dose of minutes at Queretaro? Wish MLS clubs would sign these players?
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